The Old Corral (1936)

52 or 56 mins | Western | 21 December 1936

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HISTORY

A production chart in HR lists Inez Harvot and Max Hoffman, Jr. in the cast. Modern sources add Jack Ingram to the ... More Less

A production chart in HR lists Inez Harvot and Max Hoffman, Jr. in the cast. Modern sources add Jack Ingram to the cast. More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Film Daily
11 May 37
p. 9.
Hollywood Reporter
26 Oct 36
p. 7.
Motion Picture Herald
7 Nov 36
p. 34, 36
Variety
4 Aug 37
p. 19.
CAST
PRODUCTION CREDITS
NAME
PARENT COMPANY
PRODUCTION COMPANY
DISTRIBUTION COMPANY
NAME
CREDITED AS
CREDIT
DIRECTOR
PRODUCERS
Prod
Assoc prod
WRITERS
Orig story
PHOTOGRAPHY
Photog
FILM EDITORS
Film ed
Supv film ed
MUSIC
Mus supv
SOUND
SOURCES
SONGS
"Silent Trails" and "He's Gone Up the Trail" music and lyrics by Tim Spencer
"Down Along the Sleepy Rio Grande," music and lyrics by Sons of the Pioneers
other songs by Fleming Allen and Oliver Drake.
DETAILS
Release Date:
21 December 1936
Copyright Claimant:
Republic Pictures Corp.
Copyright Date:
21 December 1936
Copyright Number:
LP6817
Physical Properties:
Sound
Black and White
Duration(in mins):
52 or 56
Length(in reels):
6
Country:
United States
PCA No:
2806
Passed by NBR:
Yes
SYNOPSIS

When blues singer Eleanor Spenser sees nightclub owner Tony Pearl murdered by gangster Mike Scarlotti, she flees Chicago and heads West by bus, while her picture is printed in newspapers across the country. During a stopover in Turquoise City, New Mexico, Martin Simms, the crooked owner of the Blue Moon saloon, befriends Eleanor, hoping to collect a reward from Scarlotti by sending him a telegram regarding Eleanor's whereabouts. When their bus is held up by the O'Keefe Brothers, a local aspiring singing troupe who seeks publicity, singer and sheriff Gene Autry promises to arrest them. Simms then catches Eleanor trying to leave town and tries to convince her to stay. When Gene arrives on the scene, recognizing Eleanor from the bus, she introduces herself as "Jane Edwards," and Simms adds that she is the new entertainer at his saloon. After arresting all of the O'Keefe Brothers except Buck and Tom, Gene, sees Eleanor's picture in the paper, then goes to the Blue Moon to protect her against Simms, and sings with her. Finding Buck and Tom in their hideout at the old corral, Gene hires the O'Keefes to perform at the town plaza for Turquoise City's celebration of its new dam. During Gene's concert, Scarlotti arrives and threatens Simms to make him tell where Eleanor is, but Gene's deputy Frog warns Eleanor in time to take her to the old corral to hide. Scarlotti follows them, however, and Gene must recruit the O'Keefes as his posse. When the O'Keefes stampede cattle, Scarlotti's men scatter, and Gene arrests the criminal. Eleanor then names Scarlotti as Pearl's murderer, and Gene arrests Simms for intimidating a ... +


When blues singer Eleanor Spenser sees nightclub owner Tony Pearl murdered by gangster Mike Scarlotti, she flees Chicago and heads West by bus, while her picture is printed in newspapers across the country. During a stopover in Turquoise City, New Mexico, Martin Simms, the crooked owner of the Blue Moon saloon, befriends Eleanor, hoping to collect a reward from Scarlotti by sending him a telegram regarding Eleanor's whereabouts. When their bus is held up by the O'Keefe Brothers, a local aspiring singing troupe who seeks publicity, singer and sheriff Gene Autry promises to arrest them. Simms then catches Eleanor trying to leave town and tries to convince her to stay. When Gene arrives on the scene, recognizing Eleanor from the bus, she introduces herself as "Jane Edwards," and Simms adds that she is the new entertainer at his saloon. After arresting all of the O'Keefe Brothers except Buck and Tom, Gene, sees Eleanor's picture in the paper, then goes to the Blue Moon to protect her against Simms, and sings with her. Finding Buck and Tom in their hideout at the old corral, Gene hires the O'Keefes to perform at the town plaza for Turquoise City's celebration of its new dam. During Gene's concert, Scarlotti arrives and threatens Simms to make him tell where Eleanor is, but Gene's deputy Frog warns Eleanor in time to take her to the old corral to hide. Scarlotti follows them, however, and Gene must recruit the O'Keefes as his posse. When the O'Keefes stampede cattle, Scarlotti's men scatter, and Gene arrests the criminal. Eleanor then names Scarlotti as Pearl's murderer, and Gene arrests Simms for intimidating a witness. After singing a song, Gene kisses Eleanor. +

GENRE
Genre:
Sub-genre:
with songs


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AFI Life Achievement Award

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