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Melody Ranch
Melody Ranch
 
1940
Republic Pictures
Production#: 1005
84 minutes
 
Synopsis:
Popular radio entertainer Gene Autry visits his hometown of Torpedo, as guest of honor at the town's Frontier Days Celebration. He encounters the Wildhack brothers, his childhood enemies and now the local gangsters who beat up Gene and stop his broadcast. Humiliated because life in Hollywood has softened him, Gene decides to stay and clean up the town.

Melody Ranch was selected by the Library of Congress for the National Film Registry in 2002.

Cast:
Character: Performer:
Gene Autry Gene Autry
Cornie Jimmy Durante
Julie Ann Miller
Mark Wildhack Barton MacLane
Veronica Whipple Barbara Allen (Vera Vague)
Pop George "Gabby" Hayes
Tommy Summerville Jerome Cowan
Penny Mary Lee
Jasper Wildack Joseph Sawyer
Bud Wildhack Horace MacMahon
Judge Henderson Clarence Wilson
Slim William Benedict
Champion Champion
 
Songs:
MELODY RANCH Gene Autry
RODEO ROSE Gene Autry
WELCOME TO YOU Mary Lee and Children
TORPEDO JOE Mary Lee
WE NEVER DREAM THE SAME
DREAM TWICE
Gene Autry and Ann Miller
MY GAL SAL Ann Miller
BACK TO THE CITY AGAIN
(Parody of Back In The Saddle)
Joseph Sawyer and Horace
MacMahon
THE CALL OF THE CANYON Gene Autry
WHAT ARE COWBOYS
MADE OF
Joseph Sawyer and Horace
MacMahon
VOTE FOR AUTRY Jimmy Durante and Mary Lee
MELODY RANCH Gene Autry and Ann Miller
 
Crew:
Directed by Joseph Santley
Associate Producer Sol C. Siegel
Original Screenplay Jack Moffitt, F. Hugh Herbert,
Bradford Ropes, Betty
Burbridge
Special Comedy Sequences Sid Kuller, Ray Golden
Production Manager Al Wilson
Photography Joseph August
Supervising Editor Murray Seldeen
Film Editor Lester Orlebeck
Art Director John Victor Mackay
Musical Director Raoul Kraushaar
Special Music and Lyrics Jule Styne, Eddie Cherkose
Wardrobe by Adele Palmer
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