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Oh, Susanna! (1936)

Passed  -  Romance | Western  -  19 August 1936 (USA)
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While riding to Mineral Springs Autry is robbed by thieves and then tossed off the train.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Smiley Burnette ...
Frances Grant ...
Mary Ann Lee
Earle Hodgins ...
Professor Daniels
Donald Kirke ...
Flash Baldwin
Boothe Howard ...
Wolf Benson
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(as Light Crust Doughboys)
Champion ...
Autry's Horse
Clara Kimball Young ...
Aunt Peggy Lee
Edward Peil Sr. ...
Mineral Springs Sheriff (as Ed Peil Sr.)
Frankie Marvin ...
Henchman Hank
Carl Stockdale ...
Jefferson Lee
Roscoe Gerald ...
Irate Farmer (as Roscoe Gerall)
Roger Gray ...
Judge
Fred Burns ...
Cottonwood Sheriff Jones
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Storyline

Fleeing the law, Wolf Benson hops on a train, throws Autry off, and assumes Autry's identity. Still posing as Autry he robs and kills Autry's friend Lee. When Autry is jailed, his friends Frog and the Professor break him out and the three head out to clear him of the murder charge. Written by Maurice VanAuken <mvanauken@a1access.net>

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train | murder | escape | singing cowboy | loan | See more »

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Romance | Western

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19 August 1936 (USA)  »

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(RCA Victor 'High Fidelity' Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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The failure of the original copyright holder to renew the film's copyright resulted in it falling into public domain, meaning that virtually anyone could duplicate and sell a VHS/DVD copy of the film. Therefore, many of the versions of this film available on the market are either severely (and usually badly) edited and/or of extremely poor quality, having been duped from second- or third-generation (or more) copies of the film. See more »

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[reading a wanted poster]
Prof. Ezekial Daniels: Five thousand dollar reward for the capture of Gene Autry, wanted dead or alive for the murder of Jefferson Lee.
Frog Millhouse: Jefferson Lee? Don't he own that ranch where we're goin'?
Gene Autry aka Tex Smith: yes and he was one of the best friends I ever had. Wolf Benson must have gone to the dude ranch masquerading as me and when Lee couldn't be fooled he killed him.
Prof. Ezekial Daniels: Well, the murderer has certainly placed you in an exceedingly dangerous position, Gene. You have to capture him before you can identify ...
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Dear Old Western Skies
(1936) (uncredited)
Written by Gene Autry
Performed by Gene Autry twice
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The Real Gene Autry
19 May 2006 | by (Buffalo, New York) – See all my reviews

An outlaw named Wolf Benson escaping from a posse boards a train from horseback. On the train is radio singing cowboy Gene Autry on the way to an engagement. Benson slugs Gene and changes clothes with him and throws the unconscious Gene off the moving train.

Fortunately our singing hero doesn't break his neck from the fall and he gets rescued by a couple of itinerant actors played by Smiley Burnette and Earl Hodgins. From then on it's a merry chase through the west as Gene tries to prove who he is and foil the dastardly plans of the man who's stolen his identity.

One of the funnier scenes in the film is when all three of them, Autry, Burnette, and Hodgins are locked up in jail with Autry insisting who he is and one of the deputies saying if you're Gene Autry, I'm Bing Crosby.

But the plot situations are forced to say the least and I can't believe the folks out west are such a gang of rubes they don't know Gene Autry.

But Gene does get to warble a couple of nice, but forgettable cowboy ballads and he even gets a duet partner in the form of co-star Frances Grant. Unlike Roy Rogers who married his regular co-star Dale Evans and sang many a duet with her, Gene was usually a solo act in the musical department.

Strictly for those who love Gene and the singing cowboy genre.


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