The Sagebrush Troubador (1935)

Genres - Western  |   Sub-Genres - Musical Western  |   Run Time - 54 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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Given a title like Sagebrush Troubadour, it virtually went without saying that the star of this 1935 western was singing cowboy Gene Autry. This entry surprisingly downplays its musical content in favor of a murder-mystery storyline. Working undercover, federal agent Autry and his pal Smiley Burnette try to determine which of five likely suspects is the hidden killer. He also takes a respite from time to time to serenade Joan (Barbara Pepper), the daughter of one of the murder victims. A welcome break from the usual Gene Autry formula, Sagebrush Troubadour was among the best of his earlier vehicles.

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bad-guy, cowboy, family-member, good-guy, revenge, killing