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Back in the Saddle (1941)

Not Rated | | Western | 14 March 1941 (USA)
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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Patsy
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Taffy (as Jacqueline Wells)
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Duke Winston
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E.G. Blaine
Edmund Elton ...
Judge Bent
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Sheriff Simpson
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Rancher Williams
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Saloon Boss Ward
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Storyline

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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Western

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Not Rated | See all certifications »
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14 March 1941 (USA)  »

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Back in the Saddle Again  »

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(edited) | (original)

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(RCA Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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Did You Know?

Goofs

As the character of Duke Winston is chasing the train on horseback, Gene Autry and crew watch his approach from the boxcar. However, the angle of the shot shows Duke and his crew riding straight in the direction of a correspondingly traveling camera along a dirt road - with not a single track of rail in sight. Additionally, the angle of Autry's gaze along with the angle of 'approach' the horseback riders are taking toward train suggests a perpendicular collision, rather than a true chase sequence. See more »

Connections

Featured in Gene Autry: White Hat, Silver Screen (2007) See more »

Soundtracks

Back in the Saddle Again
Words and Music by Ray Whitley
Sung by Gene Autry
Reprised in finale by Gene Autry and Julie Bishop
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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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