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Film Info

Ridin' on a Rainbow

1941
Republic Pictures
Production #: 1001
75 minutes

Synopsis:
Assisting in the search for murderous bank robbers, rancher Gene Autry goes undercover as a showboat entertainer to capture the crooks and recover the money. Gene befriends the young singer, Patsy, who is key to the investigation.

Gene's performance of "Be Honest With Me" was nominated for the ACADEMY AWARD® for Best Song of 1941.

Cast:

Character: Performer:
Gene Autry Gene Autry
Frog Millhouse Smiley Burnette
Patsy Evans Mary Lee
Sally Bartlett Carol Adams
Captain Bartlett Ferris Taylor
Maria Bartlett Georgia Caine
Matt Evans Byron Foulger
Blake Ralf Harolde
Frisco Jimmy Conlin
Sheriff Guy Usher
Morrison Anthony Warde
Jeff Billings Forrest Taylor
Eben Carter Burr Caruth
Champion Champion

Songs:

HUNKY DUNKY DORY Gene Autry, Smiley Burnette, Extras
SING A SONG OF LAUGHTER Mary Lee, Extras
WHAT'S YOUR FAVORITE HOLIDAY Mary Lee, Extras
BE HONEST WITH ME Gene Autry
STEAMBOAT BILL Gene Autry, Smiley Burnette
RIDIN' ON A RAINBOW Gene Autry
CARRY ME BACK TO THE LONE PRAIRIE Gene Autry, Mary Lee
I'M THE ONLY LONELY ONE Mary Lee
RIDIN' ON A RAINBOW Gene Autry, Cast

Crew:

Director Lew Landers
Associate Producer Harry Grey
Screenplay Bradford Ropes, Doris Malloy
Original Story Bradford Ropes
Production Manager Al Wilson
Photography William Nobles
Film Editor Tony Martinelli
Musical Supervisor Raoul Kraushaar
Special Music and Lyrics Jules Styne, Sol Meyer
Song: RIDIN' ON A RAINBOW Don George, Jean Herbert, Teddy Hall

Watch a Clip from Ridin' on a Rainbow: