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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 ...
Ruth Bacon ...
Jane Hunt ...
Briggs (as Alan Bridge)
Jed Thorpe
William Hole ...
Bub - Messenger
Fred Burns ...
Rancher Harris
Jimmy's Saddle Pals ...


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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Technical Specs


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

Sound Mix:

(RCA Victor 'High Fidelity' Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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[the new owner has shipped dozens of equipment crates to the ranch]
Frog Millhouse: Well, I'll be hung for a horse thief. Soil testin' equipment. Encyclopedias. VTC and chemicals and poison. Well, who in blazes sent all this junk out here?
Gene Autry: That's easy, our lady boss. She's goin' to an agricultural college and takin' animal husbandry.
Frog Millhouse: Husbandry, huh? Well, it do beat all what a woman will do to get married.
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Remade as Utah (1945) See more »


Down in the Land of Zulu
Written by Gene Autry and Johnny Marvin
Performed by Ula Love, Ruth Bacon, Jane Hunt, and Smiley Burnette
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Don't Sign That Deed
29 September 2007 | by See all my reviews

Better than average programmer. Good action, classic plot and personable leading lady (Polly Rowles). College girl Rowles inherits spread in ranching country with three college friends. Naturally everybody's looking to take advantage of these greenhorns, even Gene when he finds out they want to graze root-eating sheep instead of less destructive beeves. Complications fly thick and fast and maybe you can follow the twists better than I could. But it doesn't really matter because the appeal of these cowboy quickies lies elsewhere than in the logic of the plots. Some good scenery, hard riding, and the great Tom London and George Chesbro in featured parts. Highlights include scaring the girls until one decides to shoot, singing the meanness out of Chesbro (a nifty little scene), and the classic title tune. It may not be High Noon, but for me, it's a darn entertaining 60 minutes.

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