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Film Info

Comin' 'Round the Mountain

1936
Republic Pictures
Production #: 3571
55 Minutes

Synopsis:
When Pony Express Rider Gene Autry's horse is shot from under him, he falls, unconscious, and two attackers rob his mail sack of a package of money. Recovering later, Gene finds the torn wrapper, bearing the California address of Dolores Moreno, who was to use the cash to meet delinquent taxes on her vast ranch. Gene finds the wild horse El Diablo, escaped from the Moreno ranch, battling wolves and helps him, gaining the horse's confidence. The next morning, Gene rides El Diablo into the Moreno Ranch. The scheming owner of the adjoining ranch, Matt Ford, brings Gene's boss Caldwell, owner of the Pony Express, to the Moreno fiesta. Caldwell, in California to buy horses, is about to buy a large herd of Ford's thoroughbreds when he is stopped by Gene, who senses that Ford is out to rob Dolores of her ranch and prevent the sale of her mustangs. Gene suggests to his boss that mustangs have more endurance than thoroughbreds, and proposes a cross-country race to prove it. Ford is bitterly angered when Caldwell agrees to the competition. Ford tries to sabotage the race by stampeding the wild mustangs and by disguising a wild pinto to use as a reserve mount for the home stretch. Gene rides El Diablo, but is left alone after Ford's men have fouled most of Gene's men. Gene gains on Ford, who has now switched to his fresh mount, the wild pinto. However, the pinto is El Diablo's natural rival, so El Diablo refuses to let him win, and they race neck and neck to the finish line. During the argument over the tie, El Diablo breaks loose, goes for the wild pinto, and thus discloses the pinto's identity to Gene. Ford's trickery is exposed, as is his involvement with the mail robbery. Gene wins the contract for Dolores, and the two marry in happiness.

Cast:
Character: Performer:
Gene Autry Gene Autry
Frog Millhouse Smiley Burnette
Dolores Moreno Ann Rutherford
Matt Ford Roy Mason
Caldwell Raymond Brown
Slim Ken Cooper
Butch Tracy Layne
Marshal Robert McKenzie
Dancer Laurita Puente
El Diablo Champion

Songs:
SHE’LL BE COMIN’
ROUND THE MOUNTAIN
Gene Autry and Extras
LA CUCARACHA Instrumental
DON JUAN OF SEVILLIO Smiley Burnette and Extras
DON JUAN OF SEVILLIO Smiley Burnette
CHIQUITA Gene Autry
WHEN THE CAMPFIRE
IS LOW ON THE PRAIRIE
Gene Autry, Smiley Burnette, and Extras
SHE’LL BE COMIN’
ROUND THE MOUNTAIN
Gene Autry and Extras

Crew:
Produced by Nat Levine
Directed by Mack Wright
Supervised by Armand Schaefer
Screenplay Oliver Drake
Dorrell and Stuart McGowan
Original Story Oliver Drake
Supervising Editor Joseph H. Lewis
Photography William Nobles
Sound Engineer Terry Kellum
Film Editor Lester Orlebeck
Musical Supervision Harry Grey