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Film Info

Round-Up Time in Texas

1937
Republic Pictures
Production #: 602
58 minutes

Synopsis:
After his brother, Tex, wires him about the discovery of a diamond mine in South Africa, Gene Autry decides to help, leaving Texas with an urgently needed shipment of horses. Gene arrives in Dunbar, South Africa, with Frog Millhouse and discovers that Tex is missing, charged with the killing of his partner, Edward Barclay. John Cardigan, sinister owner of the Dunbar saloon, returns a cablegram Gene wired to his brother. Noticing that it has been opened and resealed, Gene decides to watch Cardigan. Gene's suspicions are substantiated when he spots Cardigan's native employee wearing Tex's belt. Cardigan frames Gene and Frog for illicit diamond buying, and then heads for the diamond mine with saloon singer Gwen, who is Barclay's daughter incognito, seeking to find her father's murderer. Gene and Frog elude the police and reach Cardigan's party, but the entire group is captured by savage natives. All but Cardigan and Frog are released, however, because Frog performs magic tricks and teaches the chief's children how to sing. Gene, Gwen, and her English friend Barkey, enter the Valley of Superstition. They find the diamond mine, only to discover Cardigan has escaped the natives and is awaiting them. Gene sees Tex in the mine's chain gang and fights his way free from his cell. Frog then arrives with the Cape police, who released him from his unwilling job as Royal Music teacher. Cardigan meets a just death after a furious fight with Gene.

Cast:

Character: Performer:
Gene Autry Gene Autry
Frog Millhouse Smiley Burnette
Gwen Maxine Doyle
African Children Cabin Kids
John Cardigan Le Roy Mason
Barkey Earle Hodgins
Johnson Dick Wessel
Chief Buddy Williams
Chief's Son Elmer Fain
Namba Cornie Anderson
Shorty Frankie Marvin
Tex Autry Ken Cooper
Champion Champion

Songs:

WHEN THE BLOOM IS ON THE SAGE Gene Autry, Studio Singers
WHEN THE BLOOM IS ON THE SAGE Gene Autry, Smiley Burnette, Extras
OLD CHISHOLM TRAIL Gene Autry, Smiley Burnette
DRINK OLD ENGLAND DRY Maxine Doyle, Extras
UNCLE NOAH'S ARK Gene Autry, Smiley Burnette
PRAIRIE ROSE Gene Autry
JACOB DRINK Extra
AFRICAN CHANT Extra
INDIAN CALL (MOON OF DESIRE) Gene Autry, Extra
VOICE IMPROVISATION Smiley Burnette, Cabin Kids
ON REVIVAL DAY Cabin Kids
CAVEMAN Gene Autry
DINAH Smiley Burnette, Cabin Kids
INDIAN WAILING CHANT Smiley Burnette
WHEN THE BLOOM IS ON THE SAGE Gene Autry, Smiley Burnette, Cabin Kids

Crew:

Producer Nat Levine
Director Joseph Kane
Associate Producer Armand Schaefer
Original Screenplay Oliver Drake
Photography William Nobles
Supervising Editor Murray Seldeen
Film Editor Lester Orlebeck
Musical Supervision Harry Grey
Sound Engineer Harry Jones
Songs Gene Autry, Smiley Burnette, Sam H. Stept, Sidney Mitchell, Ned Washington, Sam Lewis, Joe Young, Harry Akst, Vincent and Howard, Andy Razof

Watch a Clip from Round-Up Time in Texas: