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Ride, Tenderfoot, Ride (1940)

Passed | | Romance, Western | 6 September 1940 (USA)
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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Patsy Randolph
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Donald Gregory
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Attorney Henry Walker
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Henchman Martin
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Haberdasher
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Emily Spencer (as Isobel Randolph)
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Butler Andrews
Mildred Shay ...
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Cindy Walker ...
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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. Written by Ed Stephan <stephan@cc.wwu.edu>

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ADVENTURE... Packed With Action!

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Romance | Western

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1.37 : 1
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Goofs

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 »

Quotes

[while on a horseback ride, the chubby Frog criticizes a woman's riding technique]
Frog Milhouse: You just get your weight right and you don't bounce.
Woman on horseback: How *could* you?
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Connections

Featured in For Auld Lang Syne (1938) See more »

Soundtracks

Eleven More Months and Ten More Days
(1930) (uncredited)
Music and Lyrics by Fred Hall and Arthur Fields
Performed by Gene Autry and Smiley Burnette in jail
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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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