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Fun Autry Fact:

Gene tried to play the saxophone when he was a youngster. He finally gave up and turned successfully to the guitar.

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Film Info

Gaucho Serenade

1940
Republic Pictures
Production #: 903
67 minutes

Synopsis:
Gene Autry and Frog Millhouse are in New York, left holding the bag by their ex-rodeo boss, and trying to work their way home to the West. They meet twelve-year old Ronnie Willoughby who has just arrived from England, sent for by some unscrupulous businessmen who railroaded the boy's father into prison on a false embezzlement charge and who now plan to hold Ronnie as a hostage to prevent his imprisoned father from testifying against the villains. Ronnie does not know that his father is in prison. He heads West to what he believes is his father's ranch, "Rancho San Quentin", with Gene and Frog, who try to shield the truth from the lad. On the way, they meet with a young woman who has just run away from the church prior to her wedding along with her little sister. The road to California is full of adventure and fun for the cowboy and his friends.

Cast:

Character: Performer:
Gene Autry Gene Autry
Frog Millhouse Smiley Burnette
Joyce June Storey
Carlos Duncan Renaldo
Patsy Mary Lee
Ronnie Willoughby Clifford Severn, Jr.
Frederick Willoughby Lester Matthews
Buck Smith Ballew
Martin Joseph Crehan
Carter William Ruhl
Pop Wade Boteler
Jenkins Ted Adams
Announcer Wendell Niles
Musical Group The Velascos
Musical Group Jose Eslava's Orchestra
Champion Champion

Songs:

HEADIN' FOR THE WIDE OPEN SPACES Gene Autry, Smiley Burnette
GIVE OUT WITH A SONG Mary Lee
A SONG AT SUNSET Gene Autry, Mary Lee
GAUCHO SERENADE Gene Autry, Cast
WOOING OF KITTY MC FUTY Smiley Burnette
THE SINGING HILLS Gene Autry
KEEP ROLLIN' LAZY LONGHORNS Gene Autry, Mary Lee, Smiley Burnette, Cast
GAUCHO SERENADE Gene Autry, Cast

Crew:

Director Frank McDonald
Associate Producer William Berke
Original Screenplay Betty Burbridge, Bradford Ropes
Production Manager Al Wilson
Photography Reggie Lanning
Film Editor Tony Martinelli
Musical Supervisor Raoul Kraushaar

Watch a Clip from Gaucho Serenade: