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Film Info

Springtime in the Rockies

1937
Republic Pictures
Production #: 702
60 minutes

Synopsis:
Gene Autry is foreman of the Knight Ranch owned by young, pretty Sandra Knight. He also owns a worthless piece of land adjoining Sandra's known as "Poker Ranch." Sandra, newly graduated in Animal Husbandry, comes out to her ranch (which she has never seen) to raise sheep on a "scientific basis," bringing with her three other pretty classmates. With his pal, Frog Millhouse, Gene makes Sandra believe his worthless "Poker Ranch" is her own Knight Ranch - hoping to discourage her so that she will go back East. However, Sandra stays on. Thorpe, a crooked cattle dealer, tries to buy Sandra's ranch, making her believe she is selling Gene's worthless place when, in reality, she will be selling her own valuable property. Gene discovers the plot and prevents the sale just in time to save Sandra's ranch. Thorpe and his henchmen are brought to justice; the girls remain at the Knight Ranch with Gene installed as permanent foreman.

Cast:

Character: Performer:
Gene Autry Gene Autry
Frog Millhouse Smiley Burnette
Sandra Knight Polly Rowles
Sylvia Parker Ula Love
Peggy Snow Ruth Bacon
Jane Hilton Jane Hunt
Morgan George Chesebro
Briggs Alan Bridge
Tracy Tom London
Jed Thorpe Edward Hearn
Shorty Frankie Marvin
Bub William Hole
Sheriff Edmund Cobb
Harris Fred Burns
Musical Group Jimmy's Saddle Pals
Champion Champion

Songs:

GIVE ME A PONY AND AN OPEN PRAIRIE Gene Autry
WHEN IT'S SPRINGTIME IN THE ROCKIES Gene Autry, Smiley Burnette, Jimmy's Saddle Pals, George Chesebro
VITAMINE D Polly Rowles, Ula Love, Ruth Bacon, Jane Hunt
THE MOON IS RIDING Gene Autry, Polly Rowles, Ula Love, Ruth Bacon, Jane Hunt
SING YOUR SONG COWBOY Jimmy's Saddle Pals
WAY DOWN LOW Smiley Burnette
THERE'LL BE A HAYRIDE WEDDIN' IN JUNE Gene Autry, Polly Rowles, Ula Love, Ruth Bacon, Jane Hunt, Jimmy's Saddle Pals
DOWN IN THE LAND OF ZULU Ula Love, Ruth Bacon, Jane Hunt, Smiley Burnette
BUFFALO GALS Jimmy's Saddle Pals
YOU'RE THE ONLY STAR IN MY BLUE HEAVEN Gene Autry
WHEN IT'S SPRINGTIME IN THE ROCKIES Gene Autry, Smiley Burnette, Jimmy's Saddle Pals

Crew:

Director Joe Kane
Associate Producer Sol C. Siegel
Original Screenplay Gilbert Wright, Betty Burbridge
Photography Ernest Miller
Film Editor Lester Orlebeck
Musical Director Alberto Colombo
Songs Gene Autry, Smiley Burnette, Leon Leonardi, Winston Tharp, Johnny Marvin, Frank Harford

Watch a Clip from Springtime in the Rockies: