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Fun Autry Fact:

When he was a young man, Gene received an offer from a professional baseball team to become a player. Gene turned down the offer because it would have meant a fifty-dollar-a-month pay cut from his telegrapher's job.

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Film Info

The Sagebrush Troubadour

1935
Republic Pictures
Production #: 3568
57 minutes

Synopsis:
Rangers Gene Autry and Frog Millhouse are on their way to solve the murder of old, half-blind Frank Martin when, nearing town, they are forced off the road by a coach, recklessly driven by Joan Martin, the old man's granddaughter. Upon reaching the town, Gene receives several high offers for a swayback horse in his possession, which, with a guitar string, is the only clue to the killer. These offers come from liveryman Hank Polk, Joan's sweetheart Lon Dillon, Martin's lawyer Henry Nolan, and his foster-son John Martin. All know the horse is the key to Martin's lost gold mine. Without letting anyone know who they are, Gene and Frog go to the Martin ranch to play for a dance, placing the horse in a barn with the intention of attracting the killer. The ruse works and Gene saves Joan's life, after tracking the murderer, locating the mine and bringing the slayer to justice.

Cast:

Character: Performer:
Gene Autry Gene Autry
Frog Millhouse Smiley Burnette
Joan Martin Barbara Pepper
Hank Polk Fred Kelsey
John Martin Frank Glendon
Henry Nolan Hooper Atchley
Pablo Julian Rivero
Lon Dillon Denny Meadows
Champion Champion

Songs:

WAY OUT WEST IN TEXAS Gene Autry, Smiley Burnette
ON THE PRAIRIE Gene Autry
END OF THE TRAIL Gene Autry, Smiley Burnette
HURDY GURDY MAN Tommy Gene Fairey
MY PRAYER FOR TONIGHT Cast
LOOKIN' FOR THE LOST CHORD Smiley Burnette
I'D LOVE A HOME IN THE MOUNTAINS Gene Autry, Smiley Burnette
ON THE PRAIRIE Gene Autry

Crew:

Producer Nat Levine
Director Joseph Kane
Supervised by Armand Schaefer
Screenplay Oliver Drake, Joseph Poland
Supervising Editor Joseph H. Lewis
Photography Ernest Miller, Jack Marta
Sound Engineer Terry Kellum
Sound Effects Roy Granville
Film Editor Lester Orlebeck
Songs Gene Autry, Smiley Burnette

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