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Ride, Tenderfoot, Ride (1940)

Passed  -  Romance | Western  -  6 September 1940 (USA)
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Overly shy cowboy Gene inherits a meat-packing plant, then faces stiff competition from snooty Ann Randolph, rival owner determined to do him in.



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Complete credited cast:
Smiley Burnette ...
June Storey ...
Ann Randolph
Mary Lee ...
Patsy Randolph
Warren Hull ...
Donald Gregory
Forbes Murray ...
Attorney Henry Walker
Joe McGuinn ...
Henchman Martin
Joe Frisco ...
Isabel Randolph ...
Miss Spencer (as Isobel Randolph)
Herbert Clifton ...
Butler Andrews
Mildred Shay ...
Si Jenks ...
Cindy Walker ...
Singer with The Pacemakers
The Pacemakers ...


Overly shy cowboy Gene inherits a meat-packing plant, then faces stiff competition from snooty Ann Randolph, rival owner determined to do him in. Written by Ed Stephan <>

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ADVENTURE... Packed With Action!


Romance | Western


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6 September 1940 (USA)  »

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Sound Mix:

(RCA High Fidelity Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Patsy is shown recording the song "Ride, Tenderfoot Ride" onto a record singing only the chorus to the song. At the end of her song, Ann Randolph and Don Gregory come in and begin talking. Later when Patsy's recording is played back, she is recorded as singing the whole song with Ann and Don interrupting her on the last chorus. See more »


[in order to get a free airplane ride, Patsy has convinced the airline employees that she and Gene are newlyweds]
Stewardess: She's such a happy little bride!
Frog Milhouse: Can't I leave you alone for three minutes?
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Ride, Tenderfoot, Ride
(1938) (uncredited)
Music by Richard A. Whiting
Lyrics by Johnny Mercer
Played during the opening credits
Performed by Mary Lee, making a recording
Reprised by Gene Autry, Mary Lee and June Storey
Reprised again by Mary Lee from the recording
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Unexpectedly deft and charming musical comedy.

Many miles removed from the courtly, stodgy, and synthetic quasi-cowboy epics normally associated with Gene Autry. Spry and amusing script must have been snuck into Republic via some crew member's lunchbox (even the studio's trotting out their complete library of ancient stock footage for an obligatory stampede climax plays as DELIBERATE high comedy). Add a delightful score, an excellent supporting cast, and a young and almost relaxed looking performance from the star and you come up with a very rare package: an Autry that even an audience allergic to cowboy camp can enjoy. All in all a small delight.

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