Gaucho Serenade

Gaucho Serenade

Director: Frank McDonald

Cast: Frank McDonald, Gene Autry, Smiley Burnette, June Storey

     
 
Part of the Gene Autry Collection, the 1940 singing cowboy Western Gaucho Serenade comes to DVD from Image Entertainment. Fully restored in the original black-and-white with a standard full-screen transfer. Audio is offered in Dolby Digital Mono with optional English closed captions. Includes a featurette with Gene Autry and Pat Puttram reminiscing at the

Overview

Part of the Gene Autry Collection, the 1940 singing cowboy Western Gaucho Serenade comes to DVD from Image Entertainment. Fully restored in the original black-and-white with a standard full-screen transfer. Audio is offered in Dolby Digital Mono with optional English closed captions. Includes a featurette with Gene Autry and Pat Puttram reminiscing at the Melody Ranch Theater and excerpts from the original Melody Ranch Radio Show. Other special features include production and publicity stills, poster and lobby card art, original press kit materials, and trivia.

Editorial Reviews

All Movie Guide - Hans J. Wollstein
More a road movie musical than a Western, strictly speaking, the Gene Autry Foundation's restored version of Gaucho Serenade is lightweight stuff packaged to near perfection. Autry and Mary Lee deliver a couple of knee-slapping cowboy hits and Smiley Burnette adds his own special brand of nonsense. Strong on comedy and light on action, Gaucho Serenade does contain one impressive stunt where Autry transfers from his horse, Champion, to a moving train. And Republic Pictures made sure that the audience could plainly see that the "gag" was indeed performed by Gene and not one of the studio's many and much slimmer stuntmen. The film's only liability, in fact, is young Clifford Severn Jr., a Freddie Bartholomew wannabe whose "pip-pips!" and "my good chaps" quickly become grating.

Product Details

Release Date:
09/30/2003
UPC:
0014381399028
Original Release:
1940
Rating:
NR
Source:
Image Entertainment
Region Code:
1
Presentation:
[B&W]
Sound:
[Dolby Digital Mono]
Time:
1:08:00

Special Features

Reminiscing with Gene Autry and Pat Buttram at the "Melody Ranch Theater"; Excerpts from the original "Melody Ranch Radio Show"; Production and publicity stills; Original press kit material; Poster and lobby card art; Trivia and movie facts

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Gene Autry Gene
Smiley Burnette Frog
June Storey Joyce
Duncan Renaldo Gaucho
Smith Ballew Buck Benson
Joseph Crehan Martin
William H. Ruhl Carter
Ted Adams Jenkins
Buck Bucko Actor
Fred Burns Actor
Champion (The Horse) Actor
Jim Corey Actor
Kernan Cripps Actor
Joe Dominguez Actor
Olaf Hytten Actor
Jack Kirk Actor
George Lloyd Actor
Tom London Actor
Frankie Marvin Actor
Walter Miller Actor
Gene Morgan Actor
Wendell Niles Actor
Julian Rivero Actor
Clifford Severn Ronnie
Harry Strang Actor
Fred "Snowflake" Toones Actor
Hank Worden Actor
Mary Lee Patsy
Lester Matthews Alfred Willoughby
Wade Boteler Rancher
Edward Cassidy Actor

Technical Credits
Frank McDonald Director
Gene Autry Songwriter
William A. Berke Associate Producer
Betty Burbridge Screenwriter
Smiley Burnette Songwriter
James Cavanaugh Songwriter
Mack Davis Songwriter
Reggie Lanning Cinematographer
Connie Lee Songwriter
Tony Martinelli Editor
John Marvin Songwriter
Sammy Mysels Songwriter
John Redmond Songwriter
Bradford Ropes Screenwriter
Dick Sanford Songwriter
Nat Simon Songwriter

Scene Index

Side #1 --
1. Main Title; The Inside Scoop [2:59]
2. Passage to America [3:07]
3. Right Port, Wrong Car [4:03]
4. Headin' for the Wide Open Spaces [1:06]
5. The Stowaway [1:50]
6. Runaway Bride [5:27]
7. Give Out With a Song [4:46]
8. Five for the Road [4:56]
9. A Song at Sunset [1:38]
10. A Feminine Touch [3:02]
11. Flat on the Bottom [2:27]
12. Gaucho Serenade [1:46]
13. One Big Happy Family [3:44]
14. Wooing of Kitty McFuty [2:43]
15. A Close Call [4:28]
16. Welcome to Rancho San Quentin [2:08]
17. The Singing Hills [3:26]
18. Keep Rolling Lazy Longhorns [2:06]
19. Calling All Cars [2:32]
20. Doing the Right Thing [4:14]
21. One Last Gamble [4:33]
22. End Credits [:27]

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