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Gold Mine in the Sky (1938)

Passed  -  Romance | Western  -  4 July 1938 (USA)
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As executor of the owner's will, singing ranch foreman Gene must see that the daughter/heiress doesn't marry without his approval.

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(as Joe Kane)

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Complete credited cast:
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Smiley Burnette ...
Carol Hughes ...
Cody Langham
J.L. Franks' Golden West Cowboys ...
Musicians and Cowhands (as J.L. Frank's 'Golden West Cowboys')
Craig Reynolds ...
Larry Cummings
Helen Ainsworth ...
Jane Crocker (as Cupid Ainsworth)
LeRoy Mason ...
Red Kuzak (as Le Roy Mason)
Frankie Marvin ...
Cowhand Joe
Robert Homans ...
Lucky Langham
Eddie Cherkose ...
Sykes
Ben Corbett ...
Jailbird
Milburn Morante ...
Jailbird
Jim Corey ...
Henchman Chet
George Guhl ...
Constable Cy
The Stafford Sisters ...
The Levinsky Trio (as Stafford Sisters)
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Storyline

In his will Langham leaves his ranch to his daughter Cody but makes Gene the executor. When Gene refuses to let her marry Cummings, Cummings tries to have Gene killed. Cummings now demands money and Cody stages a fake kidnaping to raise it. But the plan backfires when Cummings learns of the hoax and turns it into a real kidnaping. Written by Maurice VanAuken <mvanauken@a1access.net>

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ranch | will | cowboy | telegram | ransom | See more »

Genres:

Romance | Western

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4 July 1938 (USA)  »

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

Sound Mix:

(RCA Victor High Fidelity Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Quotes

Mugsy Malone, Jailbird: Whatcha in for, sister?
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Soundtracks

Hummin' When We're Comin' Round the Bend
(uncredited)
Lyrics by Eddie Cherkose
Music by Alberto Colombo
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There's Autry Gold in the Movie
3 June 2014 | by (Claremont,USA) – See all my reviews

Fine Autry oater, with right mix of action and song. Foreman of ranch Gene has got to make sure his dead boss's wishes are carried out. Trouble is the estate goes to boss's city-fied daughter who's intent on marrying a fortune hunter. Worse, the no-goodnik has hooked up with local baddies. So Gene and Frog have got their hands full. Lots of scenic backdrop to the hard riding. Also, some well choreographed fist-fights. Then too, the storyline combines well with the rest of the matinée mix, always a challenge for these features. I really like the staging of the first rendition of Gold Mine…. It almost brought a tear to the eye of this old cynic. And look for a little gender-bending from the portly Ainsworth in her mannish outfits. Seems unusual for a matinée. I guess they figured kids wouldn't notice since she's supposed to be funny. Anyhow, it's a well-done hour from Republic Pictures who've decked Gene out in some of the spiffiest western outfits this side of Nashville.

An "8" on the Matinée Scale


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