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In Old Monterey (1939)

Passed  -  Western  -  14 August 1939 (USA)
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Gene runs into opposition from a bunch of ranchers when the U.S. army send him to buy up land for bombing maneuvers.

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
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Smiley Burnette ...
June Storey ...
Jill
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The Hoosier Hotshots ...
Ranch Hands (as The Hoosier Hot Shots)
Sarie and Sallie ...
Singers
The Ranch Boys ...
Western Band
Stuart Hamblen ...
Bugler
Billy Lee ...
Jimmy
Jonathan Hale ...
Stevenson
Robert Warwick ...
Major Forbes
William Hall ...
Gilman
Eddie Conrad ...
Proprietor (as Eddy Conrad)
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Storyline

The Army wants the ranchers land and the Borax plant for their maneuvers. Stevenson is dissatisfied with their offer for the plant and has his men blowing up ranches making it look like the work of the Army. He hopes when the ranchers rebel the Army will raise their bid to avoid trouble. Gene has been sent to investigate but the eviction day has arrived and the ranchers prepare to fight the Army. Written by Maurice VanAuken <mvanauken@a1access.net>

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Western

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14 August 1939 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Bomben auf Texas  »

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(RCA "High Fidelity" Recording)

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1.37 : 1
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Quotes

Sergeant Gene Autry: We need planes where our men can train and our equipment can be tested over and over again until every flaw can be found and corrected. And I don't believe any of you are such poor Americans that you won't be proud to do your part.
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Edited into Meanwhile, Back at the Ranch (1976) See more »

Soundtracks

Born in the Saddle
(1939) (uncredited)
Written by Gene Autry and Johnny Marvin
Performed by Gene Autry
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Middle of the road Autry war preparation film
5 December 2002 | by (Oakland CA) – See all my reviews

Fun, forgettable comedy actioner with Frog and Autry and the added bonus of the legendary Gabby Hayes to round off the comedy talent. Autry's sent on a special mission by the army to convince a town to give up its land so the army can run drills there. Yes, it's a war preparedness western, in which the ego-centered ethic of the West is turned on its head by Autry convincing Hayes and the other townsfolk to abandon their homes and livelihoods for the greater good. A few songs are sun (no outstanding material from Burnette).

Not especially entertaining, but not particularly unpleasant.


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