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Film Info

The Old Corral

1936
Republic Pictures
Production #: 603
56 minutes

Synopsis:
New York nightclub singer Eleanor Spencer is the only witness to a murder committed by her boss, gangster Mike Scarlotti. She flees, but on her way to Los Angeles, she is recognized by Martin Simms, the racketeering owner of the Blue Moon nightclub in Turquoise City. Though she first refuses, he convinces Eleanor to sing at his club by working on her fear of Scarlotti. Sheriff Gene Autry helps Eleanor with her debut by advising her to change her program of torch songs to a repertoire of western favorites. Simms, expecting a reward from Scarlotti, wires him of Eleanor's whereabouts. When Scarlotti and his gang arrive, Deputy Frog Millhouse recognizes them and warns Gene, who orders Frog and Eleanor to hide. But Scarlotti sees them leave and sets out in pursuit. Gene and the singing O'Keefe brothers, who had earlier been arrested, follow and stampede a herd of steers directly at the gangsters, who were preparing to explode the shack where Frog and Eleanor had taken refuge. The gangsters flee, and all are captured. Gene promises to stay by Eleanor's side forever.

Cast:

Character: Performer:
Gene Autry Gene Autry
Frog Millhouse Smiley Burnette
Eleanor Spencer Hope Manning
O'Keefe Brothers Sons of the Pioneers
Martin Simms Cornelius Keefe
Garland Lon Chaney, Jr.
Mike Scarlotti John Bradford
Clem Snodgrass Milburn Morante
Abe Abe Lefton
Joe Merrill McCormick
Frank Charles Sullivan
Tony Buddy Roosevelt
Dunn Lynton Brent
First Prisoner Frankie Marvin
Oscar and Elmer Oscar and Elmer
Champion Champion

Songs:

OLD CORRAL Gene Autry
FIVE MAN BAND Smiley Burnette
DOWN ALONG THE SLEEPY RIO GRANDE Sons of the Pioneers
HE'S GONE, HE'S GONE UP THE TRAIL Sons of the Pioneers
WITH ALL MY HEART Hope Manning
IN THE HEART OF THE WEST Gene Autry, Hope Manning
MONEY AIN'T NO USE ANYHOW Gene Autry
SILENT TRAILS Sons of the Pioneers
SO LONG OLD PINTO Gene Autry, Sons of the Pioneers
SILENT TRAILS Sons of the Pioneers
OLD CORRAL Gene Autry

Crew:

Director Joseph Kane
Producer Nat Levine
Associate Producer Armand Schaefer
Screenplay Sherman Lowe, Joseph Poland
Original Story Bernard McConville
Photography Edgar Lyons
Supervising Editor Murray Seldeen
Film Editor Lester Orlebeck
Songs Sons of the Pioneers, Fleming Allen, Oliver Drake
Musical Supervision Harry Grey
Sound Engineer Harry Jones

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