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Red River Valley (1936)

Passed  |   |  Action, Music, Western  |  2 March 1936 (USA)
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Gene and Frog set out to find out who has been causing the accidents at a dam construction site.

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Smiley Burnette ...
Frances Grant ...
Mary Baxter
Boothe Howard ...
Steve Conway
Jack Kennedy ...
Mike
Champion ...
Sam Flint ...
George Baxter
George Chesebro ...
Bull Dural
Charles King ...
Sam
Eugene Jackson ...
Iodine
Edward Hearn ...
Sheriff Ed
Frank LaRue ...
Banker Moore
Ken Cooper ...
Henchman Long
Frankie Marvin ...
Henchman Becker (as Frank Marvin)
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Storyline

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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The Screen's New Singing Cowboy Star See more »

Genres:

Action | Music | Western

Certificate:

Passed | See all certifications »
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Release Date:

2 March 1936 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Man of the Frontier  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$75,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$225,000 (USA)
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(2004 restoration) | (re-edited version) (edited) (re-edited) | (original)

Sound Mix:

(RCA Victor High Fidelity Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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There are over 100 songs with the title "Red River Valley," virtually all based on the public domain, 19th century version that is often played by country-western artists and in movies. It is almost impossible to pinpoint any one version, but in this case the version used was published in connection with this movie (a picture of Gene Autry and scenes from the movie on its cover) and was written by Nick Manoloff. The music sounds identical to the traditional version, but the lyrics are slightly modified. 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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Remade as The Arizona Cowboy (1950) See more »

Soundtracks

Ride of the Valkyrie
(1856) (uncredited)
from "Die Walküre"
Composed by Richard Wagner
In the score during the riot at the dam
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About what you'd expect from a low-budget 30s oater
23 December 2008 | by (www.moviemoviesite.com) – See all my reviews

A typical low-budget 30s western which is entertaining enough when taken on its own terms. Probably aimed at young boys, it focuses more on action than anything else, and quickly dispenses with the obligatory romancing of a fetching wench so that it can concentrate on the ultimate foiling of a dastardly plan by the bad guys to ruin local farmers in order to benefit on the foreclosure of their mortgages. Memorable moments are few and far between, but here are a few that might linger: Autry and his comedy sidekick launching their horses over the edge of a cliff into a river below; mine workers singing a curious ditty and performing a shuffling sort of step as they stroll through town to collect their wages; the (then) present-day costumes worn by half of the characters; the complete absence of music during a chase scene


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