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The Strawberry Roan (1948)

Approved | | Western | 1 August 1948 (USA)
Young Joe is paralyzed as he is bucked by a wild horse, a strawberry roan. Angered, his father, Walt, tries to shoot the horse but is stopped by his foreman, Gene Autry. The roan escapes ... See full summary »

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Cast

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Champ, the Strawberry Roan
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Connie Bailey
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Walt Bailey
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Joe Bailey (as Dick Jones)
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Hank
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Chuck
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Bud Williams
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Steve
Redd Harper ...
Andy
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Storyline

Young Joe is paralyzed as he is bucked by a wild horse, a strawberry roan. Angered, his father, Walt, tries to shoot the horse but is stopped by his foreman, Gene Autry. The roan escapes and Autry, told to leave the ranch by Walt, finds and trains the horse, now named Champ, in hopes that by returning it to Joe it will provide him with the will to overcome his disability. Written by Doug Sederberg <vornoff@sonic.net>

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A great horse story! A great heart story!

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Western

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1 August 1948 (USA)  »

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Almas Indomáveis  »

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(Western Electric Recording)

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(Cinecolor)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Pat Buttram's first movie role. See more »

Quotes

Gene Autry: You know, Joe, I had a horse once that piled into a fence. He healed all right but he never was any use to anybody. The boys said it broke his spirit and might as well shoot him.
Joe Bailey: Why didn't you?
Gene Autry: Well, that would have been a waste. I know he had good stuff and anybody might have thought he just got scared and quit. I've seen horses busted up ten times worse and still come out of it. All he needed was a little time and patience to give him confidence. He turned out to be the best cow pony I've ...
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Connections

Referenced in Hoedown (1950) See more »

Soundtracks

The Angel Song (When the Angels turn the lights on in Heaven)
Written by Gene Austin, Curt Massey and Mary Millard
Sung by Gene Autry
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This one has it all....story, scenery and music.
26 November 2002 | by (USA) – See all my reviews

I am a longtime collector of Gene Autry memorabilia, especially his films. The "Strawberry Roan" has always been my favorite Autry film. I can remember seeing this movie in 1948 as an eight year old boy. I'm sure that seeing this movie in Cinecolor added to my enjoyment of the film. As a boy I was not really into the music but the "horse story" intrigued me and kept my attention.

I searched for over thirty years as a film collector for a 16mm print of this title in color. This past summer my search ended as I purchased a print that was listed on Ebay. So far as I know, this is the only color print in existence.

As a Gene Autry western I rate this film at 4 stars because of the story, scenery, and music. Gene sings some beautiful songs in this one.


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