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Cowboy Serenade (1942)

 -  Western  -  30 January 1942 (USA)
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Gene goes after a gambling ring and learns it is headed by McKenzie's father.

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
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Smiley Burnette ...
Fay McKenzie ...
Stephanie Lock
Cecil Cunningham ...
Priscilla Lock
Addison Richards ...
Asa Lock
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Jim Agnew
Tristram Coffin ...
Dixie Trambeau
Slim Andrews ...
Pappy Vanderpyle (as Lloyd 'Slim' Andrews)
Linda Leighton ...
Millie Jackson (as Melinda Leighton)
John Berkes ...
Joe Crowley (as Johnnie Berkes)
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When Gene sends young Jim Agnew on the train with the cattle to be sold, Jim loses them in a crooked poker game. When Jim doesn't return Gene goes after him. Meeting Stephanie, she gives Gene a job on her father's ranch. Gene eventually realizes her father Lock is behind the crooked gamblling scheme but Gene is then captured by Lock and his men just as Lock makes plans to have Jim killed. Written by Maurice VanAuken <vanauken@comcast.net>

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30 January 1942 (USA)  »

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Gene Autry: I think we've met the head man.
Frog Milhouse: Who?
Gene Autry: Asa Lock.
Frog Milhouse: W-why Gene...
Gene Autry: Yeah, he's very smooth on the outside...
Frog Milhouse: Do you reckon he's one of them "Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Lock?"
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Nobody Knows
Written by George R. Brown (uncredited) and Jule Styne (uncredited)
Sung by Gene Autry
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Solid Programmer
11 June 2011 | by (Claremont,USA) – See all my reviews

Routine Autry entry that nevertheless manages a few notable features. Gene's working to get back cattlemen's money lost by young Agnew (Brooks) in a crooked poker game. Trouble is the crooked set-up is headed by wealthy father (Richards) of the winsome young Stephanie (McKenzie). So Gene has to figure all of this out while hired henchmen are trying to stop him.

This is one of those entries that mixes cars and horses in a kind of weird overlap between different eras. But the mix works well in that thrilling climax that makes good use of both. And wow!—check out Frog (Burnette) who gets a bigger and more muscular role than usual, one that shows some versatility from the sidekick that's too seldom seen. Also, the supporting cast is stronger than usual, with a commanding Richards, a crafty Coffin, and a surprisingly humorous Cunningham.

Not much hard riding or gunplay, but some good athletic barroom brawls. No, nothing special; just a solid series programmer along with a couple of the pleasant Autry vocals.


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