Gold Mine in the Sky
Gold Mine in the Sky is a 1938 Western film directed by Joseph Kane and starring Gene Autry, Smiley Burnette, and Carol Hughes. Based on a story by Betty Burbridge, the film is about a singing cowboy and ranch foreman who, as executor of the owner's will, must see that the daughter and heiress does not marry without his approval.
|Gold Mine in the Sky|
Theatrical release poster
|Directed by||Joseph Kane|
|Produced by||Charles E. Ford (associate)|
|Story by||Betty Burbridge|
|Music by||Alberto Colombo|
|Distributed by||Republic Pictures|
Gene Autry plays a singing ranch foreman who, as executor of the will of the property's owner, must ensure that Cody, the daughter/heiress (played by Hughes) doesn't marry without his approval. Cody wishes to marry Larry Cummings (Craig Reynolds), but Gene refuses, prompting Cummings to attempt to have Gene killed. When this fails, Cummings then demands money so Cody stages a fake kidnapping to raise the funds. However, her plan backfires after Cummings learns about it and turns it into a real kidnaping.
- Gene Autry as Gene Autry
- Smiley Burnette as Frog
- Carol Hughes as Cody Langham
- J.L. Franks' Golden West Cowboys as Musicians and Cowhands
- Craig Reynolds as Larry Cummings
- Helen Ainsworth as Jane Crocker
- LeRoy Mason as Red Kuzak
- Frankie Marvin as Cowhand Joe
- Robert Homans as 'Lucky' Langham
- Eddie Cherkose as Sykes
- Ben Corbett as Spud Grogan
- Milburn Morante as Mugsy Malone
- Jim Corey as Henchman Chet
- George Guhl as Constable Cy
- Maudie Prickett as customer (uncredited)
- The Stafford Sisters as The Levinsky Trio
- Champion as Gene's Horse (uncredited)
- "There's A Gold Mine in the Sky" (Charles Kenny, Nick Kenny) by Gene Autry and Cowhands
- "Hummin' When We're Comin' Round the Bend" (Eddie Cherkose, Alberto Colombo) by Gene Autry, Smiley Burnette, Fred 'Snowflake' Toones, Jack Kirk and Cowhands
- "There's No Place Like Home (Home, Sweet Home)" (H.R. Bishop, John Howard Payne) by Smiley Burnette (a cappella) and Helen Ainsworth (whistling)
- "That's How Donkeys Were Born" (Eddie Cherkose, Smiley Burnette) by Smiley Burnette, Frankie Marvin, and J.L. Franks' Golden West Cowboys
- "Frühlingslied (Spring Song) Op.62 #6" (Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy) by The Stafford Sisters
- "Dude Ranch Cowhands" (Gene Autry, Fred Rose, Johnny Marvin) by Gene Autry, Smiley Burnette, The Stafford Sisters, and J.L. Franks' Golden West Cowboys
- "I'd Love to Call You My Sweetheart" (Joe Goodwin, Larry Shay, Paul Ash) by Gene Autry
- "Hike Yaa Move Along" (Smiley Burnette) by Gene Autry, Smiley Burnette, and Cowhands
- "Tumbleweed Tenor" (Eddie Cherkose, Smiley Burnette) by Smiley Burnette, Frankie Marvin, and J.L. Franks' Golden West Cowboys
- "As Long as I Have My Horse" (Gene Autry, Fred Rose, Johnny Marvin) by Gene Autry
- Magers, p. 109.
- Magers, pp. 109–110.
- George-Warren, Holly (2007). Public Cowboy no. 1: The Life and Times of Gene Autry. New York: Oxford University Press. ISBN 978-0195177466.
- Green, Douglas B. (2002). Singing in the Saddle: The History of the Singing Cowboy. Nashville: Vanderbilt University Press. ISBN 978-0826514127.
- Magers, Boyd (2007). Gene Autry Westerns. Madison, NC: Empire Publishing, Inc. ISBN 978-0944019498.
- Gold Mine in the Sky on IMDb
- Gold Mine in the Sky at the TCM Movie Database
- Gold Mine in the Sky at AllMovie