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Film Info

Rancho Grande

1940
Republic Pictures
Production #: 909
68 minutes

Synopsis:
Kay and Tom Dodge, two madcap youngsters, inherit the mortgage encumbered Rancho Grande and, with their younger sister Patsy, go West to take charge. Foreman Gene Autry, guardian of the Dodge property, dreads their arrival as he has his hands full trying to save the ranch, which was mortgaged in order to secure funds for a dam. If the dam is not completed by the specified date, the Citrus Valley Association, holders of the mortgage, will foreclose and all the Dodge holdings will be lost. Tom and Kay openly defy Gene, incited by the family lawyer who is secretly a heavy stockholder in the Citrus Valley Association. However, Gene finally wins the support of Kay and Tom and manages to fulfill the terms of the Dodge contract despite the many obstacles placed in his way. Rancho Grande is saved and Kay and Tom take on new responsibilities with greater understanding and ability.

Cast:

Character: Performer:
Gene Autry Gene Autry
Frog Millhouse Smiley Burnette
Kay Dodge June Storey
Patsy Dodge Mary Lee
Tom Dodge Dick Hogan
Effie Tinker Ellen E. Lowe
Emory Benson Ferris Taylor
Jose Joseph De Stefani
Tex Roscoe Ates
Travis Rex Lease
Susan Putnam Ann Baldwin
Musical Group The Pals of the Golden West
Musical Group Brewer Kids
Musical Group The Boys' Choir of Saint Joseph's School
Champion Champion

Songs:

ALLA EN EL RANCHO GRANDE Studio Singers
ALLA EN EL RANCHO GRANDE Gene Autry, Brewer Kids, Smiley Burnette
WHISTLE Mary Lee, The Pals of the Golden West
ALLA EN EL RANCHO GRANDE Gene Autry, Smiley Burnette, Mary Lee, The Pals of the Golden West, Cast
DUDE RANCH COWHANDS Gene Autry, Smiley Burnette, The Pals of the Golden West
SWING OF THE RANGE Mary Lee
THERE'LL NEVER BE ANOTHER PAL LIKE YOU Gene Autry, Smiley Burnette
AVE MARIA The Boys' Choir of Saint Joseph's School
I DON'T BELONG TO YOUR WORLD Gene Autry
YOU CAN TAKE THE BOY OUT OF THE COUNTRY Smiley Burnette
SWING OF THE RANGE Mary Lee
OH! SUSANNA Extras
ALLA EN EL RANCHO GRANDE Gene Autry, Smiley Burnette, Mary Lee, The Pals of the Golden West, Cast

Crew:

Director Frank McDonald
Associate Producer William Berke
Screenplay Bradford Ropes, Betty Burbridge, Peter Milne
Original Story Peter Milne, Connie Lee
Production Manager Al Wilson
Photography William Nobles
Film Editor Tony Martinelli
Musical Supervisor Raoul Kraushaar

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