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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 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
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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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Romance | Western

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19 August 1936 (USA)  »

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O Seresteiro  »

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(2005 restoration) | (edited) | (original)

Sound Mix:

(RCA Victor 'High Fidelity' Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

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 »

Quotes

Gene Autry aka Tex Smith: But I tell you, I'm Gene Autry!
Deputy Sheriff: And I'm Bing Crosby.
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Deputy Sheriff: Boo-boo-boo-boo!
Frog Millhouse: Boo-boo yourself.
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Soundtracks

Oh! Susanna
(1848) (uncredited)
Written by Stephen Foster
Played as part of a medley during the opening credits and at the end
Played on an accordian by Smiley Burnette
Sung a cappella by Gene Autry, Smiley Burnette and Earle Hodgins
Also performed by The Light Crust Doughboys
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Gene therapy
2 May 2008 | by (Derby, UK) – See all my reviews

According to the records this was Gene's 12th film - with June Storey nowhere in sight yet but with the formula of chasing baddies with a few songs and a tiny romance that wouldn't bother the kids well in place.

It starts with a baddie being chased by the law, jumping onto a moving train, immediately coshing the unsuspecting Autry, thieving his identity and dumping him overboard to his supposed death. All in a minute's work! However, the dazed Gene gets picked up by two travelling entertainers, one of them Frog, and the hunt is on to track the baddie and his gang down who are using his name and not in vain. Favorite songs: Dear Old Western Skies and Water Wheel, while the Light Crust Doughboys got to do a breakneck Tiger Rag and As Our Pals Ride By that put me in mind of La Golondrina from The Wild Bunch. Gene has his usual whirlwind romance, this time with Frances Grant for their 2nd time.

At only 53 minutes long a lot gets packed in here, whether you think it was worth it is up to you, but personally I've always enjoyed Autry's films - nothing heavy to ponder about during or afterwards. I have no problem enjoying things meant to be pleasant. It's freely available as public domain on the internet too, the only cost to really consider being your time.


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