The Man from Music Mountain (1938 film)

Man from Music Mountain is a 1938 American Western film directed by Joseph Kane and starring Gene Autry, Smiley Burnette, and Carol Hughes. Written by Betty Burbridge and Luci Ward, based on a story by Bernard McConville, the film is about a singing cowboy who fights corrupt land developers who try to cheat honest ranchers who are unaware of the gold lying beneath their land.[2]

Man from Music Mountain
Theatrical release poster
Directed byJoseph Kane
Produced byCharles E. Ford (associate)
Screenplay by
Story byBernard McConville
Starring
CinematographyJack A. Marta
Edited byLester Orlebeck
Production
company
Distributed byRepublic Pictures
Release date
  • August 15, 1938 (1938-08-15) (U.S.)
Running time
58 minutes[1]
CountryUnited States
LanguageEnglish

Cast

  • Gene Autry as Gene Autry
  • Smiley Burnette as Frog Millhouse
  • Carol Hughes as Helen Foster
  • Sally Payne as Patsy
  • Ivan Miller as John Scanlon
  • Ed Cassidy as William Brady
  • Lew Kelly as Bowdie Bill
  • Howard Chase as Abbott
  • Al Terr as Buddy Harmon
  • Frankie Marvin as Larry Higgins
  • Earl Dwire as Lew Martin
  • Lloyd Ingraham as George Harmon
  • Lillian Drew as Mrs. Chris
  • Al Taylor as Henchman Hank
  • Joe Yrigoyen as Henchman Pete
  • Polly Jenkins and Her Plowboys as a Musical Group
  • Champion as Gene's Horse (uncredited)[1]

Production

Soundtracks

  • "There's a Little Deserted Town on the Prairie" (Gene Autry, Johnny Marvin, Fred Rose) by Gene Autry and Cowboys
  • "The Man from Music Mountain" (Peter Tinturin, Jack Lawrence, Eddie Cherkose) by Gene Autry, Smiley Burnette, and Cowboys
  • "Love, Burning Love" (Gene Autry, Johnny Marvin, Fred Rose) by Smiley Burnette, Frankie Marvin, and an unidentified guitarist
  • "All Nice People" (Smiley Burnette) by Smiley Burnette and an unidentified female quartet
  • "I'm Beginning to Care" (Gene Autry, Johnny Marvin, Fred Rose) by Gene Autry
  • "She Works Third Tub at the Laundry" (Smiley Burnette) by Smiley Burnette and Sally Payne
  • "Untitled Instrumental" by Polly Jenkins and Her Plowboys
  • "Long, Long Ago" (Thomas Haynes Bayley) by Polly Jenkins and Her Plowboys
  • "William Tell Overture" (Gioachino Rossini) by Polly Jenkins and Her Plowboys
  • "Good Bye, Pinto" (Gene Autry, Johnny Marvin, Fred Rose) by Gene Autry and Musicians
  • "She'll Be Coming 'Round the Mountain" (Traditional)[1]

References

Citations
  1. Magers, p. 114.
  2. Magers, pp. 114–115.
Bibliography
  • 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.
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