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Back in the Saddle (1941)

Approved  |   |  Western  |  14 March 1941 (USA)
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After Gene discovers copper on his ranch, Bennett tries to get control of the fortune by framing him in a jail-break.

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Smiley Burnette ...
Mary Lee ...
Patsy
Edward Norris ...
Julie Bishop ...
Taffy (as Jacqueline Wells)
Addison Richards ...
Duke Winston
Arthur Loft ...
E.G. Blaine
Edmund Elton ...
Judge Bent
Joe McGuinn ...
Sheriff Simpson
Edmund Cobb ...
Rancher Williams
Robert Barron ...
Saloon Boss Ward
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Gene returns from the East with new ranch owner Tom Bennett to find everyone's cattle dying. Blaine has reopened the copper mine and the waste is poisoning the water supply. While Gene is away Tom confronts the miners and a men is killed in the ensuing gunfight. Now Gene not only has the dying cattle problem but his ranch owner is in jail. Written by Maurice VanAuken <mvanauken@a1access.net>

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A symphony of Romance and ACTION...in Six-Gun Time! (original print ad)

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14 March 1941 (USA)  »

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Back in the Saddle Again  »

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Gene plus Republic= Good Matinée Fare
15 January 2014 | by (Claremont,USA) – See all my reviews

I saw the expanded 72-minute version, which includes a lot of songs, some of which probably got elided in the 60-minute edition. Anyway, it's a typically good Republic production with Gene. The action picks up in the latter half after a slower first part. The plot is surprisingly topical. A copper mine is dumping chemical wastes into stream water the ranchers use, poisoning the cattle. Gene wants to work out a deal whereby a new, safe disposal method is used. But some baddies have different ideas. On the action side is a big cattle stampede, a well-done barroom brawl, along with the usual hard riding and fast shooting. Frog's got some comedy relief, but also plays a more serious role with guns and fists. Also, Gene's little duet with a teenage Mary Lee is utterly charming. All in all, it's Gene's usual good pre-war mix of action, comedy, and song. Though I can't comment on the edited 60-minute version.


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