Ridin' on a Rainbow (1941)

Genres - Western  |   Sub-Genres - Musical Western  |   Release Date - Jan 24, 1941 (USA - Unknown)  |   Run Time - 79 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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Gene Autry gets help from teenage singer Mary Lee and fetching tap dancer Carol Adams in this tuneful Republic songfest restored in 2001 by Gene Autry Entertainment. Autry and sidekick Frog Millhouse (Smiley Burnette can only watch as gangsters Ralf Harolde and Anthony Warde rob the local bank. The trail leads to Ferris Taylor's riverboat where Gene goes undercover as a country & western singer. On the inside, so to speak, our heroic troubadour quickly learns that the father (Byron Foulger) of girl singer Mary Lee had a hand in the robbery but how will he be able to recover the loot and punish the guilty without causing the naive little Mary undue trauma? When not chasing modern-day gangsters, Autry, Mary Lee, Carol Davis and Smiley Burnette perform no less than eight lively music numbers including the title song and the Academy Award nominated "Be Honest With Me".

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bank, boating, cowboy, investigator, loot, outlaw [Western], ranch, robbery, songwriter, teenagers