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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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Complete credited cast:
Rosa Montero
Joe Stafford
Al Clauser and His Oklahoma Outlaws ...
Singing Cowhands
Champion - Gene's Horse
Buffalo Brady
Ann Pendleton ...
Mary Ellen Stafford - Joe's Step-daughter
Max Hoffman Jr. ...
Jed - the Apache Kid
Black Jim
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 <mvanauken@a1access.net>

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


Music | Western


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Release Date:

12 May 1937 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Rhythm on the Ranch  »

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

Sound Mix:

(RCA Victor High Fidelity Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Did You Know?


[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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Mexicali Rose
(1923) (uncredited)
Music by Jack Tenney
Lyrics by Helen Stone
Performed by Gene Autry
Later reprised by Gene Autry with Armida
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Light-hearted western fare with Gene Autry...
7 October 2001 | by (Evansville, Indiana USA) – See all my reviews

1st watched 10/7/2001 - 6 out of 10(Dir-Mack V. Wright): Light-hearted western fare with Gene Autry and his sidekick 'Frog' mistakenly seen as outlaws who restled cattled, but end up being the heroes in the end. Good combination of music, action, a little romance, and the good repertoire between Autry and Frog make for a good time had for all. This is the 1st Gene Autry flick that I've seen and I'm hooked. Without the music, it would be pretty boring and the plot isn't that detailed but we don't really care because we know the good guys will win out in the end. Autry isn't the greatest actor but he has a good set of side kicks that help out this flaw, and besides when things start looking rough he can just pick up the guitar and get us all singing and toe-tapping. I see why my dad used to like this guy, and I'm glad they've preserved some of his films for us new guys to see.

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