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Rovin' Tumbleweeds (1939)

Passed  |   |  Western, Musical  |  16 November 1939 (USA)
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As a congressman, Gene exposes a crooked politician who is delaying passage of a flood control bill.

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Complete credited cast:
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Smiley Burnette ...
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Stephen Holloway
Pals of the Golden West ...
Singers and Musicians
William Farnum ...
Senator Timothy Nolan
Lee 'Lasses' White ...
Storekeeper
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Eddie
Reginald Barlow ...
Higgins - a Migrant
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Congressman
Guy Usher ...
Mr. Craig - Mary's Boss
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Storyline

A flood has wiped out the ranchers. Congressman Fuller was against the Flood Control bill so Gene runs against him in the next election and wins. Gene goes to Washington but has no success in passing the bill as Holloway is using his influence to block it. Then just as Gene returns home another disastrous flood hits. Written by Maurice VanAuken <mvanauken@a1access.net>

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Western | Musical

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16 November 1939 (USA)  »

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Washington Cowboy  »

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(edited) | (original)

Sound Mix:

(RCA "High Fidelity" Recording)

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1.37 : 1
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In the final scene, Gene and Mary share a hug and their cheeks touch, with Mary coming away with mud on the left side of her face. However going in, that side of Gene's face was clean. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
[leading the ranchers as they try battle mounting floodwaters]
Gene Autry: Watch out for a break on the left, men. Hey! Pile them four deep over there!
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Soundtracks

Back in the Saddle Again
(1938) (uncredited)
Music and Lyrics by Ray Whitley
Re-written by Gene Autry and Ray Whitley
Performed by Gene Autry and Pals of the Golden West
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What a nifty Gene Autry Western
8 February 2009 | by (Margate, Florida) – See all my reviews

There is a very good reason for this. The crew who worked on this western is the same crew who were doing the THREE MESQUITEERS series. As such, this movie seemed almost like a "MESQUITEERS" western, but with Gene Autry in it. That's what makes this one so darn good. The action and dialog is brisk, fast and sharp. The music cannot be beat. I must say that Republic Pictures is the true AMERICANA studio of music IMHO. Republic pictures in most cases tried to entertain you and they did and IMHO they still do even in the 21st century. I am glad that there has been an effort to preserve their films such as the Autry series that he made for them during the 30s and 40s. Just think if they had invited THE THREE MESQUITEERS over to assist Gene in this one; what a crossover western this one would have made; but I bet nobody though about it.


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