Gene gets his good name dragged through the sagebrush again!
Because it was filmed on the heels of Heart Of The Rio Grande which
also had Edith Fellows starring, and Deep In The Heart Of Texas for one
of its songs I've always considered this a nice if slightly weaker
bookend for it.
It's goodies vs baddies again with a rather complicated plot involving
baddie Emmett Vogan and his henchmen trying to wrest a mine from a weak
goodie Bill Henry with a nice sister Louise Currie with a radio station
and a singing juvenile sister Fellows who's smitten with the
imperturbable Gene Autry when he blows into town with Frog. Gene is
framed via the radio and has to clear himself and generally save the
day. Although nice to watch I preferred June Storey as the heroine in
these tales Currie here plays a woman named Nancy Drew but Gene is
the only detective here! Short on action but compensated for with
plenty of lilting music, my favourites being Goodnight Sweetheart (to
Currie changing the car tyre), I'll Never Let You Go (duet with Fellows
in the "radio" studio) and the final medley including a sing-a-long
version of Deep In The Heart Of Texas for the original cinema audience.
Nothing special but with a rousing climax it's a satisfying film
overall to an Autry fan like me, others might have a job getting
anything from it.
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