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Springtime in the Rockies (1937)

Ranch owner Sandra, fresh from animal husbandry school, brings a flock of sheep into cattle country. The local ranchers don't like it, and ranch foreman Gene must deal with it.


(as Joe Kane)


(original screen play), (original screen play)

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Complete credited cast:
Ula Love ...
Sylvia Parker
Ruth Bacon ...
Peggy Snow
Jane Hunt ...
Jane Hilton
Thad Morgan
Briggs (as Alan Bridge)
Jed Thorpe
Autry's Musicial Cowhand
William Hole ...
Bub - Messenger
Fred Burns ...
Rancher Harris
Jimmy's Saddle Pals ...
Dance Band


When the new ranch owner and her girlfriends arrive from the East, Foreman Autry directs them to a rundown shack hoping they will go back. Learning of Autry's trick, Briggs gets her to sell the ranch cheap. Then to get Autry out of the way he has him framed for murder. Written by Maurice VanAuken <mvanauken@a1access.net>

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Release Date:

13 November 1937 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Pokerranchen  »

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(copyright length) (2003 restoration) | (edited)

Sound Mix:

(RCA Victor 'High Fidelity' Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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[Frog reads a letter of instruction from the ranch's new owner]
Frog Millhouse: "While I'm not criticizing your management... " - she better not, you sent her more money than she ever got before... - "I feel confident that the application of modern sci-sci-sci... "
Gene Autry: "Scientific."
Frog Millhouse: Yeah. "... methods will make a marked difference in profits." Yeah, we'll probably be broke in a year.
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Music by Leonid S. Leonardi (as Leon Leonardi)
Lyrics by Winston Tharp
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Good Autry western
4 November 2002 | by (Oakland CA) – See all my reviews

Pleasing oater with music has Rowles as a young woman who inherits the ranch Autry takes care of, then on impulse decides to ranch sheep there. All the other ranchers complain, and Autry manages to trick her into thinking she owns a much smaller ranch to contain the damage. Trouble comes when one whiley rancher uncovers the plan and tries to exploit it to get her to sell the land.

Minimal plot, but good action and a very nice setting well photographed. Autry sings some songs.

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