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Fun Autry Fact:

According to a 1948 Life magazine article, "if [Gene's records] were all shipped to one place, [they] would make up a freight train solid with Western songs and be more than a mile long."

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Film Info

Down Mexico Way

1941
Republic Pictures
Production #: 1009
78 minutes

Synopsis:
When two swindlers, posing as motion picture producers, sell fake stock in a movie and then leave Sage City with many people's well-earned money, Gene Autry and Frog Millhouse trail them to Mexico. There, Gene convinces the lovely Maria Elena Alvarado, who believes she is soon to "star" in a film produced by the same con-men, that the entire situation is a fraud, and he enlists her aid in proving the guilt of the evil "producers."

Cast:

Character: Performer:
Gene Autry Gene Autry
Frog Millhouse Smiley Burnette
Maria Elena Alvarado Fay McKenzie
Pancho Grande Harold Huber
Gibson Sidney Blackmer
Allen Joe Sawyer
Mayor Tubbs Andrew Tombes
Flood Murray Alper
Gerard Arthur Loft
Juan Duncan Renaldo
Davis Paul Fix
Don Alvarado Julian Rivero
Mercedes Ruth Robinson
Capitan Rodriguez Thornton Edwards
The Herrera Sisters The Herrera Sisters
Champion Champion

Songs:

DOWN MEXICO WAY Studio Singers
BEER BARREL POLKA Gene Autry, Smiley Burnette, Cast
SOUTH OF THE BORDER Gene Autry
LA CUCARACHA Smiley Burnette
LA CACHITA Fay McKenzie, The Herrera Sisters
HARMONICA IMPROVISATION Smiley Burnette
THE COWBOY AND THE LADY Gene Autry
GUADALAJARA The Herrera Sisters
DOWN MEXICO WAY Gene Autry
A GAY RANCHERO Gene Autry, Extras
MARIA ELENA Gene Autry
DOWN MEXICO WAY Gene Autry, Fay McKenzie, The Herrera Sisters

Crew:

Director Joseph Santley
Associate Producer Harry Grey
Screenplay Olive Cooper, Albert Duffy
Original Story Dorrell and Stuart McGowan
Production Manager Al Wilson
Photography Jack Marta
Film Editor Howard O'Neill
Musical Supervisor Raoul Kraushaar
Art Director Ralph Oberg

Watch a Clip from Down Mexico Way: