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Bells of Capistrano (1942)

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When her competitor gets too rough rodeo owner Jennifer gets help from Gene.

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Complete credited cast:
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Smiley Burnette ...
Virginia Grey ...
Jennifer Benton
Lucien Littlefield ...
Daniel (Pop) McCracken
Morgan Conway ...
Stag Johnson
Claire Du Brey ...
Melinda (Ma) McCracken
Charles Cane ...
Tex North
Joe Strauch Jr. ...
Marla Shelton ...
Jackie Laval
Tristram Coffin ...
Jed Johnson
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Shag Johnson, owner of the Johnson Brothers Rodeo, has been trying for years to gain control of the World-Wide Wild West Show managed by Jennifer Benton, by fair means or foul. Gene Autry and Frog Millhouse arrive on the scene during a battle between the two rival shows and rescue Pa and Ma McCracken from an attack by Johnson's hired henchmen. All hands are carted off to jail, and great crowds are attracted there by Gene's singing, and Pa McCracken decides to add the singing cowboy to his World-Wide show. He does and Gene skyrockets the box-office receipts, which enrages Johnson since it appears certain that World Wide will be able to secure the contract for the annual Capistrano festival and the following Madison Square Garden rodeo. Gene refuses Johnson's offer of $10,000 per week to change shows, and Shag hires Jenkins to burn the Capistrano set-up to the ground. Pa McCracken is seriously injured and Gene learns that only a specialist from the east can save him, and his fee is ... Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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THE STAR ALL AMERICA'S TALKING ABOUT!...He's No. 1 In The Heart Of The Nation!...Riding!...Singing!...Romancing!...As He Heads Into His Greatest Screen Adventure! See more »

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Music | Western

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15 September 1942 (USA)  »

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Chamas da Vingança  »

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Frog Millhouse: I dreamed of steaks bigger and prettier than them once.
Tadpole: Was they good?
Frog Millhouse: I don't know. Just when I was about to eat them, I dreamed the dentist came in and pulled out all my teeth.
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Good Fun
13 February 2001 | by See all my reviews

Gene Autry has a special talent that makes his movies so appealing. A warm voice and a honest performance and Republic's skill at action makes this a winner. Virginia Gray is very good looking and talented actress to boot.

You can't go wrong with this one. 7 out of 10


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