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Guns and Guitars (1936)

After being framed for murdering the sheriff, Gene proves his innocence, then gets elected sheriff to go after the baddie who framed him.

Director:

Joseph Kane

Writers:

Dorrell McGowan (original story and screen play), Stuart E. McGowan (original story and screen play) (as Stuart McGowan)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Gene Autry ... Gene Autry
Smiley Burnette ... Frog Millhouse
Dorothy Dix ... Marjorie Miller
Earle Hodgins ... Dr. Parker (as Earl Hodgins)
J.P. McGowan ... Dave Morgan
Champion ... Gene's Horse
Tom London ... Henchman Connor
Charles King ... Henchman Sam
Frankie Marvin ... Shorty
Eugene Jackson Eugene Jackson ... Eightball
Jack Rockwell ... Sheriff Miller
Ken Cooper ... Deputy Clark
Tracy Layne Tracy Layne ... Henchman Ed
Wes Warner Wes Warner ... Henchman Al
Jack Kirk ... Cowhand Dan
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Storyline

Gene joins in the fight against Morgan and his men who are trying to run infected cattle to the railroad. When Morgan's man shoots the Sheriff, Gene runs in the election to replace him. Morgan accuses Gene of the murder but Gene wins anyway and it's not long before he gets the chance to nab Morgan and his gang. Written by Maurice VanAuken <mvanauken@a1access.net>

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BLAZING ACTION WITH BULLETS-BALLOTS-AND BALLADS! (original poster-all caps) See more »


Certificate:

Passed | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 June 1936 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Violões e Pistolões See more »

Filming Locations:

Garner Valley, California, USA

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Production Co:

Republic Pictures (I) See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(copyright length) (2003 restoration) | (edited)

Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA 'High Fidelity' Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Dreamy Valley
(uncredited)
Written by Oliver Drake and Harry Grey
Performed by Gene Autry (vocal and guitar)
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One Of Gene Autry's Best
18 September 2004 | by Burrellfan1See all my reviews

Although Guns and Guitars was of Gene Autry's earliest movies, it was also one of his best. This film laid the groundwork for how most of his movies were scripted. A combination of fists, gun play, and smarts were used to foil the villain. Unlike some of Autry's other movies, this one did not have any "idiot sidekick" moments. Smiley Burnette did have some humorous moments in the film, but nothing over the top. J.P. McGowan played a great villain as Morgan. Too bad, these two enormous talents, McGowan and Autry, didn't work together more often. The only negative for this movie was the bad editing in the main fight scene. Morgan amazingly goes from losing his hat to having it back on again and then surrendering to Autry with no gloves on and then having handcuffs put on him with his gloves back on again. Definitely, a must see.


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