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Round-Up Time in Texas (1937)

Passed  |   |  Adventure, Comedy, Western  |  28 February 1937 (USA)
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Gene and Frog arrive with a herd of horses for Gene'e brother, a diamond prospector whose work has attracted the interest of a bunch of badguys.

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Complete credited cast:
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Smiley Burnette ...
Maxine Doyle ...
The Cabin Kids ...
Chief Bosuto's Children (as Cabin Kids)
Champion ...
LeRoy Mason ...
John Cardigan (as Le Roy Mason)
Earle Hodgins ...
Barkey McCusky
Dick Wessel ...
Henchman Craig Johnson
Buddy Williams ...
Chief Bosuto
Elmer Fain ...
Chief Bosuto's Son
Corny Anderson ...
Namba (as Cornie Anderson)
Frankie Marvin ...
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Ken Cooper ...
Tex Autry
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Gene and Frog head for South Africa where Gene's brother Tex has found diamonds. Arriving they find Tex missing. Heading into the jungle, they are captured by a local tribe. Frog's magic gets Gene's release and Gene finds Tex. But Tex is a prisoner and Gene quickly finds himself a prisoner also. Written by Maurice VanAuken <mvanauken@a1access.net>

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Cowboy na África  »

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(RCA Victor High Fidelity Sound System)

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Bill: Here's a cablegram for you, Gene. I reckon it came from your brother in South Africa.
Frog Milhouse: South Africa!
Gene Autry: Yeah, it's from Tex all right, fellas. Listen to this! "Dear Gene, Barkley and I discovered a rich diamond mine in the Valley of Superstition. Stop. Need horses badly, but impossible to buy. Stop. Bring at once as many as you can round up. Stop. We can auction off those not needed at big profit. Cable your plans immediately care of John Cardigan - Dunbar, South Africa."
Ranch hand: Diamonds, huh?
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Music by Harry Akst
Lyrics by Sam Lewis & Joe Young
Performed by Smiley Burnette and The Cabin Kids
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When It's Roundup Time In Swaziland
24 July 2013 | by (Claremont,USA) – See all my reviews

Gene delivers horses to a diamond mine in, where else, but darkest Africa.

The only thing I can figure is that some careless studio secretary got the pages of an Autry western mixed up with a Tarzan script. How else to explain the lunacy of our cowboy heroes meeting up with an "ooga-booga" tribe of witch-doctors in darkest Africa. Somehow, it's weirdly entertaining since you don't know what sort of craziness comes next—gorillas, lions, or flame- throwers. There're a number of good bits even if the premise is wacko— some tuneful songs, the charming Cabin Kids, plus Burnette and Hodgins doing their amusing bits, including a crash-bang finale. I'm just wondering how many ticket-buyers in 1936 left the theater wondering if their maps had gotten Texas all wrong. Oh well, like the movie or not, it sure isn't your typical matinée fare.


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