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The Old Corral (1936)

Approved | | Western | 21 December 1936 (USA)
As the sheriff of a small western town, Autry sings his way into a relationship with Eleanor, a singer from a Chicago nightclub who earlier witnessed a murder.

Director:

Joseph Kane

Writers:

Bernard McConville (story), Sherman L. Lowe (screenplay) (as Sherman Lowe) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Gene Autry ... Sheriff Gene Autry
Smiley Burnette ... Deputy Frog
Irene Manning ... Eleanor Spencer - aka Jane Edwards (as Hope Manning)
Sons of the Pioneers ... O'Keefe Brothers
Champion ... Champ - Gene's Horse
Cornelius Keefe ... Martin Simms
Lon Chaney Jr. ... Garland - Simms' Partner
John Bradford ... Mike Scarlotti
Milburn Morante ... Clem Snodgrass
Abe Lefton Abe Lefton ... Abe - Rodeo Announcer
Merrill McCormick Merrill McCormick ... Joe - Scarlotti Henchman
Charles Sullivan Charles Sullivan ... Frank - Scarlotti Henchman
Buddy Roosevelt ... Tony - Scarlotti Driver
Lynton Brent ... Dunn - Dealer
Frankie Marvin ... Wife-Beating Prisoner
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Storyline

As the sheriff of a small western town, Autry sings his way into a relationship with Eleanor, a singer from a Chicago nightclub who earlier witnessed a murder. Written by Ed Stephan <stephan@cc.wwu.edu>

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Taglines:

AN EASTERN GANG MEETS A WESTERN SHERIFF (original ad - all caps)

Genres:

Western

Certificate:

Approved | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 December 1936 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

No Velho Rancho See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Republic Pictures (I) See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(edited) | (original)

Sound Mix:

Mono | Mono (RCA Victor High Fidelity Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

In Gene Autry's The Singing Cowboy (1936) of a year previously, Lon Chaney Jr. had played the lead villain. In this film he was reduced to playing a henchman. See more »

Quotes

Sheriff Gene Autry: We're going out to arrest the O'Keefes for highway robbery.
Deputy Frog: Oh, don't kid me. They couldn't even find the highway.
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Connections

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Soundtracks

Silent Trails
(uncredited)
Written by Tim Spencer
Played and sung by the Sons of the Pioneers in jail
Reprise by them in jail
Reprised by them again at the celebration
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One of Autry's best with a young Roy Rogers and the Sons of the Pioneers.
28 October 1998 | by revranSee all my reviews

Gene Autry and Smiley Burnett (Frog) are singing and croaking their way through another Saturday matinee. Look for a very young Roy Rogers (Leonard Slye) and the Sons of the Pioneers.


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