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Man from Music Mountain (1938)

When nasty land developers try to bilk honest ranchers who don't know their land holds lots of gold, Gene puts a stop to it.


Joseph Kane (as Joe Kane)


Betty Burbridge (screen play), Luci Ward (screen play) | 1 more credit »




Cast overview, first billed only:
Gene Autry ... Gene Autry
Smiley Burnette ... Frog Millhouse
Carol Hughes ... Helen Foster
Sally Payne ... Patsy
Ivan Miller Ivan Miller ... John Scanlon
Ed Cassidy ... William Brady (as Edward Cassidy)
Lew Kelly Lew Kelly ... Bowdie Bill
Howard Chase Howard Chase ... Abbott
Al Terry Al Terry ... Buddy Harmon (as Albert Terry)
Frankie Marvin ... Larry
Earl Dwire ... Martin
Lloyd Ingraham ... George Harmon
Lillian Drew Lillian Drew ... Mirandy Higgins
Al Taylor ... Hank
Joe Yrigoyen Joe Yrigoyen ... Pete


Scanlon is pulling off a land swindle by selling lots in a ghost town claiming the power company is bringing in a line. As a bonus he throws in shares in a worthless gold mine. Gene is on to Scanlon and tries to get him to buy back the deeds by salting the mine with gold. But when a new vein is really discovered Gene has to stop the sales but is trapped in the mine by Scanlon's men. Written by Maurice VanAuken <mvanauken@a1access.net>

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A Ghost Town Comes to Life!


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This film features newsreel footage of the Boulder Dam opening in 1936. See more »


Gene Autry: Now how do you expect to run all this junk without electricity?
Frog Millhouse: Well, we're gonna have electricity.
Gene Autry: Sure you will if lightning strikes you.
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Featured in Golden Saddles, Silver Spurs (2000) See more »


Love, Burning Love
Written by Gene Autry, Johnny Marvin and Fred Rose
Performed by Smiley Burnette, Frankie Marvin and unidentified guitarist
Reprised by Gene Autry
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A B-plus oater
7 August 2007 | by ofumalowSee all my reviews

Not to be confused with the later Roy Rogers film (THE Man from Music Mountain), this is very much a Poverty Row assembly-line oater, yet it's also better than most by far. For one thing, Autrey's foe isn't so much a villainous individual as a corporate usurper trying to suck the lifeblood by duplicitous means from an already-impoverished mining town that might or might not have a still-unmined gold reservoir. FDR would approve! For another, the musical sequences are frequent and often humorously eccentric. (I loved the number partially played on sleigh bells.) The whole thing is pretty tongue-in-cheek, with more singin' and yappin' than ridin' and shootin' until the last reel. I saw fhis on a cheap DVD collection (50 Gunslinger Classics) and it looked fine. I need to fill ten lines, right? Kerfuffle. Kablooey.

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Release Date:

15 August 1938 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Man from Music Mountain See more »

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Production Co:

Republic Pictures (I) See more »
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Technical Specs


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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA "High Fidelity" Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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