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In Old Monterey (1939)

Passed | | Comedy, Drama, Music | 14 August 1939 (USA)
Gene runs into opposition from a bunch of ranchers when the U.S. army send him to buy up land for bombing maneuvers.


Joseph Kane


Gerald Geraghty (screen play), Dorrell McGowan (screen play) | 3 more credits »




Complete credited cast:
Gene Autry ... Gene Autry
Smiley Burnette ... Frog
June Storey ... Jill Whittaker
George 'Gabby' Hayes ... Gabby Whittaker
The Hoosier Hotshots ... Ranch Hands (as The Hoosier Hot Shots)
Sarie and Sallie Sarie and Sallie ... Ranch Women Sallie and Sarie
The Ranch Boys The Ranch Boys ... Singers
Stuart Hamblen ... Bugler
Billy Lee ... Jimmy Whittaker
Jonathan Hale ... Stevenson
Robert Warwick ... Major Forbes
William Hall ... Gilman
Eddie Conrad ... Proprietor (as Eddy Conrad)


The Army wants the ranchers land and the Borax plant for their maneuvers. Stevenson is dissatisfied with their offer for the plant and has his men blowing up ranches making it look like the work of the Army. He hopes when the ranchers rebel the Army will raise their bid to avoid trouble. Gene has been sent to investigate but the eviction day has arrived and the ranchers prepare to fight the Army. Written by Maurice VanAuken <mvanauken@a1access.net>

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Comedy | Drama | Music | Western


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Release Date:

14 August 1939 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Bomben auf Texas See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Republic Pictures (I) See more »
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Technical Specs


(edited) | (original)

Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA "High Fidelity" Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Did You Know?


Sergeant Gene Autry: We need planes where our men can train and our equipment can be tested over and over again until every flaw can be found and corrected. And I don't believe any of you are such poor Americans that you won't be proud to do your part.
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Edited into Meanwhile, Back at the Ranch (1976) See more »


Composer unknown
Played by a bugler when the flag is lowered
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Singing cowboy rides the range for the Army.
30 June 2003 | by michaelRokeefeSee all my reviews

The sixth of seven movies made by Gene Autry in 1939. A western movie with cars, airplanes and military tanks. Sgt.Gene Autry is an Army attache assigned to purchase ranch land for an Army training ground and bombing range. Autry crosses ways with a greedy group of ranchers who are holding out for an unreasonably steep price for their land. Of course Autry always finds time to sing...a few of the songs featured are "My Buddy", "Little Pardner" and the classic "Tumbling Tumble Weeds". Also in the cast are:Smiley Burnette, June Storey, 'Gabby' Hayes, William Hall and Johnathan Hale. Falls a little short of your typical shoot 'em up. This original Republic Pictures film has recently been refurbished.

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