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The Old Barn Dance (1938)

Autry and his buddies have a horse selling business which is threatened by a tractor company which claims horses are out of date.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) (as Charles Francis Royal)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Sally Dawson (as Helen Valkis)
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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
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Clem Handley
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Maxwell
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Henchman Buck (as Raphael Bennett)
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Peabody
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Cowboy
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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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Western

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Release Date:

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)

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


Soundtracks

The Lady Wants to Dance
(uncredited)
Composer unknown
Sung by Gloria Rich)
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Gene fights dishonest tractor salesmen
26 December 2004 | by See all my reviews

Pretty standard early Gene Autry. Horse Traders, Gene and sidekick Smiley, find themselves suckered into a tractor peddling scheme, designed to swindle the local landowners, by unsuspecting radio station saleslady Sally Dawson (Joan Valerie). When the town blames them Gene and Smiley must prove their innocence and bring the bad guys to justice.

Gene cranks out a fair amount of tunes and Smiley contributes more than a fair share of comic relief in an average oater. This one is really more of a Musical with appearances by Walt Shrum and his Colorado Hillbillies and the Stafford Sisters.

The Old Barn Dance is also notable because it gave rise to bit player "Dick Weston" AKA Roy Rogers who would soon become Republics number one Singing Cowboy.


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