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The Strawberry Roan (1948)

 -  Western  -  1 August 1948 (USA)
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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 ... See full summary »

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Champion ...
Champ, the Strawberry Roan
Gloria Henry ...
Connie Bailey
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Walt Bailey
Dickie Jones ...
Joe Bailey (as Dick Jones)
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Hank
Rufe Davis ...
Chuck
John McGuire ...
Bud Williams
Eddy Waller ...
Steve
Redd Harper ...
Andy
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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 Doug Sederberg <vornoff@sonic.net>

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A great horse story! A great heart story!

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Almas Indomáveis  »

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(Western Electric Recording)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Pat Buttram's first movie role. See more »

Quotes

Walt Bailey: Listen, son, if he starts riding the rails, empty the saddle like it was something hot.
Gene Autry: Yeah, no glory riding. It's better to pull up than to reach your shadow on the ground.
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This one has it all....story, scenery and music.
26 November 2002 | by (USA) – See all my reviews

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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