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Boots and Saddles (1937)

Young Englishman inherits ranch which he wants to sell, but Gene's gonna turn him into a real westerner instead..


Joseph Kane (as Joe Kane)


Jack Natteford (story), Jack Natteford (screenplay) | 1 more credit »




Complete credited cast:
Gene Autry ... Gene Autry
Smiley Burnette ... Frog Millhouse
Judith Allen ... Bernice Allen
Ronald Sinclair ... Spud - aka Edward, Earl of Grandby (as Ra Hould)
Guy Usher Guy Usher ... Colonel Allen
Bill Elliott ... Jim Neale (as Gordon Elliott)
John Ward John Ward ... Henry 'Windy' Wyndham
Frankie Marvin ... Shorty
Chris-Pin Martin ... Juan (as Chris Martin)
Stanley Blystone ... Army Sergeant
Bud Osborne ... Joe Larkins - Henchman
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When new owner Spud arrives from England, Autry convinces him not to sell the ranch but to raise horses for the Army. When both Autry's and Neale's bids are the same, the Colonel calls for a race to decide the winner. But that night Neale has Autry's stable burned. Written by Maurice VanAuken <mvanauken@a1access.net>

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[first lines]
[en route to the train station, Frog's wagon breaks down]
Frog: Hey!
Gene Autry: That's a fine way to meet the new boss. Come on, snap into it! Get that wagon fixed!
Frog: Well, it took him two weeks to get here from England. It isn't going to hurt him to wait four or five minutes more.
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The One Rose (That's Left in My Heart)
Music and Lyrics by Del Lyons and Lani McIntyre
Played by the band and sung by Gene Autry and the band in the Spanish cafe
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What child would show up in the old west all dressed up like Charlie McCarthy??!!
9 January 2020 | by MartinHaferSee all my reviews

When the story begins, the new owner of the ranch arrives out west. Apparently, some spoiled rich kid named 'Spud' inherited the place. Now this is the odd part....he arrives out west dressed in a top hat....looking for all the world like a Charlie McCarthy puppet! I know the kid is supposed to be rich, but who would show up dressed like THAT?!

Spud initially just wants to sell the place. However, he soon becomes friends with Gene and he agrees to sell him the ranch. But another bidder also wants it, so it's up to Gene and his competition to have a race to decide who gets the place....an odd way to decide things, I know. And, considering that the hero ALWAYS has an unscrupulous nemesis, you can only assume this other guy will stop at NOTHING to get the land! In between, there's time to romance the Colonel's daughter, for Smiley to somehow find himself in the Army and much more.

It's not surprising that Smiley Burnette is on hand to play Gene's sidekick, as he made a ton of pics with Autry. And, as usual, he sings and uses his froggy voice in a humorous tune. After all, why have Smiley in a film without a song?

I noticed one reviewer compared this movie to a Gene Autry flick meets "Little Lord Fauntleroy"...and that is pretty much on the mark, though the kid warms up to Gene MUCH faster than the grandfather in "Fauntleroy".

So is all this worth watching? Well, if you like Gene Autry films, you'll no doubt enjoy this. As usual, he sings a bunch of tunes and ends up being a paragon of virtue and niceness. Typical...but also typically enjoyable and well worth your time.

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English | Spanish

Release Date:

4 October 1937 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Centauros Modernos See more »

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Production Co:

Republic Pictures (I) See more »
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(edited) | (original)

Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Victor High Fidelity Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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