A bunch of businessmen are out to kidnap a former partner's son so he won't squeal on them. Guess who must stop them.



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Complete credited cast:
Joyce Halloway
Gaucho Don José
Patsy Halloway
Clifford Severn ...
Ronnie Willoughby (as Clifford Severn Jr.)
Frederick Willoughby
Buck Benson
Edward Martin
William Ruhl ...
Henchman Carter
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E.J. Jenkins
Wendell Niles ...
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José Eslava's Orchestra ...


Gene Autry and sidekick Frog Millhouse depart Madison Square Garden and NYC heading west for home in their car and a horse trailer carrying Gene's horse, Champion. They discover that Ronnie Willoughby, a young boy just off the boat from school in England, has hitched a ride, thinking that Gene and Frog were sent by his father to meet him. Ronnie thinks his father is a big rancher in the west and doesn't know that his father, Alfred Willoughby, is serving time in San Quentin prison because of a frame-up by the officials of a packing company. To keep the father from testifying against them, the packing company officials, Carter, Jenkins and Martin, have arranged for the boy to be kidnapped. Along the way a runaway bride, Joyce Halloway, and her young sister Patsy join the troupe. Various members of the cast sing and dance their way through The Singing Hills, Gaucho Serenade, Give Out With a Song, Heading For the Wide Open Spaces, 'Tis Be, Keep Rollin' and A Song of Sunset before every ... Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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A MUSICAL ACTION HIT LOADED with EXCITING THRILLS and LAUGHS! (original print ad) See more »


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Release Date:

10 May 1940 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Keep Rollin'  »

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(1998 restoration) | (edited) | (original)

Sound Mix:

(RCA High Fidelity Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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As they drive west on US Route 66 there is a road sign saying they are in Colorado. Route 66 did not go through Colorado. See more »


Patsy Halloway: I wonder if we'll have to walk all the way to the ranch.
Joyce Halloway: Oh, it's only two or three thousand miles.
Patsy Halloway: Two or three thousand miles! You got me into this...
Joyce Halloway: Listen, Rebecca of Sunstroke Farm, coming along was your idea.
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The Singing Hills
(1940) (uncredited)
Music and Lyrics by Mack Davis, Sammy Mysels and Dick Sanford
Performed by Gene Autry with an offscreen backup and orchestra
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Sweet Road Western
21 February 2001 | by See all my reviews

As Gene and Frog cross the USA they meet up with 2 sets of stowaways, two sisters running away from a wedding ceremony and a boy being chased by criminals. As Gene sings several pleasant songs the movie moves at a rapid pace never dragging and includes a great railroad hijacking sequence. The new print from the Autry museum is perfect in every way and makes this movie indeed a serenade As b-westerns go this a 10.

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