Comin' Round the Mountain (1936)

Genres - Comedy, Western  |   Sub-Genres - Musical Western  |   Run Time - 60 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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Gene Autry's acting skills were still shaky when he made Comin' Round the Mountain, but his singing abilities could not be faulted. An uneven blend of comedy and melodrama, the story has something to do with the formation of the Pony Express, though much of the action takes place at the hacienda of Senorita Dolores (19-year-old Ann Rutherford). After dwelling too long on a comic bullfight, the film comes to a thrilling conclusion as Autry, astride his wonder horse Champion, embarks upon a grueling 10-mile horse race. Perennial comedy relief Smiley Burnette is here saddled by poor material, but he makes the most of what little he has. The 1951 Abbott & Costello opus Comin' Round the Mountain is not a remake.

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bad-guy, bullfighter, cowboy, foreclosure, good-guy, homestead, horse, outlaw [Western], racehorse, ranch, robbery