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Rootin' Tootin' Rhythm (1937)

Passed  -  Music | Western  -  12 May 1937 (USA)
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Gene and Frog, out to stop a bunch of cattle rustlers, assume the identities of what they believe to be dead bandits, which soon gets them in big trouble.



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Complete credited cast:
Smiley Burnette ...
Armida ...
Rosa Montero
Monte Blue ...
Joe Stafford
Al Clauser and His Oklahoma Outlaws ...
Singing Cowhands
Champion ...
Champion - Gene's Horse
Hal Taliaferro ...
Buffalo Brady
Ann Pendleton ...
Mary Ellen Stafford - Joe's Step-daughter
Max Hoffman Jr. ...
Jed - the Apache Kid
Charles King ...
Black Jim
Frankie Marvin ...
Nina Campana ...
Charles Meyers ...


Chasing rustlers, Gene and Frog find that two of them have killed two deputies and changed clothes with them. Hoping to find the gang leader they change into the outlaw's clothes. This puts them on the right track when the big boss Stafford saves them from a posse. But the two outlaws now posing as Deputies arrive and Gene and Frog soon find themselves prisoners. Written by Maurice VanAuken <>

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deputy | rustler | cattle | posse | murder | See more »


Music | Western


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Release Date:

12 May 1937 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Rootin' Tootin' Rhythm  »

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(edited) | (2003 restoration) | (original)

Sound Mix:

(RCA Victor High Fidelity Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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[Gene and Frog enter a bar pretending to be murderous outlaws]
Bartender: What'll it be, strangers?
Frog Millhouse: I'd like a glass of milk.
Gene Autry: [elbows Frog] Aw, he's always kidding. We'll drink whiskey straight and wash it down with lye.
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Untitled Dance Music
Performed by Smiley Burnette on accordian and, Armida and Nina Campana in dance
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Confusing Plot, Some Compensations
7 August 2013 | by (Claremont,USA) – See all my reviews

Not one of Gene's better programmers mainly because of the cluttered plot that becomes confusing at times. The 60-minutes does have some good Lone Pine scenery, which means they get out of the woodsy San Fernando Valley. (I don't know about today, but in those days if the filming took place 50-miles or more from LA, the producers had to pay location costs, which is why so many of these low-budget oaters were shot just north of LA.) There's also some great stunt work hopping around on a wagon and a team of horses, while Gene and company offer up a tuneful version of Mexicali Rose, and Frog shows us how to squeeze a squeezebox. All in all, the movie's compensations come from the margins instead of the over-done plot.

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