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Prairie Moon (1938)

Passed  -  Western  -  7 October 1938 (USA)
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Gene takes care of three tough kids sent west from Chicago after their father died and left them a cattle ranch. They help him catch a bunch of rustlers.

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
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Smiley Burnette ...
Shirley Deane ...
Peggy Shaw
Tommy Ryan ...
William Brains Barton
Walter Tetley ...
Clarence Nails Barton
David Gorcey ...
Hector Slick Barton
Stanley Andrews ...
Frank Welch
William Pawley ...
Jim Legs Barton
Warner Richmond ...
Lead Henchman Mullins
Ray Bennett ...
Henchman Hartley (as Raphael Bennett)
Tom London ...
Henchman Steve
Bud Osborne ...
Henchman Pete
Jack Rockwell ...
Sheriff
Peter Potter ...
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The dying outlaw Barton gets Gene to be the guardian of his three boys. The three troublemakers arrive on the Barton ranch from Chicago where they soon uncover Welsh's smuggling operation located there. So Welsh adopts the boys and boots Autry out. Gene counters by bringing three other boys and getting the Judge to declare them to be the real Bartons. Written by Maurice VanAuken <mvanauken@a1access.net>

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Western

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7 October 1938 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Drei Lümmel in Texas  »

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(RCA High Fidelity Recording)

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1.37 : 1
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Quotes

Gene Autry: I'm glad to see you fellas. I'm Gene Autry.
William 'Brains' Barton: So what?
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Connections

Featured in Gene Autry: White Hat, Silver Screen (2007) See more »

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Welcome Song
(1938) (uncredited)
Written by Walter Kent and Eddie Cherkose
Sung by the School Children
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A Matter of Taste
22 May 2014 | by (Claremont,USA) – See all my reviews

An entry like this is largely a matter of taste. If you enjoy tough-talking delinquents like the East Side Kids (popular at the time), then you might enjoy this Autry oater. The juvenile actors do a convincing job as little toughies that Frog fetches from Chicago to take over their dead dad's ranch before the baddies grab it. But most of the screen time is taken up with their hijinks. As a result, there's not much action and very little gunplay maybe because of the kids. Shirley Deane does make appealing eye candy, while it's good to see the great Tom London picking up another payday. Other than the little waterfall cleverly used in the plot and a few rather blandly delivered tunes, there's not much else to note, unless, of course, you like the kids' brand of comedy.


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