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The Old Corral (1936)

Approved | | Western | 21 December 1936 (USA)
As the sheriff of a small western town, Autry sings his way into a relationship with Eleanor, a singer from a Chicago nightclub who earlier witnessed a murder.

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Cast

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Eleanor Spencer - aka Jane Edwards (as Hope Manning)
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O'Keefe Brothers
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Champ - Gene's Horse
Cornelius Keefe ...
Martin Simms
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Garland - Simms' Partner
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Mike Scarlotti
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Clem Snodgrass
Abe Lefton ...
Abe - Rodeo Announcer
Merrill McCormick ...
Joe - Scarlotti Henchman
Charles Sullivan ...
Frank - Scarlotti Henchman
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Tony - Scarlotti Driver
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Dunn - Dealer
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Wife-Beating Prisoner
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As the sheriff of a small western town, Autry sings his way into a relationship with Eleanor, a singer from a Chicago nightclub who earlier witnessed a murder. Written by Ed Stephan <stephan@cc.wwu.edu>

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AN EASTERN GANG MEETS A WESTERN SHERIFF (original ad - all caps)

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Western

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21 December 1936 (USA)  »

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No Velho Rancho  »

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| (RCA Victor High Fidelity Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Film debut of Irene Manning (billed as "Hope Manning"). See more »

Quotes

Sheriff Gene Autry: We're going out to arrest the O'Keefes for highway robbery.
Deputy Frog: Oh, don't kid me. They couldn't even find the highway.
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Connections

Featured in Gene Autry: White Hat, Silver Screen (2007) See more »

Soundtracks

One Man Band
(uncredited)
Written by Smiley Burnette
Played by Smiley Burnette on his one-man band set-up
Sung by Smiley Burnette
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Early Autry Programmer
29 October 2013 | by (Claremont,USA) – See all my reviews

I wonder what theatergoers in 1936 thought when they expected cowboys and instead were greeted in the opening scenes by an urban nightclub. Good thing action soon transfers to cowboy country. Eleanor (Manning) is on the run after witnessing a murder in the city, and now fortunately she has Sheriff Gene looking after her. But there are baddies in cowboy country too. So Gene ends up battling two gangs instead of the usual one.

This is a very early Autry western, before, for example, Frog (Burnette) settled into his clownish comedy relief. Here he plays a deputy in fairly straightforward fashion. It's weird, however, seeing cowboys alongside the old-timey four-wheel flivvers. Nothing special about the 60-minutes. Just a pretty good mix of action and song. Still, I wish it were a better selection of tunes since the Sons Of The Pioneers are on hand to vocalize along with Gene. Also look fast for Roy Rogers as a cowboy henchman, along with Lon Chaney Jr. in a sizable baddie role before he became the definitive Wolf Man (1941). All in all, it's a decent Autry programmer with some interesting features of its own.


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