Ride, Tenderfoot, Ride (1940)

Genres - Western  |   Sub-Genres - Musical Western  |   Run Time - 65 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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Unique among the Gene Autry starrers of 1940, Ride Tenderfoot Ride actually contains more action than music. In this one, Autry falls heir to a meat-packing firm which has been targetted for a hostile takeover by the villains. June Storey plays Ann Randolph, owner of a rival meat concern, who is unaware until the last reel that her subordinates have been plotting to ruin or murder our hero. By the time Gene and Ann decide to merge-both professionally and romantically---the bad guys have been soundly trounced by Autry and his saddle pal Frog (Smiley Burnette). Legendary Broadway entertainer Joe Frisco is somewhat wasted in a minor role as a stuttering haberdasher.

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danger, bad-guy, business, business-rivalry, change-of-heart, competition, cowboy, employment, executive, good-guy, heir, inheritance, office, owner, plant [factory], rival, scheme, sister