MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 23,733 this week

Song of the Gringo (1936)

5.5
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 5.5/10 from 90 users  
Reviews: 5 user | 1 critic

Tex is sent to investigate miners being killed and their mines confiscated. The culprit is Evans and after Tex joins the gang, he is sent to kill two more miners. When Estaban is killed, Tex is put on trial for all three murders.

Director:

(as John McCarthy)

Writers:

(screenplay), (screenplay), 4 more credits »
0Check in
0Share...

Watch Now

$0.00 with Prime Instant Video

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 330 titles
created 27 Dec 2011
 
a list of 171 titles
created 12 Jan 2013
 
a list of 431 titles
created 26 Jul 2013
 
a list of 7330 titles
created 6 months ago
 
a list of 70 titles
created 2 months ago
 

Related Items

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Song of the Gringo (1936)

Song of the Gringo (1936) on IMDb 5.5/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Song of the Gringo.

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Action | Adventure | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5/10 X  

It's cattlemen versus sheepmen and Trigger Gargan appears to be the leader of the gang causing the trouble. But unknown to Ranger Tex Lawrence, the respected town citizen Barrow is the boss... See full summary »

Director: Albert Herman
Stars: Tex Ritter, Karl Hackett, White Flash
Action | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

Maynard hears the cry of the weird masked "phantom" of Tombstone Canyon. The plot thickens when Maynard discovers a man with a key to his past has been murdered by the phantom.

Director: Alan James
Stars: Ken Maynard, Cecilia Parker, Sheldon Lewis
Crime | Drama | Film-Noir
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

A boxer flees believing he has comitted a murder while he was drunk.

Director: Busby Berkeley
Stars: John Garfield, Claude Rains, The 'Dead End' Kids
Hour of Glory (1949)
Drama | Romance | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

As the Germans drop explosive booby-traps on 1943 England, the embittered expert who'll have to disarm them fights a private battle with alcohol.

Directors: Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger
Stars: David Farrar, Jack Hawkins, Kathleen Byron
Action | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

Sean Barker became the unwilling host to an alien bio-armor known as the Guyver. A year ago he destroyed the Kronos Corporation, an organization of mutants who want the Guyver. Now he is ... See full summary »

Director: Steve Wang
Stars: David Hayter, Kathy Christopherson, Bruno Patrick
The Hawaiians (1970)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

The intertwined lives of two kindred souls with ambition begins when Captain Whip Hoxworth discovers that Nyuk Tsin has been smuggled aboard as part of cargo on The Carthaginian, which he ... See full summary »

Director: Tom Gries
Stars: Charlton Heston, Tina Chen, Geraldine Chaplin
Tarzan and the Trappers (TV Movie 1958)
Action | Adventure
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.9/10 X  

After dispatching a ruthless hunter who traps animals for gain, he has to contend with his brother who is out for revenge.

Directors: Charles F. Haas, Sandy Howard, and 1 more credit »
Stars: Gordon Scott, Eve Brent, Rickie Sorensen
Pink I (2009)
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.4/10 X  
Director: Rudolf Thome
Stars: Hannah Herzsprung, Guntram Brattia, Florian Panzner
Animation | Adventure | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

A group of eternally young fighter pilots known as Kildren experience the sudden loss of innocence as they battle the enemy in astonishing dogfights above the clouds.

Director: Mamoru Oshii
Stars: Rinko Kikuchi, Ryô Kase, Shôsuke Tanihara
Documentary | Biography | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

Dole Food Company wages a campaign to prevent a pair of Swedish film-makers from showing their documentary about a lawsuit against the company.

Director: Fredrik Gertten
Stars: Fredrik Gertten, Alex Rivera, Alfonso Allende
Comedy | Music | Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  

Rangers Dave and Panhandle arrive and are joined by Lawyer Tex to try and stop the range war between the ranchers and the sheep men. After they jail the ranchers for attacking the sheep men... See full summary »

Director: Elmer Clifton
Stars: Tex Ritter, Dave O'Brien, Guy Wilkerson
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5/10 X  
Director: John Paddy Carstairs
Stars: Charlie Drake, Peter Arne, Sarah Branch
Edit

Cast

Complete credited cast:
...
Tex
...
Lolita Valle
Fuzzy Knight ...
Slim
Monte Blue ...
Sheriff
Warner Richmond ...
Henchman 'Cherokee'
Al J. Jennings ...
Judge (as Al Jennings)
Martin Garralaga ...
Don Esteban Valle
William Desmond ...
Bailiff
Forrest Taylor ...
Prosecuting Attorney
Robert Fiske ...
Defense Attorney
Rosa Rey ...
Rosita - the Maid
José Pacheco and his Continental Orchestra
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
José Pacheco ...
Orchestra Leader
Edit

Storyline

For Tex Ritter's first starring film Producer Edward Finney and director J.P.McCarthy chose to do a remake of a 1930's "Oklahoma Cyclone" which McCarthy had directed and Wellyn Totman wrote. McCarthy brought Totman's original along, Robert Tansey adapted it and he and McCarthy shared story and screenplay credit, and Finney added ex-outlaw Al Jennings name to it for whatever value it may have added. ("Very little" Finney wrote in a 1976 letter.) The story differs little (since "Oklahoma Cyclone" also had several songs, including the mincing "He a Lavender Cowboy" which died a quick deserved death in the first version) in that a young U.S.Deputy Marshal (Tex Ritter) hunting for his missing father, poses as a wanted outlaw and is chased by a posse into the rancho hacienda of Don Estaban Valle (Martin Garralaga) where he takes refuge in the bedroom of Lolita Valle (Joan Woodbury), the Don's daughter. She hides him from the searching sheriff (Monte Blue) and Evans (Ted Adams) the manager ... Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

miner | mine | courtroom | murder | remake | See All (8) »

Taglines:

With guns on hips...a song on his lips...Tex blazes his way through the outlaw gang...and finds romance at the end of the trail! See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Music | Western

Certificate:

Approved
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

22 November 1936 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

The Old Corral  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Real-life train robber Al J. Jennings was hired to teach Tex Ritter how to handle his guns. See more »

Quotes

Evans: Lolita, the Don's daughter, is of special interest to me. Is that clear?
Tex: Well I-I gather you mean, uh, you don't want no one to cut your fences.
Evans: You are very, very, comprehensive.
See more »

Connections

Remake of The Oklahoma Cyclone (1930) See more »

Soundtracks

You Are Reality
(uncredited)
Written by Joan Woodbury
Sung by Joan Woodbury
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Good Debut Performance By Tex Ritter
18 January 2010 | by (The Lonesome Prairie) – See all my reviews

This first film by Tex sets the template for further Ritter adventures, with the easygoing Tex, who's as quick with a song as he is with his six-shooters, a government agent who goes undercover to bust a gang of bad guys while still finding time for romance.

Tex is great as usual, rising above the okay but unspectacular material, while singing some fantastic songs.

There's some nicely photographed, atmospheric scenes early on, as a bearded Ritter, trying to sure up his outlaw credentials, takes refuge from a posse in the house of the gang leader, during a violent thunderstorm.

The highlight of the film definitely has to be Tex's spirited rendition of Jack 'o Diamonds (a.k.a. Rye Whiskey).

Leading lady Joan Woodbury looks very nice too.


3 of 3 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Discuss Song of the Gringo (1936) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?