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Film Info

The Singing Vagabond

Republic Pictures
Production #: 3569
54 minutes

In 1860, Lettie Morgan runs away, humiliated by her aunt. Mixing with a group of showgirls, she is mistaken for the leading lady and goes to California. The troupe misses the main wagon train and are attacked just as they cross the California boundary, but are rescued by Captain Tex Autry. Lettie believes that Tex has been insolent in condemning the troupe and reports him to Colonel Seward at Fort Henry. Horses are stolen from Fort Henry that night and when Tex goes in pursuit, he is believed a traitor, captured, and condemned to death. Judge Lane is asked by Lettie to intercede, but he double-crosses her. Aided by his pals, Frog Buffalo and the Idaho Kid, Tex escapes from prison and rides out after the wagon train with which Lettie and the troupe have gone. Attacked by renegades and Indians, Tex arrives to join what seems a hopeless fight, but his own band of fighting men arrive in time to turn the tide. One of the renegades confesses that he stole the horses from the Fort, which clears Tex - and Tex clears up a certain situation with Lettie.


Character: Performer:
Tex Autry Gene Autry
Frog Buffalo Smiley Burnette
Lettie Morgan Ann Rutherford
Honey Barbara Pepper
Judge Forsythe Lane Niles Welch
Aunt Hortense Grace Goodall
Utah Joe Allan Sears
Buck LaCrosse Warner Richmond
Otto Spaeth Henry Roquemore
Colonel Seward Frank LaRue
Champion Champion


DE CAMPTOWN RACES Robinson Neeman and Extras
SINGING VAGABONDS Gene Autry and Extras
SINGING VAGABONDS Gene Autry and Extras
HONEYMOON TRAIL Gene Autry, Ann Rutherford, and Extras
FRIENDS OF THE PRAIRIE, FAREWELL Gene Autry, Ann Rutherford, and Extras
SINGING VAGABONDS Gene Autry and Extras


Producer Nat Levine
Directed by Carl Pierson
Supervised by Armand Schaefer
Screenplay Oliver Drake and Betty Burbridge
Story by Oliver Drake
Supervising Editor Joseph H. Lewis
Photography William Nobles
Sound Engineer Terry Kellum
Sound Effects Roy Granville
Film Editor Lester Orlebeck
Songs by Gene Autry, Smiley Burnette, Oliver Drake and Herbert Myers

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