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The Old Corral (1936)

As the sheriff of a small western town, Autry sings his way into a relationship with Eleanor, a singer from a Chicago nightclub who earlier witnessed a murder.

Director:

Joseph Kane

Writers:

Bernard McConville (story), Sherman L. Lowe (screenplay) (as Sherman Lowe) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Gene Autry ... Sheriff Gene Autry
Smiley Burnette ... Deputy Frog Millhouse
Irene Manning ... Eleanor Spencer - aka Jane Edwards (as Hope Manning)
Sons of the Pioneers ... O'Keefe Brothers
Champion ... Champ - Gene's Horse
Cornelius Keefe ... Martin Simms
Lon Chaney Jr. ... Garland - Simms' Partner
John Bradford ... Mike Scarlotti
Milburn Morante ... Clem Snodgrass
Abe Lefton Abe Lefton ... Abe - Rodeo Announcer
Merrill McCormick Merrill McCormick ... Joe - Scarlotti Henchman
Charles Sullivan Charles Sullivan ... Frank - Scarlotti Henchman
Buddy Roosevelt ... Tony - Scarlotti Driver
Lynton Brent ... Dunn - Dealer
Frankie Marvin ... Wife-Beating Prisoner
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Storyline

As the sheriff of a small western town, Autry sings his way into a relationship with Eleanor, a singer from a Chicago nightclub who earlier witnessed a murder. Written by Ed Stephan <stephan@cc.wwu.edu>

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Taglines:

AN EASTERN GANG MEETS A WESTERN SHERIFF (original ad - all caps)


Certificate:

Passed | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 December 1936 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

No Velho Rancho See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Republic Pictures (I) See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(edited) | (original)

Sound Mix:

Mono | Mono (RCA Victor High Fidelity Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Roy Rogers appears in this Gene Autry feature as one of the Sons of the Pioneers singing group. Better yet, he gets into a fight with Gene, which Gene wins, and then Roy yodels. Gene prophetically replies, "Keep singin'". See more »

Quotes

Sheriff Gene Autry: We're going out to arrest the O'Keefes for highway robbery.
Deputy Frog: Oh, don't kid me. They couldn't even find the highway.
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Connections

Featured in Gene Autry: White Hat, Silver Screen (2007) See more »

Soundtracks

The Old Corral
(uncredited)
Written by Fleming Allen and Oliver Drake
Sung by Gene Autry while riding in wagon
Reprised by Gene Autry on a record at the end
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Gene Autry, Roy Rogers and . . .Lon Chaney?
19 April 2003 | by reptilicusSee all my reviews

Only a year after starring in the action serial THE PHANTOM EMPIRE, Gene Autry was already a singing cowboy star. In this film he costars with sidekick Smiley Burnette and a young Roy Rogers, who does not get individual billing but is grouped along with the Sons of the Pioneers. A highpoint of this film is Good Guy Gene ordering Bad Guy Roy to yodel at gunpoint! Also in the movie is a young (29) Lon Chaney as the manager of a gambling hall who shows a very wide yellow streak when some big city gangsters decide to muscle in. Don't worry, Gene and Smiley will save the day and have time to sing a few songs too.


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