The Old Barn Dance

The Old Barn Dance with Gene Autry and Smiley Burnette.  Gene Autry plays a traveling singing horse trader named Gene Autry.  His horse auction company travels from town to town putting on music shows and selling horses.  Demand has lessened due to the modern move to tractors.  He is tricked into putting his shows on the radio to advertise for the crooked tractor company.  For the first half of this movie they averaged a musical number every 4 minutes.  I think this was Gene Autry's last film for Republic Pictures.  A bit player in this movie under the name of Dick Weston became Republic's new star cowboy in subsequent movies as Roy Rogers.


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