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Back in the Saddle (1941)

Not Rated | | Western | 14 March 1941 (USA)
After Gene discovers copper on his ranch, Bennett tries to get control of the fortune by framing him in a jail-break.

Director:

Lew Landers

Writers:

Richard Murphy (original screenplay), Jesse Lasky Jr. (original screenplay)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Gene Autry ... Gene Autry
Smiley Burnette ... Frog Millhouse
Mary Lee ... Patsy
Edward Norris ... Tom Bennett
Julie Bishop ... Taffy (as Jacqueline Wells)
Addison Richards ... Duke Winston
Arthur Loft ... E.G. Blaine
Edmund Elton Edmund Elton ... Judge Bent
Joe McGuinn ... Sheriff Simpson
Edmund Cobb ... Rancher Williams
Robert Barron ... Saloon Boss Ward
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Storyline

Gene returns from the East with new ranch owner Tom Bennett to find everyone's cattle dying. Blaine has reopened the copper mine and the waste is poisoning the water supply. While Gene is away Tom confronts the miners and a men is killed in the ensuing gunfight. Now Gene not only has the dying cattle problem but his ranch owner is in jail. Written by Maurice VanAuken <mvanauken@a1access.net>

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Taglines:

A symphony of Romance and ACTION...in Six-Gun Time! (original print ad)

Genres:

Western

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 March 1941 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Song at Twilight See more »

Filming Locations:

Victorville, California, USA See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Republic Pictures (I) See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(edited) | (original)

Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Did You Know?

Goofs

As the character of Duke Winston is chasing the train on horseback, Gene Autry and crew watch his approach from the boxcar. However, the angle of the shot shows Duke and his crew riding straight in the direction of a correspondingly traveling camera along a dirt road - with not a single track of rail in sight. Additionally, the angle of Autry's gaze along with the angle of 'approach' the horseback riders are taking toward train suggests a perpendicular collision, rather than a true chase sequence. See more »

Connections

Featured in Gene Autry: White Hat, Silver Screen (2007) See more »

Soundtracks

Back in the Saddle Again
Words and Music by Ray Whitley
Sung by Gene Autry
Reprised in finale by Gene Autry and Julie Bishop
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Standard issue B Western typifies singing cowboy film
11 August 1999 | by pooch-8See all my reviews

Gene Autry provides a wealth of old-fashioned entertainment in Back in the Saddle, one of the factory-issue B Westerns that played to packed Saturday afternoon movie palaces full of kids who dreamed of life on the open range. Besides crooning the legendary title tune, Autry foils a dastardly mine owner who has been poisoning cattle to drive the local ranchers off their land. An interesting opening section depicts Gene and faithful, hopeless sidekick Smiley Burnette (here in his "Frog" incarnation) retrieving the son of a friend from the decadent big city -- a perfectly set-up showdown between wholesome country and degenerate city played for maximum effect. Back in the Saddle's most prominent set-piece, however, is an exciting shoot-out set in and around a jail with plenty of whizzing bullets and flaming hay-carts to set the heart pounding.


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