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Sunset in Wyoming (1941)

Passed | | Action, Adventure, Drama | 15 July 1941 (USA)
By stripping all the timber from the land, a lumber baron threatens everyone with flooding. Gene won't let that happen.


William Morgan


Joe Blair (story), Ivan Goff (screenplay) | 1 more credit »

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Complete credited cast:
Gene Autry ... Gene Autry
Smiley Burnette ... Frog Millhouse
Maris Wrixon ... Wilmetta 'Billie' Wentworth
George Cleveland ... Asa Wentworth
Robert Kent ... Larry Drew
Sarah Edwards Sarah Edwards ... Susanna Hawkins Peabody
Monte Blue ... Jim Haines
Dick Elliott ... Lt. Gov. Cornelius Peabody
John Dilson ... Phipps
Stanley Blystone ... Bull Wilson


Rancher Gene Autry (Gene Autry) is the leader of the valley ranchers being ruined by the stripping of nearby mountain area of the precious timber. The ranchers face flood devastation unless reforestation is adopted by the Wentworth Lumber Company. Gene and Frog Millhouse (Smiley Burnettte) appeal directly to Asa Wentworth (George Clevand), the owner of the company but find him dominated by his impertinent granddaughter Billie Wentworth (Maris Wrixon) who is in love with the ruthless general manager of the company Larry Drew (Robert Kent.) Old Asa doesn't approve of Drew's logging tactics and secretly helps Gene and Frog concoct an elaborate plot to have Mount Warner declared a state park and wildlife refuge. A severe storm washes her grandfather into a mountain torrent and nearly drowned before Billie sees for herself the devastation caused by the over-logging of the mountain and is won over to the plight of the ranchers. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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Release Date:

15 July 1941 (USA) See more »

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Production Co:

Republic Pictures (I) See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Did You Know?


The budget (expected cost of production) was exactly $78,803 and the actual cost (which is not the budget) was $84,097. See more »


Edited from Come and Get It (1936) See more »


Sing Me a Song of the Saddle
Written by Frank Harford and Gene Autry
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Tamer Than Usual
11 March 2014 | by dougdoepkeSee all my reviews

It's a rip-roaring opening and close, but the in-between smacks of tame, high-toned city life. Frog and Gene are out to help local ranchers save their land from timber harvesters who've de-nuded the hillsides, causing mudslides that ruin the land. Sounds like a modern environmental message, especially when Gene and co. want the state to take over the forest and turn it into a protected wildlife park. But to do that, they've got to get political heavy- hitters in the city to support them.

It's not a typical Autry programmer, tamer than usual. No hard riding or fast shooting. There are a couple of gang fights where lumbermen square off against Gene's men.Then too, the song lineup unfortunately is pretty undistinguished for an Autry film. Nonetheless, Frog gets some amusing bits, especially when his down-home ways mix with city sophisticates. Should say those roaring river effects are real well done nail-biters and worth waiting for. Anyway, if you like to see mainly dress-up, this may be your Autry programmer.

A "5", at best, on a matinée scale.

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