Down Mexico Way (1941)





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Like 1940's Melody Ranch, the 1941 Gene Autry vehicle Down Mexico Way was designed as a "special", to be promoted separately from Autry's regular B-western series as an A-picture attraction. The story gets under way when a pair of con artists, Gibson (Sidney Blackmer) and Allen (Joe Sawyer), breeze into the town of Sage City claiming to be movie producers. The two scoundrels promise to film a movie in the little burg on the condition that the townsfolk pony up the necessary production fees. When Gene Autry and his sidekick Frog (Smiley Burnette) catch up with Gibson and Allen, the two huckster head across the border into Mexico-a big mistake, since reformed bandit Pancho Grande (Harold Huber) and his amigos don't cotton to being swindled. In addition to the expected musical interludes from Gene Autry, Down Mexico Way includes several Latino numbers, courtesy of the Herrera Sisters.
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Gene Autry
as Gene Autry
Fay McKenzie
as Maria Elena Alvarado
Harold Huber
as Pancho Grande
Joe Sawyer
as Allen
Andrew Tombes
as Mayor Tubbs
Arthur Loft
as Gerard
Paul Fix
as Davis
Julian Rivero
as Don Alvarado
Ruth Robinson
as Mercedes
Thornton Edwards
as Capt. Rodriguez
Eddie Dean
as Barbeque Guest
Esther Estrella
as Flower Girl
Sam Appel
as Train Conductor
Helen MacKellar
as Miss Abby
Jose Manero
as Dancer
Reed Howes
as Henchman
Hank Bell
as Barbeque Guest
Fred Burns
as Barbeque Guest
Al Haskell
as Pancho Rider
Jack O'Shea
as Truck Passenger
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Critic Reviews for Down Mexico Way

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Republic responded to FDR's request to make a pic in a neighboring South of the Border country, as part of the administration's Good Neighbor Policy.

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Audience Reviews for Down Mexico Way


Like Gaucho Serenade this is a road trip flick to Mexico, and the actor playing Pancho almost steals the movie. Better music, Autry looks stoned singing Ai-yi-yi in his laid back country style and the white actors in "mexican" face paint seems extremely odd (reminded me of the actors playing Klingons on the 1960's Star Trek) but the story is a lot of fun and keeps the family entertained.

Bobby Diablo
Bobby Diablo

In RT database twice for some reason, this one with the year incorrect. Gene Autry with a Mexican twist, it is different than most of his films, not necessarily better, it is still pretty routine. Some good songs and at least it’s a change of pace for him.

James Higgins
James Higgins

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