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Yodelin' Kid from Pine Ridge (1937)

Passed | | Western | 14 June 1937 (USA)
The old west range war story transported to Georgia, with Autry as the hero.

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(as Joe Kane)

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(screen play), (screen play) (as Stuart McGowan) | 2 more credits »
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Certificate: Passed Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

Rustlers using modern technology (airplanes, shortwave radios, refrigerated trucks) are Gene's target.

Director: Joseph Kane
Stars: Gene Autry, Smiley Burnette, Ann Rutherford
Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

As the sheriff of a small western town, Autry sings his way into a relationship with Eleanor, a singer from a Chicago nightclub who earlier witnessed a murder.

Director: Joseph Kane
Stars: Gene Autry, Smiley Burnette, Irene Manning
Certificate: Passed Comedy | Music | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

When war breaks out between oilmen and cattle ranchers, Gene sides with the ranchers until he learns that oil will bring a railroad to town.

Director: Joseph Kane
Stars: Gene Autry, Smiley Burnette, Maple City Four
Certificate: Passed Adventure | Comedy | Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  

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.

Director: Joseph Kane
Stars: Gene Autry, Smiley Burnette, Maxine Doyle
Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  

Gene is a Texas Ranger working under cover to protect an Army wagon train full of ammunition and supplies. The Army doesn't believe him at first, until the Commanches arrive.

Director: Joseph Kane
Stars: Gene Autry, Smiley Burnette, Kay Hughes
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Colonel Millhouse
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Milly Baynum
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Len Parker (as Le Roy Mason)
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Gene Autry Sr.
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Bayliss Baynum
The Tennessee Ramblers ...
Comic Musicians (as Tennessee Ramblers)
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Jeff Galloway
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Turpentiner Zeke
Frankie Marvin ...
Luke
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Sheriff Martin
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Sam (as Snowflake)
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Parker steals cattle from the cattlemen and blames it on the turpentiners. Then he incites the cattlemen to burn down the turpentiners trees. When Gene finds the rustled cattle he tries to kill him. Failing, he kills both Gene's father and Bayliss Baynam and has Gene arrested for Baynum's murder. Written by Maurice VanAuken <mvanauken@a1access.net>

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Western

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14 June 1937 (USA)  »

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The Hero of Pine Ridge  »

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(original release) (2004 restoration) | (edited)

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(RCA Victor 'High Fidelity' Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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Col. Millhouse: Marvelous, Autry, marvelous! You certainly have that animal trained and I don't see how you do it. What's the secret?
Gene Autry: The secret in training a horse, Colonel, is that, ah, you have to know more than the horse!
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Featured in Golden Saddles, Silver Spurs (2000) See more »

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Hittin' the Trail
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Composer unknown
Sung by Gene Autry
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Gene Autry, Son Of Ming The Merciless
5 September 2010 | by (Buffalo, New York) – See all my reviews

Although in the film Gene Autry is from the town of Pine Ridge and gets to sing quite a few numbers, I don't believe I heard a single yodel come from him in the Yodelin' Kid From Pine Ridge. He was not a yodeler, unlike his main singing cowboy rival who would soon be making his first starring western Roy Rogers. Now he yodeled in just about every film he made.

In Yodelin' Kid From Pine Ridge, Gene is cast as Gene Autry Jr., a sensitive young man who is devoted to the cattle business, but does not like to see the violence developing between the cattlemen and a group of turpentiners who are from the hills. These transplanted hillbillies headed by Russell Simpson like the pine forests because they strip the bark off the pine trees and make turpentine to sell.

The cattlemen however want more grass acreage for the cattle to graze and want to burn down the forest. And they don't like the hillbillies just taking cattle whenever they need a meal. Cattlemen LeRoy Mason and Charles Middleton want to lead the effort to burn the forest. And Middleton is Gene Autry, Sr. Talk about exotic casting, Gene Autry as the son of Ming The Merciless.

Anyway Gene is banished from the councils of the cattlemen and joins a Wild West show and many years go by before he returns to Pine Ridge and only as part of the Wild West show. But he's back involved as soon as he returns. Part of the reason of his involvement is Russell Simpson's stepdaughter, former silent screen star Betty Bronson.

In the 54 minute running time a lot of singing and riding gets mixed in with a lot of gunplay as Gene finally gets to the bottom of the feud between the cattlemen and turpentiners. Not much suspense as it is revealed pretty early in the film, but I won't reveal it.

Smiley Burnette plays the head of the Wild West Show, not the usual sidekick part with Gene. He's still getting a lot of laughs, but you will not hear one frog croak which was part of his screen persona.

For fans of the great singing cowboy tycoon, Yodelin' Kid From Pine Ridge should please them.


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