ROVIN' TUMBLEWEEDS (1939) and MELODY RANCH (1940)
Date / Time:
Saturday, Nov 3, 2012, 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
The Autry in Griffith Park
Museum Admission Rates Apply / Free for Autry Members
Two Gene Autry films are screened on the first Saturday of every month in the Imagination Gallery’s Western Legacy Theater. You can “Vote for Autry,” as this month’s films find Gene Autry running for office. America’s Favorite Singing Cowboy is elected to Congress in Rovin’ Tumbleweeds, and in Melody Ranch he runs for the office of sheriff.
Rovin’ Tumbleweeds (Republic Pictures, 1939)
Rancher Gene Autry takes a job singing on the radio to aid farmers and ranchers whose lands were destroyed by raging floods. His radio popularity propels him into politics and he is elected to Congress. Blaming crooked politicians for the disaster, Gene tries to put through a flood control bill and finds he has a lot to learn.
For more details on the cast and songs in this film, visit the Official Gene Autry website page for Rovin’ Tumbleweeds.
Melody Ranch (Republic Pictures, 1940)
Popular radio entertainer Gene Autry visits his hometown of Torpedo as guest of honor at the town’s Frontier Days Celebration. He encounters the Wildhack brothers, his childhood enemies and now the local gangsters, who beat up Gene and stop his broadcast. Humiliated because life in Hollywood has softened him, Gene decides to stay and clean up the town.
For more details on the cast and songs in this film, visit the Official Gene Autry website page for Melody Ranch.
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Movie poster from Rovin' Tumbleweeds
Gene Autry sings in Rovin' Tumbleweeds
Movie poster from Melody Ranch
Jimmy Durante, Gene Autry and Ann Miller in Melody Ranch
All Gene Autry movie posters, lobby cards, and publicity stills © Autry Qualified Interest Trust and The Autry Foundation.