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Film Info

Ride, Tenderfoot, Ride

1940
Republic Pictures
Production #: 907
65 minutes

Synopsis:
Gene Autry inherits the Belmont Packing Company and assumes active management, with his pal Frog Millhouse, even though he has no interest in an "office job." Meanwhile, rival company Randolph Packing plots to force Gene to sell so that it may take over valuable distribution contracts. Owner Ann Randolph invites Gene to her house for a party and convinces him to sell, but Ann's younger sister Patsy, who earlier posed as Gene's wife, learns that Gene is being duped and warns him. When Gene finds out that Randolph will fire hundreds of Belmont employees, he retrieves the sales contract and runs the company in open competition to Randolph. Ann uses her womanly wiles to take business from Gene, which he tries to recover by using old-time rally methods, including parades and bands. Things escalate when Donald Gregory, unscrupulous manager of Randolph, sabotages Belmont Packing by stampeding Gene's cattle and flooding their grazing valley. Soon Gene and Frog expose this plot, indicting Gregory and clearing Ann of all blame.

Cast:

Character: Performer:
Gene Autry Gene Autry
Frog Millhouse Smiley Burnette
Ann Randolph June Storey
Patsy Randolph Mary Lee
Donald Gregory Warren Hull
Henry Walker Forbes Murray
Martin Joe McGuinn
The Haberdasher Joe Frisco
Miss Spencer Isobel Randolph
The Butler Herbert Clifton
Stewardess Mildred Shay
The Sheriff Si Jenks
Singer Cindy Walker
Musical Group The Pacemakers
Champion Champion

Songs:

WHEN THE WORK'S ALL DONE THIS FALL Gene Autry
ELEVEN MORE MONTHS AND TEN MORE DAYS Gene Autry, Smiley Burnette
RIDE, TENDERFOOT, RIDE Mary Lee
THE WOODPECKER SONG Gene Autry, Mary Lee
THAT WAS ME BY THE SEA Smiley Burnette
RIDE, TENDERFOOT, RIDE Gene Autry, Mary Lee, June Storey
RIDE, TENDERFOOT, RIDE Mary Lee
LEANIN' ON THE OLE TOP RAIL Gene Autry
OH! OH! OH! Cindy Walker, Mary Lee, Extras
ON THE RANGE Gene Autry, Extras

Crew:

Director Frank McDonald
Associate Producer William Berke
Screenplay Winston Miller
Original Story Betty Burbridge, Connie Lee
Production Manager Al Wilson
Photography Jack Marta
Film Editor Lester Orlebeck
Musical Supervisor Raoul Kraushaar

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