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Red River Valley (1936)

Gene and Frog set out to find out who has been causing the accidents at a dam construction site.

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Bull Dural
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One of Gene Autry's early Republic westerns, the film has plenty of action and songs by Autry and Burdette, along with other musical novelty acts. Gene and his friend Frog help the valley's irrigation company solve the mystery of who's behind the terror tactics of those fighting the dam. In the process, they become implicated in a payroll robbery and must clear their names while pursuing the real robbers and trying to save the dam for the valley's drought-ravaged landowners. Written by Dale Roloff

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dam | construction | song | robbery | chase | See All (48) »

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Action | Music | Western

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Release Date:

2 March 1936 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Man of the Frontier  »

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Budget:

$75,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$225,000 (USA)
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(RCA Victor High Fidelity Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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Lane Chandler and Jack Rockwell are in studio records/casting call lists as cast members, but they did not appear in the movie. Neither did Bob Burns and Jack Kirk who were listed as cast members in a modern source. See more »

Quotes

Gene Autry: If you walk out now, you'll ruin the valley. Everybody will lose their homes, farms. You'll get your money! Baxter's arranging for a loan now and he'll be here to tell you himself.
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Yodeling Cowboy
(1936) (uncredited)
Music and Lyrics by Gene Autry
Played by Smiley Burnette on guitar
Sung by Gene Autry
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Man of the Frontier (Red River Valley)
13 January 2007 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Champion runs, Gene sings. A mixture of modern day cowboys (with Damsand stuff) and old time cowboys. Plus some pretty decent non -Health & Safety action. Gene is a ditch rider and Champion knows he is really the Star ! Sabotage and dirty works at the irrigation plant, involving dynamite and songs along the way.

There is such an aura of dust bowl and emigration around this film. Jug blowing novelty acts, Woody Guthrie chord breaks in songs. When is a strike not a strike - when there's baddies and guns.

The usual shoot-em up finale and a few bars of Red River Valley.The film was marketed under the title Man of the Frontier, around the world, and that may be because of the clash with the other, more violent and more mediocre, film of the same name.

Champion runs, Gene Sings, nearly perfect in this movie.


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