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The Old Barn Dance (1938)

Passed  -  Action | Comedy | Music  -  29 January 1938 (USA)
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Autry and his buddies have a horse selling business which is threatened by a tractor company which claims horses are out of date.

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(as Joe Kane)

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(original screen play), (original screen play)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Smiley Burnette ...
Joan Valerie ...
Sally Dawson (as Helen Valkis)
Sammy McKim ...
Johnny Dawson
Walt Shrum and His Colorado Hillbillies ...
Musicians (as Walter Shrum and his Colorado Hillbillies)
The Stafford Sisters ...
Trio of Comic Singers (as Stafford Sisters)
Maple City Four ...
Comic Singers
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Singer (as Dick Weston)
Ivan Miller ...
Mr. Thornton
Earl Dwire ...
Clem Handley
Hooper Atchley ...
Maxwell
Ray Bennett ...
Henchman Buck (as Raphael Bennett)
Carleton Young ...
Peabody
Frankie Marvin ...
Cowboy
Earle Hodgins ...
Terwilliger
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Storyline

Sally Dawson gets Gene to sign a contract to sing on her struggling radio station. Gene is selling horses and unknown to him the sponsor of his program is the tractor company he is competing against. When the ranchers that bought tractors can't make their payments and Maxwell forecloses, the ranchers blame Autry. Written by Maurice VanAuken <mvanauken@a1access.net>

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29 January 1938 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

En el viejo corral  »

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(edited) | (original)

Sound Mix:

(RCA Victor 'High Fidelity' Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Film debut of Cal Shrum. See more »

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Featured in Golden Saddles, Silver Spurs (2000) See more »

Soundtracks

The Lady Wants to Dance
(uncredited)
Composer unknown
Sung by Gloria Rich)
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Good Compact Script
28 June 2013 | by (Claremont,USA) – See all my reviews

Good compact screenplay that manages to coordinate songs, action, and radio-station plot in fairly smooth fashion. Okay, so maybe a tractor can do the work of 5 horses, but can a tractor run down a bad-guy in a car by going overland. Gene shows how a horse can (before Champion). Besides, a tractor can't be stroked or nuzzle like a buddy like a horse can.

Actually, the movie somewhat mirrors Depression era conditions (1938)—the farmers owe more on the tractors than they can pay, so they may lose their farms. Trouble is they're the victims of a crooked scheme that involves the unwitting Autry, who then has to make things right.

I like the radio programming from behind a bale of hay—a whole new concept in broadcasting. In fact, mobile broadcasting plays an important role in the story. Of course, Frog (Burnette) gets to do his bit, and by playing a musical instrument that looks like it's from Mars. All in all, it's a good little Autry programmer, Gene's last for Republic studios, who soon hired Roy Rogers to replace him. Oh well, I still like horses best.


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