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Songs and Saddles (1938)

 -  Action | Adventure | Music  -  1 June 1938 (USA)
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Standard oater with a plot line of a local schemer and his henchies trying to beat an old rancher out of his unknown-to-him valuable property, which sets where a new highway is going to be ... See full summary »

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Complete credited cast:
Gene Austin ...
Gene Austin
Lynne Berkeley ...
Carol Turner
Walter Wills ...
Pop Turner
Henry Roquemore ...
Lawyer Jed Hill
Karl Hackett ...
George Morrow
Joan Brooks ...
Lucy
Ted Claire ...
Mark Bower
Candy Hall ...
Slim (as Russ Hall)
Coco Heimel ...
Porky (as Otto Heimel)
John Merton ...
Rocky Renaut
Ben Corbett ...
Henchman Sparks
Charles King ...
Lewis Sheppard aka Falcon
Bob Terry ...
Henchman Klinker
John Elliott ...
Sheriff John Lawton
Lloyd Ingraham ...
Judge Harrison
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Standard oater with a plot line of a local schemer and his henchies trying to beat an old rancher out of his unknown-to-him valuable property, which sets where a new highway is going to be built. Well, maybe not so standard, since it was usually a railroad that was planned. The producers (Max and Arthur Alexander) and Associate Producer (their cousin Alfred Stern)didn't make this on a budget that allowed for rental of ties, tracks and locomotives, so opted for highway construction and having to only rent a Caterpillar tractor for the construction scene. The fictional Gene Austin (played by the real Gene Austin) is the fictional foster son of a fictional rancher and comes to the fictional Sage City to lend a hand against the baddies. Austin (aided by Coco & Candy, whose character names aren't Coco and Candy in the film)plays the piano and sings five songs he wrote---"Song of the Saddle"; "I'm Coming Home"; "I Fell Down and Broke My Heart (in Two)"; "Why Can't I Be Your Sweetheart, ... Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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Song of the Saddle
Written by Gene Austin
Sung by Gene Austin with Candy Hall and Coco Heimel
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It took two cinematographers to shoot this?

Robert Cline and Harry Forbes are both credited on the film and, for a rarity in film credits of the time, the term "cinematography by" is actually used. The word and the term was probably used on less than 10% (if even that many) of the films made in the 30's.

This one-shot entry of a proposed series to star radio, cabaret, stage, recording and night club performer Gene Austin (most known for "My Blue Heaven, which he does not sing in this film)ended up being shown mostly in small-town theatres and included personal appearances between showings by Austin and his usual troupe of "Assisting Artists," Coco (Otto Heimel) & Candy (Russ Hall.) Austin most definitely does not play "Himself" in this film even if his character name is Gene Austin and he is a famous radio singer, because the story is fictional, the characters are fictional and the real Mrs. Gene Austin (mother of actress Charlotte Austin)would have probably objected to her husband marrying the fictional character at the end of the film.

Standard oater with a plot line of a local schemer and his henchies trying to beat an old rancher out of his unknown-to-him valuable property, which sets where a new highway is going to be built. Well, maybe not so standard, since it was usually a railroad that was planned. The producers (Max and Arthur Alexander) and Associate Producer (their cousin Alfred Stern)didn't make this on a budget that allowed for rental of ties, tracks and locomotives, so opted for highway construction and having to only rent a Caterpillar tractor for the construction scene.

The fictional Gene Austin (played by the real Gene Austin) is the fictional foster son of a fictional rancher and comes to the fictional Sage City to lend a hand against the baddies.

Austin (aided by Coco & Candy, whose character names aren't Coco and Candy in the film)plays the piano and sings five songs he wrote---"Song of the Saddle"; "I'm Coming Home"; "I Fell Down and Broke My Heart (in Two)"; "Why Can't I Be Your Sweetheart, Tonight" and "The Man From Texas"---and they are passable, for fans of Austin's singing style. The trouble comes when Austin takes to the saddle. That isn't a pretty sight.


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