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Rovin' Tumbleweeds (1939)

Rovin' Tumbleweeds





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While James Stewart was filibustering from his senator's pulpit in Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (1939), Gene Autry battled congressional bureaucracy in Rovin' Tumbleweeds, which barely could call itself a Western. Gene runs for a congressional seat in order to pass a flood control bill that would save a group of dispossessed ranchers and farmers, the victims of a disastrous storm. But once elected, the hero's best efforts are thwarted by greedy meat packing plant owner Holloway (Douglas Dumbrille), who lobbies against him. With another storm brewing and Autry's only political ally, Senator Nolan (William Farnum), killed in a car accident, all hope seems gone. But when Gene rallies his troops in a climactic battle, even Holloway catches the community spirit and the valley is saved. Taking time out from fighting both political corruption and the elements, Gene, Smiley Burnette, and the Pals of the Golden West perform "Paradise in the Moonlight," "Ole Peaceful River," "Rovin' Tumbleweeds," and other favorite selections. Rovin' Tumbleweeds has been restored to its original length by Gene Autry Entertainment.more
Rating: Unrated
Genre: Western
Directed By:
Written By: Betty Burbridge, Dorrell McGowan, Stuart E. McGowan
On DVD: Mar 25, 2003


Gene Autry
as Gene Autry
Smiley Burnette
as Frog Milhouse
Mary Carlisle
as Mary Ford
Douglass Dumbrille
as Stephen Holloway
Lee "Lasses" White
as Storekeeper
Ralph Peters
as Satchel
Eddie Kane
as Congressman
Guy Usher
as Craig
David Sharpe
as Second Rodeo Reporte...
Jack Kirk
as Jailbird
Rose Plummer
as Rancher's Wife
Bob Burns
as Migrant
Art Mix
as Brawler
Horace B. Carpenter
as Radio Listener
Frank Ellis
as Beefy - Angry Pal of...
Fred Burns
as Rancher That Warns G...
Forrest Taylor
as Casey - a Migrant
Tom Chatterton
as Speaker of the House
Maurice Costello
as Ways and Means Commi...
Charles K. French
as Ways and Means Commi...
Lee Shumway
as Congressman
Bud Osborne
as Man Who Announces Jo...
Chuck Morrison
as Man at Packing Plant
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