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Gaucho Serenade (1940)

Gaucho Serenade





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Gaucho Serenade, a Gene Autry vehicle, is not so much a western with music as a musical with a just a pinch of the sagebrush. Autry ambles into a frontier town, sings several songs to leading lady June Storey, gets involved with local intrigues involving a trouble-ridden ranch, and doesn't mount a horse until reel five. Then he doesn't punch anyone until reel six. And then, no gun is fired until ten minutes before the fadeout. Contemporary critics had a heap of fun complaining about what didn't happen in Gene Autry's westerns. Republic Studios didn't care, so long as the patrons plunked down their money--which they did for Gaucho Serenade and all the rest of Autry's 1940 releases.more
Rating: Unrated
Genre: Western
Directed By:
Written By: Bradford Ropes, Betty Burbridge
On DVD: Mar 2, 1999


Mary Lee
as Patsy
Lester Matthews
as Alfred Willoughby
Smith Ballew
as Buck Benson
Wade Boteler
as Rancher
Ted Adams
as Jenkins
Wendell Niles
as Radio Announcer
Fred Burns
as Cowhand
Edward Cassidy
as Customs Officer
Joe Dominguez
as Mexican Vaquero
Olaf Hytten
as Norton School Headma...
Fred 'Snowflake' Too...
as New York City Pier W...
Gene Morgan
as Motorcycle Cop #2
Jack Kirk
as Gas Station Attendan...
Harry Strang
as Policeman
Hank Worden
as Farmer Driving Jalop...
Kernan Cripps
as Police Radioman
Jim Corey
as Henchman on Train
Tom London
as Sheriff Tom Olson
Walter Miller
as George Blake
Frankie Marvin
as Gas Station Attendan...
Buck Bucko
as Henchman
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This one was really good. With a wacky plot, good supporting actors and a road trip story taht allowed the characters to chew up and sing thier way across America, the film even borrows heavily from the 1930's WB gangster craze as Gene and his troop have to fight off gangsters. A lot of fun and definetely one of the better films.


6.5/10. Very entertaining western, good songs, a fun plot and the cast is quite good. Short and sweet, with appreciated doses of humor.

James Higgins

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