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Prairie Moon (1938)

Gene takes care of three tough kids sent west from Chicago after their father died and left them a cattle ranch. They help him catch a bunch of rustlers.

Director:

Ralph Staub

Writers:

Betty Burbridge (original screenplay), Stanley Roberts (original screenplay)
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Stars: Gene Autry, Smiley Burnette, Lucile Browne
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Gene Autry ... Gene Autry
Smiley Burnette ... Frog Millhouse
Shirley Deane ... Peggy Shaw
Tommy Ryan ... William Brains Barton
Walter Tetley Walter Tetley ... Clarence Nails Barton
David Gorcey ... Hector Slick Barton
Stanley Andrews ... Frank Welch
William Pawley ... Jim Legs Barton
Warner Richmond ... Mullins
Ray Bennett ... Hartley (as Raphael Bennett)
Tom London ... Henchman Steve
Bud Osborne ... Henchman Pete
Jack Rockwell ... Sheriff
Peter Potter Peter Potter ... Bandleader
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Storyline

The dying outlaw Barton gets Gene to be the guardian of his three boys. The three troublemakers arrive on the Barton ranch from Chicago where they soon uncover Welsh's smuggling operation located there. So Welsh adopts the boys and boots Autry out. Gene counters by bringing three other boys and getting the Judge to declare them to be the real Bartons. Written by Maurice VanAuken <mvanauken@a1access.net>

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Certificate:

Passed | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

7 October 1938 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Drei Lümmel in Texas See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Republic Pictures (I) See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(original) | (edited)

Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA High Fidelity Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Film debut (uncredited) of Dan White. See more »

Quotes

Gene Autry: I'm glad to see you fellas. I'm Gene Autry.
William 'Brains' Barton: So what?
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Connections

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Soundtracks

The West, a Nest, and You
(1922) (uncredited)
Music by Billy Hill
Lyrics by Larry Yoell
Performed by Gene Autry at the barn dance (guitar and vocal), with the attendees joining in
Reprised by Gene Autry, Smiley Burnette, Shirley Deane, Tommy Ryan,
Walter Tetley, and David Gorcey at the end
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A Matter of Taste
22 May 2014 | by dougdoepkeSee all my reviews

An entry like this is largely a matter of taste. If you enjoy tough-talking delinquents like the East Side Kids (popular at the time), then you might enjoy this Autry oater. The juvenile actors do a convincing job as little toughies that Frog fetches from Chicago to take over their dead dad's ranch before the baddies grab it. But most of the screen time is taken up with their hijinks. As a result, there's not much action and very little gunplay maybe because of the kids. Shirley Deane does make appealing eye candy, while it's good to see the great Tom London picking up another payday. Other than the little waterfall cleverly used in the plot and a few rather blandly delivered tunes, there's not much else to note, unless, of course, you like the kids' brand of comedy.


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