Rovin' Tumbleweeds (1939)





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The Gene Autry western Rovin' Tumbleweeds has much in common with the previous Roy Rogers vehicle Wall Street Cowboy. Both films concern an honest cowpoke who comes to the Big City and flummoxes the crooked slickers therein. In the Autry film, the hero arrives in Washington (a la "Mr. Smith"), hoping to secure government aid for his flood-plagued constituents. The villain of the piece is political boss Holloway (Douglass Dumbrille), who holds up a flood-control bill so that he can foreclose on the washed-out farmers and thus line his own pockets. Most of the requisite musical numbers are staged in a jerry-built rustic radio station, where Autry and announcer Mary Carlisle are the only staff members.
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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
Gordon Hart
as Fuller
Jack Ingram
as Blake
Sammy McKim
as Eddie
Eddie Kane
as Congressman
Guy Usher
as Craig
Horace Murphy
as Jailer
David Sharpe
as Second Rodeo Reporter - Dark Jacket
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 Blockade Boss
Fred Burns
as Rancher That Warns Gene
Edward Cassidy
as Sheriff
Forrest Taylor
as Casey - a Migrant
Tom Chatterton
as Speaker of the House
Crauford Kent
as Hutton
Maurice Costello
as Ways and Means Committee Member
Charles K. French
as Ways and Means Committee Member
Lee Shumway
as Congressman
Bud Osborne
as Man Who Announces Jobs
Harry Semels
as Vendor
Chuck Morrison
as Man at Packing Plant
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There is a different twist on the Gene Autry oater, he goes into politics. A few good songs help. Short and always interesting. Very enjoyable.

James Higgins
James Higgins

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