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Rhythm of the Saddle (1938)

Gene is the foreman at the ranch owned by wealthy rodeo owner Maureen. She will lose her rodeo contract unless sales improve.



(original screen play)




Complete credited cast:
Frog Millhouse
Jack Pomeroy (as Le Roy Mason)
Clyde Chase
Tex Robinson
Walter De Palma ...
Tall Henchman
Arch Hall Sr. ...
Henchman in Stage (as Archie Hall)
Eddie Hart ...
Henchman Alex
Dixie Erwin


Pomeroy is after McClure's rodeo contract. Gene is McClure's foreman and suspects Pomeroy is behind the accidents occurring. Gene's plan to trap Pomeroy by using Frog's recording machine backfires when Gene is accused of the murder committed by Pomeroy. Avoiding the law, Gene has another plan and puts Frog to work again with his recorder. Written by Maurice VanAuken <mvanauken@a1access.net>

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Romance | Western


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Release Date:

5 November 1938 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Sensation på kapplöpningsbanan  »

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Technical Specs


(copyright length) (original) | (edited)

Sound Mix:

(RCA "High Fidelity" Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Did You Know?


Gene Autry: Aw, don't worry. The minute the committee signs the new contract we'll be sittin' on top of the world.
Aunt Hattie: Yeah, and if they give it to someone else, the world will be sittin' on top of us - bank creditors and all!
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Oh! Ladies
(1938) (uncredited)
Written by Gene Autry, Johnny Marvin and Fred Rose
Performed by Gene Autry (vocal) and Smiley Burnette (vocal and guitar)
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Average, with Compensations
19 August 2014 | by See all my reviews

No need to recap the plot since others have done it well. To me this was an average Autry programmer, nothing special, but with the proved Autry mix. The two highlights are, of course, the novel stagecoach race and Gene's tuneful version of the durable "Let Me Call You Sweetheart". Polly Moran makes very attractive eye-candy, along with Pert Kelton of TV's early edition of The Honeymooners (1951-52). Of course, the girls are never given much to do in these oaters except look pretty. But oh my gosh, that poor swayback horse really is a sight. Poor devil, I wonder how he got that way. Note that Frog is less clownish than usual, and does the straight parts really well. What an all-around talented performer he was. Good also to see familiar bad guy LeRoy Mason (Pomeroy ) picking up a payday. However, unlike many other Autry entries, this one never leaves LA area scrublands, though the rodeo stock footage does compensate some. Anyway, the 60-minutes may not be anything special, still it's enough to keep old front row kids like me happy.

A "5" on the matinée scale.

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