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Down Mexico Way (1941)

After the bad guys swindle the good folk of Sage City, Gene and Frog chase them to Mexico where they are now trying to rob a rich Mexican ranchero.



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Complete credited cast:
... Gene Autry
... Frog
... Maria Elena Alvarado
... Pancho Grande
... Ellery Gibson
... Allen
... Mayor Tubbs
... Flood
... Homer Gerard
... Juan
... Henchman Davis
... Don Carlos Alvarado
Ruth Robinson ... Mercedes
Thornton Edwards ... Rurale Captain Rodriguez
The Herrera Sisters ... Singers


Gene and Frog head down to Mexico, hot on the trail of a group of swindlers who convince townspeople to invest in movies to be filmed on location in their town, and then skip out without making the films. Written by Doug Sederberg <vornoff@sonic.net>

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TOPS EVERY OTHER AUTRY HIT - Gene in his most likeable role...more songs...more thrills...more beautiful senoritas...a glamorous screen production that gives the most in entertainment and fun! (original poster)


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Release Date:

15 October 1941 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

A Canção do México  »

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Sound Mix:

(RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Did You Know?


During the gunfight scene when one of the bad guys takes a shot at Pancho behind a tree, knocking his hat off, Pancho's horse is standing directly behind Pancho yet he doesn't get hit. See more »


Frog: Mr. Frog, I am ashamed for you to hire me.
Pancho Grande: Yeah, you told me you was the best cook in Mexico.
Frog: Oh, si! But I am on the wrong side of the border.
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Written by Pepe Guízar
Performed by The Herrera Sisters
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One of the best Autrey's, & still quite silly
21 December 2005 | by See all my reviews

I usually limit my B westerns comments to Hopalong Cassidy films, but I watched this one right after I watched "Wide Open Town" (which was not a great Hoppy film, but still far superior to this film). None of the B westerns are known for a high degree of realism, but a certain degree of realism could have been easily achieved in this film (as well as other Autrey films, Roy Rogers films, etc.) without hurting the plot or the enjoyment of the movie. In one scene, Gene asks the Mexican police (who are riding motorcycles) how he could catch up with the baddies, who have a head-start in a car. The police tell him about a shortcut through the hills. Gene then takes off aboard Champion, leading the police in the chase! He doesn't even know exactly where the shortcut is, yet he (on a horse no less), outdistances police who are familiar with the shortcut & are riding motorcycles, amazing! He ends up jumping from a 20 foot high boulder into a car speeding along a road at 40 miles per hour, & of course lands right in the back seat without so much as a bump or a scratch. Superman has no advantages over this cowboy! When I was a kid, I just knew I liked Hoppy better than Gene or Roy, but couldn't explain why. Ironically, despite the lack of realism, this is probably the best Gene Autrey film I've seen, so if Gene's a favorite of yours, this is a relatively good one. I rate it 5/10.

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