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Fun Autry Fact:

When the famous "Hollywood" sign fell into disrepair in 1978, various entertainers agreed to buy a letter for $27,777.77. Gene bought the first "L."

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Film Info

Mexicali Rose

1939
Republic Pictures
Production #: 801
59 minutes

Synopsis:
Hired as a radio singer, Gene Autry soon discovers the show's sponsor is a crooked oil company cheating, among others, an orphanage on the Mexican border. With the aid of a music-loving bandit, Gene and Smiley Burnette ride to the rescue.

Cast:

Character: Performer:
Gene Autry Gene Autry
Frog Millhouse Smiley Burnette
Valdez Noah Beery
Anita Lorado Luna Walters
Padre Dominic William Farnum
Carruthers William Royle
Blythe LeRoy Mason
Tommy Wally Albright
Chalita Kathryn Frye
McElroy Roy Barcroft
Manuel Dick Botiller
Hollister Vic Demovielle
Brown John Beach
Alcalde Henry Otho
Champion Champion

Songs:

MEXICALI ROSE Gene Autry
MEXICALI ROSE Gene Autry
ROBIN HOOD Gene Autry
CHIAPANECAS Instrumental
YOU'RE THE ONLY STAR IN MY BLUE HEAVEN Gene Autry
MY ORCHESTRA'S DRIVING ME BATTY Smiley Burnette
RANCHO GRANDE Gene Autry, Noah Beery, Extras
MEXICALI ROSE Studio Singers

Crew:

Director George Sherman
Associate Producer Harry Grey
Screenplay Gerald Geraghty
Original Story Luci Ward, Connie Lee
Production Manager Al Wilson
Photography William Nobles
Film Editor Tony Martinelli
Musical Supervisor Raoul Kraushaar

Watch a Clip from Mexicali Rose: