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Git Along Little Dogies (1937)

When war breaks out between oilmen and cattle ranchers, Gene sides with the ranchers until he learns that oil will bring a railroad to town.

Director:

Joseph Kane

Writers:

Dorrell McGowan (original screenplay), Stuart E. McGowan (original screenplay) (as Stuart McGowan)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Gene Autry ... Gene Autry
Smiley Burnette ... Frog Millhouse
Judith Allen ... Doris Maxwell
Maple City Four Maple City Four ... Singing Ranch Hands (as The Maple City Four)
Weldon Heyburn ... George Wilkins
William Farnum ... Mr. Maxwell
Willie Fung ... Sing Low
Carleton Young ... Henchman
Will Ahern Will Ahern ... Dancer
Gladys Ahern Gladys Ahern ... Dancer and Singer
The Cabin Kids The Cabin Kids ... Sam Brown's Singing Children
Champion ... Champ - Gene's Horse
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Storyline

Maxwell is trying to bring in an oil well and Wilkens is out to stop him. When his attempted robbery of Maxwell's payroll fails, he tells the ranchers who invested on Autry's advise that the well is dry. But Gene knows there is oil there and with everyone after him he heads for the well to try and bring it in with dynamite. Written by Maurice VanAuken <mvanauken@a1access.net>

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Taglines:

THE SCREEN'S NEW SINGING COWBOY STAR! (original window card-all caps)


Certificate:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 March 1937 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Das schwarze Gold See more »

Filming Locations:

Kernville, California, USA

Company Credits

Production Co:

Republic Pictures (I) See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(edited) | (copyright length)

Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Victor 'High Fidelity' Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Goofs

Doris Maxwell makes her entrance by driving through the stream and splashing water all over Gene. While speaking to Frog (Smiley Burnette), Gene appears to be wet but relatively clean. However, after he chases and catches up to Doris when she veers off the road, Gene's clothes and face are splashed with mud. See more »

Connections

Featured in Cowboy Legends: 50 Movie MegaPack (2016) See more »

Soundtracks

Good Night Ladies
(1911) (uncredited)
Music by Egbert Van Alstyne
Lyrics by Harry Williams
Sung by the Maple City Four and audience at the Radio Contest
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Romance, Fun, Music, & Action
15 November 2009 | by krorieSee all my reviews

This is a fun-filled romp for Gene and Smiley, and there's plenty of action to go along with the shenanigans. Gene & his leading lady, Judith Allen (Doris Maxwell), are a good match with a seemingly love-hate relationship that naturally ends in love. In the meantime, Gene and Judith keep the audience guessing as to what next crazy trick one will play on the other. Smiley is along to provide the juvenile comedy. This outing he also provides some fine music, showing off his versatility by playing both the piano and the accordion (his favored musical instrument). Smiley "Frog" Burnette was also adept at inventing musical contraptions. This time around it's the Maple City Boys who play on some of these concoctions. Smiley provides one of the songs, "Honey Bringing Honey To You," a clever play on words, written by Frog. Though mostly traditional music from the time period (using authentic western music was mainly the reserve of Tex Ritter in those days), the soundtrack is a winner. "Git Along Little Dogies," the title of the movie (Gene often used song names - usually his latest hit - for his film titles) is a true song of the cattle drive and has several variations. The one Gene, Frog, and the Mape City Boys sing during the opening credits is the standard version.

The story has Gene at first promoting the cattlemen's water rights over the oil company's rights to drill, which is polluting the streams where the cows drink. Influenced by his attraction to Judith, who has a radio station above a Chinese restaurant (yes, that's right) that is sponsored by the oil company, and by a new revelation, Gene begins to have second thoughts.

The Chinese restaurant is run by Sing Low (Willie Fong)who steals part of the show from Frog, especially when Sing Low sings high his version of "Git Along Little Dogie," with a Chinese "Woopie Tie Ya Yo." Gene even sings "China, My Chinatown," at least a sliver of it.

Added attractions are The Cabin Kids, sort of a precursor do-wop harmony group, and a song and dance from Gladys and Will Ahern. The "Stock Selling Song (We're the Boys From the Circle A)" by the Maple City Boys may be a bit much, but does foreshadow later musical innovations such as the opening number in "The Music Man." This oater has romance, fun, music, and action. Who could ask for anything more?


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