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Film Info

Gold Mine in the Sky

1938
Republic Pictures
Production #: 708
60 minutes

Synopsis:
Cody Langham, an eastern girl, attempts to run a ranch left to her by her father, who, knowing his daughter, appoints foreman Gene Autry as administrator of his will. She wants to sell the ranch, but Gene refuses to give his consent, so she sends for Larry Cummings, a cattle broker with few scruples. Gene has agreed to turn over the ranch to Cody when she marries a man who meets with his approval; therefore, Cody plans to marry Larry. Gene refuses his consent. Larry, discovering the value of the property, plans to get rid of Gene and sends to Chicago for racketeers. A fake cattle rustling raid, kidnappings and attempted murder all decoy Gene into many serious situations but he manages to battle his way out with the help of his sidekick, Frog Millhouse. Together, they outwit the racketeers, expose Larry, and bring Cody to her senses, clearing the trail for happiness ahead.

Cast:

Character: Performer:
Gene Autry Gene Autry
Frog Millhouse Smiley Burnette
Cody Langham Carol Hughes
Larry Cummings Craig Reynolds
Jane Crocker Cupid Ainsworth
Sykes Le Roy Mason
Joe Frankie Marvin
"Lucky" Langham Robert Homans
Kuzak Eddie Cherkose
Spud Grogan Ben Corbett
Mugsy Malone Milburn Morante
Chet Jim Corey
Cy Wheeler George Guhl
Stafford Sisters Stafford Sisters
Gene's Gang J.L. Frank's Golden West Cowboys
Champion Champion

Songs:

HUMMIN' WHEN WE'RE COMING ROUND THE BEND Gene Autry, Smiley Burnette, Extras
THERE'S A GOLD-MINE IN THE SKY Gene Autry, Extras
THAT'S HOW DONKEYS WERE BORN Smiley Burnette, Frankie Marvin, J.L. Frank's Golden West Cowboys
SPRING SONG Instrumental
DUDE RANCH COWHANDS Gene Autry, Smiley Burnette, Stafford Sisters, J.L. Frank's Golden West Cowboys
THERE'S A GOLD-MINE IN THE SKY Instrumental
I'D LOVE TO CALL YOU MY SWEETHEART Gene Autry
HIKE YAA Gene Autry, Smiley Burnette, Extras
I'M A TUMBLEWEED TENOR Smiley Burnette, Frankie Marvin, J.L. Frank's Golden West Cowboys
AS LONG AS I HAVE MY HORSE Gene Autry
THERE'S A GOLD-MINE IN THE SKY Gene Autry, Extras

Crew:

Director Joe Kane
Associate Producer Charles E. Ford
Screenplay Betty Burbridge, Jack Natteford
Original Story Betty Burbridge
Musical Score Alberto Colombo
Production Manager Al Wilson
Unit Manager Arthur Siteman
Photography William Nobles
Film Editor Lester Orlebeck
Song: THERE'S A GOLD MINE IN THE SKY Charles and Nick Kenny
Songs: DUDE RANCH COWHANDS and AS LONG AS I HAVE MY HORSE Gene Autry, Johnny Marvin, Fred Rose