The Old Barn Dance (1938)

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Autry and his buddies have a horse selling business which is threatened by a tractor company which claims horses are out of date.


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  • Gene Autry, Smiley Burnette, Maple City Four, Art Janes, Al Rice, Fritz Meissner, and Pat Petterson in The Old Barn Dance (1938)
  • Gene Autry, Ivan Miller, and Walt Shrum and His Colorado Hillbillies in The Old Barn Dance (1938)
  • Gene Autry, Smiley Burnette, and Joan Valerie in The Old Barn Dance (1938)
  • Gene Autry, Smiley Burnette, Sammy McKim, and Joan Valerie in The Old Barn Dance (1938)

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30 October 2015 | HarlowMGM
Not Enough Dancing - or Singing - in The Barn
Slight Gene Autry vehicle will be a disappointment to those hoping by the time it's a full-fledged country-western musical along the lines of similar "b" movies from the period. Gene stars as a cowboy who sells wild horses in auctions with his group from town to town, singing and entertaining the crowds to get their attention. A young woman whose father owns a small town radio station tries to hire him to help out her failing station as a tractor seller wants an act for him to purchase radio time. Gene is not interested, given tractors are competition for his horses, but the girl tricks Roy into signing a contract just to appear on the radio but not letting him know his slot is sponsored by the tractor salesman. Of course the tractor salesman is also a crooked sort who signs the locals to contracts they can't make payments for and the locals blame Gene (WTH?) and go to whup him, of course they can't but good guy Gene tries to right the wrong done in his name.

Gene has some good western numbers but this is a kind of silly story and the leading lady's actions seem as mercenary as the bad guy. The ending is surprising violent with at least one corpse and in Gene's action scenes toward the end are rather brazenly done by a stuntman who scarcely resembles him.

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Action | Music | Romance | Western

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