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Gaucho Serenade (1940)

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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.

Cast

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 Headmaster
Fred 'Snowflake' Toones
as New York City Pier Worker
Gene Morgan
as Motorcycle Cop #2
Jack Kirk
as Gas Station Attendant
Harry Strang
as Policeman
Hank Worden
as Farmer Driving Jalopy
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 Attendant
Buck Bucko
as Henchman
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