Young Joe is paralyzed as he is bucked by a wild horse, a strawberry roan. Angered, his father, Walt, tries to shoot the horse but is stopped by his foreman, Gene Autry. The roan escapes ... See full summary »
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Young Joe is paralyzed as he is bucked by a wild horse, a strawberry roan. Angered, his father, Walt, tries to shoot the horse but is stopped by his foreman, Gene Autry. The roan escapes and Autry, told to leave the ranch by Walt, finds and trains the horse, now named Champ, in hopes that by returning it to Joe it will provide him with the will to overcome his disability. Written by
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Listen, son, if he starts riding the rails, empty the saddle like it was something hot.
Yeah, no glory riding. It's better to pull up than to reach your shadow on the ground.
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I am a longtime collector of Gene Autry memorabilia, especially his films. The "Strawberry Roan" has always been my favorite Autry film. I can remember seeing this movie in 1948 as an eight year old boy. I'm sure that seeing this movie in Cinecolor added to my enjoyment of the film. As a boy I was not really into the music but the "horse story" intrigued me and kept my attention.
I searched for over thirty years as a film collector for a 16mm print of this title in color. This past summer my search ended as I purchased a print that was listed on Ebay. So far as I know, this is the only color print in existence.
As a Gene Autry western I rate this film at 4 stars because of the story, scenery, and music. Gene sings some beautiful songs in this one.
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