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


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Trivia

Just 16 months after this film was released, Roy Rogers, who appeared here as one of the Sons of the Pioneers, would star in his first feature Under Western Stars (1938). 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 Cowboy Legends: 50 Movie MegaPack (2016) See more »

Soundtracks

In the Heart of the West
(uncredited)
Written by Fleming Allen and Oliver Drake
Played by Gene Autry on guitar
Sung by Gene Autry and Irene Manning in the saloon
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Early Autry Programmer
29 October 2013 | by dougdoepkeSee all my reviews

I wonder what theatergoers in 1936 thought when they expected cowboys and instead were greeted in the opening scenes by an urban nightclub. Good thing action soon transfers to cowboy country. Eleanor (Manning) is on the run after witnessing a murder in the city, and now fortunately she has Sheriff Gene looking after her. But there are baddies in cowboy country too. So Gene ends up battling two gangs instead of the usual one.

This is a very early Autry western, before, for example, Frog (Burnette) settled into his clownish comedy relief. Here he plays a deputy in fairly straightforward fashion. It's weird, however, seeing cowboys alongside the old-timey four-wheel flivvers. Nothing special about the 60-minutes. Just a pretty good mix of action and song. Still, I wish it were a better selection of tunes since the Sons Of The Pioneers are on hand to vocalize along with Gene. Also look fast for Roy Rogers as a cowboy henchman, along with Lon Chaney Jr. in a sizable baddie role before he became the definitive Wolf Man (1941). All in all, it's a decent Autry programmer with some interesting features of its own.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 December 1936 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

No Velho Rancho See more »

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Production Co:

Republic Pictures (I) See more »
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(edited) | (original)

Sound Mix:

Mono | Mono (RCA Victor High Fidelity Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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