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Man from Music Mountain (1938)

Passed | | Western | 15 August 1938 (USA)
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 ... 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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Did You Know?


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 »


I'm Beginning to Care
(1938) (uncredited)
Music and Lyrics by Gene Autry, Johnny Marvin and Fred Rose
Performed by Gene Autry
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Good Autry Package
12 December 2013 | by dougdoepkeSee all my reviews

Really good early Autry, an expert mix of story, music and action. I also learned what a difference electricity made to rural communities. We tend to take electric power for granted, but the movie is set in 1938, soon after Boulder Dam was built, and the bad guy is using the promise of electrification to scam Depression era folks. It's really worked well into the plot, better than any A-movie I've seen, and even produces a good laugh.

Anyhow, Gene gets to do some hard riding in order to thwart their plans, along with an action-filled mine tunnel finale. Frog has a fairly straight role minus the usual clownish humor. What a fine versatile performer he was. There's also a did-I-really-see-that novelty act that beats out tunes on about everything but rocks. Include too a lovely Carol Hughes as eye-relief from all the ugly guys, and you've got a near perfect package of Autry entertainment.

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Release Date:

15 August 1938 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Man from Music Mountain See more »

Company Credits

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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