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Sagebrush Troubadour (1935)

Approved | | Western | 2 December 1935 (USA)
Ranger Gene and sidekick Frog trail a murderer, with time out for lots of songs.


Joseph Kane


Oliver Drake (screen play), Joseph F. Poland (screen play) (as Joseph Poland) | 1 more credit »




Complete credited cast:
Gene Autry ... Gene Autry
Barbara Pepper ... Joan Martin
Smiley Burnette ... Frog Millhouse
Champion ... Champ
Fred Kelsey ... Hank Polk
J. Frank Glendon ... John Martin (as Frank Glendon)
Hooper Atchley ... Henry Nolan
Julian Rivero ... Pablo
Dennis Moore ... Lon Dillon (as Denny Meadows)


Before he was murdered Grandpa Martin found a gold mine. He failed to record it and now everyone is looking for Martin's old horse that can lead them to it. When Autry arrives to investigate, he is accused of the murder and finds the Sheriff after him. Written by Maurice VanAuken <mvanauken@a1access.net>

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The film was hurriedly completed for showing at an exhibitor's convention in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, held during the week of 12 November 1935. See more »


Remade as The Blocked Trail (1943) See more »


End of the Trail
(1935) (uncredited)
Music and Lyrics by Gene Autry
Performed by Gene Autry and Smiley Burnette
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Average Autry Entry
1 October 2013 | by dougdoepkeSee all my reviews

Early Autry entry where he's near his physical peak, and looking great in colorful cowboy get-up. The hour's nothing special—some good hard riding, very little gunplay, plus Gene's easy way with a song though the selections are pretty forgettable. Still, I hope Burnette got double pay for all the pratfalls and belly flops he does in comedy relief. And catch Barbara Pepper as the pretty blonde ingénue. Certainly a long way from the chunky wisecracking types she later slid into.

The plot's something about finding a killer and a lost mine, but as in most Autry films, there's a lot more going on besides the plot. I have to echo reviewer classicsoncall. I ran back the DVR twice to see if a trip-wire was used on Gene's horse when it takes a really bad fall. I couldn't tell, but I doubt they would risk Champion in such a risky stunt. Anyway there's lots of stunt work for the doubles, and catch Gene when he takes not one, but two guys off their horses at the same time. I don't recall seeing that before. All in all, it's an easy, if unexceptional, hour of action and song, courtesy Gene and our friends at Republic.

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Release Date:

2 December 1935 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Sagebrush Troubadour See more »

Filming Locations:

Kernville, California, USA

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Republic Pictures (I) See more »
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Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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