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Round-Up Time in Texas (1937)

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.



(original screen play)

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Director: John English
Stars: Gene Autry, Champion, Nan Leslie


Complete credited cast:
The Cabin Kids ...
Chief Bosuto's Children (as Cabin Kids)
John Cardigan (as Le Roy Mason)
Barkey McCusky
Henchman Craig Johnson
Buddy Williams ...
Chief Bosuto
Elmer Fain ...
Chief Bosuto's Son
Corny Anderson ...
Namba (as Cornie Anderson)
Cowboy / Soldier
Ken Cooper ...
Tex Autry


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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Release Date:

28 February 1937 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Cowboy na África  »

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(2004 restored) | (edited)

Sound Mix:

(RCA Victor High Fidelity Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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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?
Frog Milhouse: He's got a ...
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When the Bloom Is on the Sage
(1930) (uncredited)
Written by Fred Howard and Nat Vincent
Performed during the opening credits by unidentified singers
Performed by Gene Autry, Smiley Burnette, and cowhands
Reprised again by Gene Autry, Smiley Burnette, The Cabin Kids and Buddy Williams at the end
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Not a western, not a jungle movie.
25 August 2004 | by (Easley, South Carolina) – See all my reviews

Round-Up Time In Texas does not really fit in with the whole cowboy movie genre. Why did Gene and Frog have to have an adventure in South Africa? I'll bet it was because a set was built for a jungle picture and it was cheap for the studio to use it as often as possible before tearing it down. Stock footage of a lion shows up in the movie along with a guy in a gorilla suit. Plenty of black African extras are in this movie. Funny how those South African streets look like a Texas town, isn't it?

The movie is fun to watch, but it is not a western. It is about as much of a western as The Phantom Empire. You get a cowboy, some horses, and some western songs, but that's about it. Even though the cast is moving through the jungle to find a lost diamond mine, I kept trying to think of the movie in a Gene Autry western movie context. It just didn't work.

Smiley Burnette is good as usual. Earle Hodgins tried to have a bit of an accent in his character, but LeRoy Mason and most of the others in the cast speak just like they would in any other movie.

Round-Up Time In Texas is worth watching if you are a fan of Gene Autry movies, but should not be high on a priority list unless you want to watch truly weird movies.

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