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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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Eleanor Spencer, aka Jane Edwards (as Hope Manning)
Sons of the Pioneers ...
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
Milburn Morante ...
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
Frankie Marvin ...
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

Just 16 months after this film was released, Roy Rogers, who appeared here as one of the Sons of the Pioneers, would star in his first feature Under Western Stars (1938). 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

Mexican Hat Dance
(uncredited)
Music by Felipe A. Partichela
Played at the celebration and danced to by an unidentified couple
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Great Autry/Rogers/Pioneers Outing
21 January 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is a great Autry outing with a very young 24? year old Leonard Slye with the newly formed Sons of the Pioneers. One of the most beautiful of the Pioneers recordings is here "Silent Trails" to this fan a better song than "Tumbling Tubleweeds" or "Cool Water." The exterior scenes were the oft-used Iverson Ranch, very recognizable by the chase roads and rock formations. The town scenes were the Republic Studios western set which i think was new at this 1936 time frame. It became in the 1960's CBS Studio Center, back lot location for Gunsmoke, Big Valley, Cimmaron Strip and other westerns of the time. As far as Old Corral is concerned its a fine movie, some say hokey but not this fan. I'd rather see these than some newer westerns. Autry and the pioneers, Smiley and the rest are fine in the film. Only bad stuff to this fan were Oscar and Elmer, who I guess were maybe a radio duo or something similar at the time. Could have done without those two. They were in a couple of Autry films.


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