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Public Cowboy No. 1 (1937)

Passed  -  Western  -  23 August 1937 (USA)
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Rustlers using modern technology (airplanes, shortwave radios, refrigerated trucks) are Gene's target.

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(as Joe Kane)

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(screen play), (original story)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
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Smiley Burnette ...
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Helen Morgan
William Farnum ...
Sheriff Matt Doniphon
Arthur Loft ...
Jack Shannon
Frankie Marvin ...
Deputy Stubby
House Peters Jr. ...
Jim Shannon
James C. Morton ...
Eustace P. Quackenbush
Maston Williams ...
Thad Slaughter
Frank LaRue ...
The Judge (as Frank La Rue)
Milburn Morante ...
Ezra
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Storyline

Shannon is running a modern rustling operation using an airplane to spot the cattle, short wave radio to alert the rustlers, and trucks to haul away the beef. When the aging Sheriff Doniphan is unable to bring them in, he is replaced by an eastern detective. But Doniphan's deputy Gene suspects Shannon and sets a trap to nab him and his gang. Written by Maurice VanAuken <mvanauken@a1access.net>

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Genres:

Western

Certificate:

Passed | See all certifications »
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Release Date:

23 August 1937 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Cow-Boy Público nº 1  »

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Runtime:

(copyright length) (restored) | (edited)

Sound Mix:

(R.C.A. Victor 'High Fidelity' Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Goofs

After Frog Millhouse (Smiley Burnette) falls off the refrigerated meat truck where he was dangling on a meat hook, the back of his jacket no longer has a hole in it where the hook would have been. See more »

Quotes

Helen Morgan: There goes tomorrow's editorial!
Deputy Sheriff Gene Autry: A little more dirt won't hurt it!
Helen Morgan: Will you get out of here before you wreck the place?
Deputy Sheriff Gene Autry: You sure are a hard-headed gal.
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Soundtracks

I Got the Heebie-Jeebie Blues
(1937) (uncredited)
Written by Smiley Burnette
Performed by Smiley Burnette (vocal and guitar)
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Calling All Cowboys
14 December 2007 | by (Buffalo, New York) – See all my reviews

Times are changing out in the west and there's this gang of rustlers who've got sheriff William Farnum and Deputy Gene Autry baffled. The local newspaper editor Ann Rutherford is calling for sheriff Farnum to be replaced and that's not sitting well with Gene. Besides that political differences are interfering in a promising romance.

Who'd ever have believed it, but Gene's perennial sidekick Smiley Burnette decides that a short wave radio just might be the key to things and son of a gun he turns out to be right. Ham radio operators the world over must have loved this picture.

No really great songs for Gene come out of this particular film, but Smiley Burnette is a sight to see in a disguise as a cow trying to fend off the attentions of an amorous bull. All in the line of doing some undercover work. Worth watching Public Cowboy No. 1 for that alone.


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