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Springtime in the Rockies (1937)

Ranch owner Sandra, fresh from animal husbandry school, brings a flock of sheep into cattle country. The local ranchers don't like it, and ranch foreman Gene must deal with it.


Joseph Kane (as Joe Kane)


Gilbert Wright (original screen play), Betty Burbridge (original screen play)

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Complete credited cast:
Gene Autry ... Gene Autry
Smiley Burnette ... Frog Millhouse
Polly Rowles ... Sandra Knight
Ula Love Ula Love ... Sylvia 'Silly' Parker
Ruth Bacon Ruth Bacon ... Peggy Snow
Jane Hunt Jane Hunt ... Jane Hilton
George Chesebro ... Thad Morgan
Al Bridge ... Briggs (as Alan Bridge)
Tom London ... Tracy
Edward Hearn ... Jed Thorpe
Frankie Marvin ... Autry's Musicial Cowhand
William Hole William Hole ... Bub - Messenger
Edmund Cobb ... Sheriff
Fred Burns Fred Burns ... Rancher Harris
Jimmy's Saddle Pals Jimmy's Saddle Pals ... Dance Band


When the new ranch owner and her girlfriends arrive from the East, Foreman Autry directs them to a rundown shack hoping they will go back. Learning of Autry's trick, Briggs gets her to sell the ranch cheap. Then to get Autry out of the way he has him framed for murder. Written by Maurice VanAuken <mvanauken@a1access.net>

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Release Date:

13 November 1937 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

La montaña florida See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Republic Pictures (I) See more »
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Technical Specs


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

Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Victor 'High Fidelity' Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Did You Know?


[the new owner has shipped dozens of equipment crates to the ranch]
Frog Millhouse: Well, I'll be hung for a horse thief. Soil testin' equipment. Encyclopedias. VTC and chemicals and poison. Well, who in blazes sent all this junk out here?
Gene Autry: That's easy, our lady boss. She's goin' to an agricultural college and takin' animal husbandry.
Frog Millhouse: Husbandry, huh? Well, it do beat all what a woman will do to get married.
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Spoofed in Springtime in the Rock Age (1940) See more »


There'll Be a Hayridin' Wedding in June
Written by Gene Autry and Johnny Marvin
Performed by Gene Autry, Polly Rowles, Ula Love, Ruth Bacon,
Jane Hunt and Jimmy's Saddle Pals
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One of the best of the series that Autry made for Republic.
26 September 2002 | by rsoonsaSee all my reviews

Gene Autry plays himself as foreman of a cattle ranch in this engaging modern B western faced with a problem as the new owner of the ranch, Sandra Knight (Polly Rowles), a recent college graduate in animal husbandry who decides to move from the East to her inherited property, brings with her a flock of sheep that she has been gulled into purchasing by an unscrupulous local rancher. Sandra also brings three of her lady college classmates with her to vacation during the summer on her new spread and their attempts to adjust to Western life provides comic effects thanks to a well-written script and the very competent direction of Joe Kane, who always works well with his cast, in this instance abetted by the presence of three veteran cowboy villains: Al Bridge, Edward Hearn and George Chesebro. There is plenty of good riding and roping, notably by Autry upon his splendid jumper, Champion, and the action is fast-paced with an interesting plot, comedic interludes and the customary musical numbers by Gene, who takes a properly strong stance against destructive sheep grazing in this delightful low budget effort, marked by the normal rushed ending when production money is depleted.

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