MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 135,879 this week

Colorado Sunset (1939)

Passed  -  Action | Music | Western  -  31 July 1939 (USA)
6.5
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.5/10 from 56 users  
Reviews: 5 user

Gene and his buddies discover that the ranch they bought is really a dairy farm. And worse, it's subject to intimidation from a protection racket that prevents dairy products from safely reaching the market.

Director:

Writers:

(screen play), (screen play), 2 more credits »
0Check in
0Share...

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

list image
a list of 3289 titles
created 10 months ago
 
list image
a list of 9998 titles
created 9 months ago
 
a list of 5352 titles
created 1 month ago
 

Related Items

Search for "Colorado Sunset" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Colorado Sunset (1939)

Colorado Sunset (1939) on IMDb 6.5/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Colorado Sunset.
Edit

Cast

Complete credited cast:
...
Smiley Burnette ...
June Storey ...
Carol Haines
Barbara Pepper ...
Ginger Bixby
...
Dave Haines (as Larry "Buster" Crabbe)
Robert Barrat ...
Dr. Rodney Blair
Patsy Montana ...
Patsy
The Texas Rangers ...
Texas Troubadors (as The CBS-KMBC Texas Rangers)
Purnell Pratt ...
Mr. Hall
William Farnum ...
Sheriff George Glenn
Kermit Maynard ...
Cyrus Drake
Jack Ingram ...
Henchman Clanton
Elmo Lincoln ...
Dairyman Burns
Frankie Marvin ...
Ranch Hand
Edit

Storyline

Gene and the boys arrive at their new ranch to find themselves in the dairy business instead of punching cows. They soon become victims of Doc Blair's outlaw gang that is keeping all milk shipments from reaching the market. Gene eventually learns that Blairs's men get their instructions in code when his medical bulletins are read over the radio. Gene obtains the code and hopes a false message will lead the gang into a trap. Written by Maurice VanAuken <mvanauken@a1access.net>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

A TROUBADOR Who wrote songs in GUNSMOKE! (original print ad)

Genres:

Action | Music | Western

Certificate:

Passed | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

31 July 1939 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Der große Milchkrieg von Colorado  »

Filming Locations:

 »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

(2001 restored) | (edited)

Sound Mix:

(RCA "High Fidelity" Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

The song, "Beautiful Isle of Somewhere," was sung at the 1901 funeral of the assassinated President William McKinley, because it was his favorite song. See more »

Soundtracks

I Want to Be a Cowboy's Sweetheart
(1935) (uncredited)
Written by Patsy Montana
Performed by Patsy Montana and The Texas Rangers
Danced by Patsy Montana and Smiley Burnette
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Another Good Autry Mix
3 April 2014 | by (Claremont,USA) – See all my reviews

Notice in these productions from the '30's how often Gene is protecting little guys against big predators. It's a popular theme, I suspect, for that Depression decade. Here he's helping dairy farmers against a conniving outlaw outfit, led by a double-dealing doctor. Then too, these productions liked to work radio broadcasting into the storyline, as they do here with the doc giving orders in code over the air (clever).

It's a typically good Autry oater from the period, with a bang-up climax of hard-riding and buckboard crashes. That's along with two standout songs, especially the one by lakeside, plus little Patsy Montana who can be my cowboy's sweetheart any day.

Watch for Elmo Lincoln in a dairyman's role—he was one of the screen's earliest Tarzans! Quite a trip from the jungles to the Old West. Of course, Frog gets his usual comic relief, but he also gets to battle the bad guys just like Gene. Maybe the biggest surprise is tall, handsome Buster Crabbe as a good-bad guy, and so soon after traveling the universe as Flash Gordon. He's tough competition for Gene, but our hero manages. Anyway, it's another fine matinée special from our friends at Republic and Melody Ranch.

An "8" on the matinée scale.


1 of 1 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Discuss Colorado Sunset (1939) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?