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Rootin' Tootin' Rhythm (1937)

Passed | | Music, Western | 12 May 1937 (USA)
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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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
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Black Jim
Frankie Marvin ...
Hank
Nina Campana ...
Ynez
Charles Meyers ...
Charlie
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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 <mvanauken@a1access.net>

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rustler | deputy | posse | cattle | horse | See All (27) »

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Music | Western

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12 May 1937 (USA)  »

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Rhythm on the Ranch  »

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(RCA Victor High Fidelity Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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Hank: Well, if it isn't my old friend, Beau Brummell Millhouse. Where did you get that or-chid?
Frog Millhouse: That's a night-blooming cryptogram - far rarer than any orchid.
Hank: What's so rare about it?
Frog Millhouse: (The "orchid" squirts water all over Hank) Introducing my new sideline of tricks, jokes and novelties. Buy some?
Hank: You got any explosive cigars?
Frog Millhouse: Here it is. Lights like a perfecto, goes off like a torpedo and it's only two bits!
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Untitled Dance Music
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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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