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Sagebrush Troubadour (1935)

Ranger Gene and sidekick Frog trail a murderer, with time out for lots of songs.


Joseph Kane


Oliver Drake (screen play), Joseph F. Poland (screen play) (as Joseph Poland) | 1 more credit »

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Complete credited cast:
Gene Autry ... Gene Autry
Barbara Pepper ... Joan Martin
Smiley Burnette ... Frog Millhouse
Champion ... Champ
Fred Kelsey ... Hank Polk
J. Frank Glendon ... John Martin (as Frank Glendon)
Hooper Atchley ... Henry Nolan
Julian Rivero ... Pablo
Dennis Moore ... Lon Dillon (as Denny Meadows)


Before he was murdered Grandpa Martin found a gold mine. He failed to record it and now everyone is looking for Martin's old horse that can lead them to it. When Autry arrives to investigate, he is accused of the murder and finds the Sheriff after him. Written by Maurice VanAuken <mvanauken@a1access.net>

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Release Date:

2 December 1935 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Os Trovadores See more »

Filming Locations:

Kernville, California, USA

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Production Co:

Republic Pictures (I) See more »
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Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Did You Know?


The film was hurriedly completed for showing at an exhibitor's convention in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, held during the week of 12 November 1935. See more »


Remade as The Blocked Trail (1943) See more »


Lookin' for the Lost Chord
(1935) (uncredited)
Music and Lyrics by Smiley Burnette
Performed by Smiley Burnette
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Fun early Gene Autry Film .......
6 June 2006 | by revdrcacSee all my reviews

This Gene Autry film from 1935 features all the elements that helped make the Oklahoma crooner a superstar. The film features action, the usual Autry cowpoke songs and several hilarious bits by Smiley "Frog" Burnette.

Gene, astride Champion (The World's Wonder Horse) , takes on a few greedy villains, warbles a few cowboy songs and saves the day in this one-hour movie that thrilled fans of yesterday & today.......

Gene Autry was able to take his modest talents and create a new film and musical genre that dominated the screen for decades. This film is a fun example of Gene and company in the early days of the Singing Cowboy. Enjoy!

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