|Gene Autry Collection, Vol. 4
Timeless Media Group
Retail: $16.97, Our: $14.99
The Old Barn Dance (1938), Blue Montana Skies (1939), Sierra Sue (1941) and Cowboy Serenade (1942)
Warner has announced a May 21st release date for Ultimate Gangsters Collection (Blu-Ray).
All four titles (above) are making their DVD debut and bonus features are expected (below).
The 2-disc set will retail for $16.97, but is available at ClassicFlix.com for only $14.99.
Gene Autry is the only entertainer with all five stars on Hollywood's Walk of Fame, one each for Radio, Recording, Motion Pictures, Television and Live performance. He was the silver screen's first singing cowboy and is credited with creating the genre of the musical B Western.
As the star of 89 feature films, Gene brings music, comedy and action to each of his roles. Now, for the first time on DVD, Gene Autry's rollicking big screen adventures and unforgettable tunes are brought home in these Western classics, fully restored and uncut from Autry's personal film archives.
The Old Barn Dance (1938, 60 min.)
Gene Autry and Frog Millhouse are horse traders who run into trouble when an unscrupulous tractor company starts selling the modern machines to farmers. To make money, Gene and his cowboy band perform on a radio station, only to be tricked into endorsing the tractors! Gene and Frog must soon clear their good names when the farmers are foreclosed on and think Gene has double-crossed them.
Gene sings "Ten Little Miles," "Rocky Mountain Rose," "The Old Barn Dance/Then And Now," "Roamin' Around The Range," "The Old Chisholm Trail" and Smiley Burnette sings "Old Nell" and "The New Jassackaphone," Additional numbers "Eating Wax" by Walter Shrum and His Colorado Hillbillies, "The Tree in the Wood" by the Maple City Four.
Blue Montana Skies (1939, 56 min.)
Federal Investigator Gene Autry and his pal, Frog Millhouse, head North to apprehend a gang of fur smugglers who swoop across the Canadian border, plunder the trappers' pelts, and then mysteriously return to the U.S. When the trail leads to the H-H dude ranch owned by a beautiful young gal, the action heats up with a cattle stampede, a kerosene explosion, and an avalanche.
Gene sings "Neath The Blue Montana Skies," and "I Just Want You," plus Gene and Smiley Burnette sing "Rockin' In The Saddle All Day," and "Old Geezer," plus Gene and Walter Shrum and His Colorado Hillbillies, sing "Famous Men of the West."
Sierra Sue (1941, 64 min.)
When poisonous devil weed threatens cattle, State Inspectors Gene Autry and Frog Millhouse try to help an old-fashioned ranching community opposed to the new modern methods. There's action on the ground and in the air with Gene racing stampeding cattle and Frog as "The Human Cannonball."
Gene Autry sings "Be Honest With Me," "I'll Be True While You're Gone," "Sierra Sue," and "Ridin' The Range." Sidekick Smiley Burnette sings "Heebie Jeebie Blues."
Cowboy Serenade (1942, 66 min.)
When a young member of the Cattlemen's Association is sent to sell cattle to a packing plant he is soon swindled by professional card sharks. Gene Autry and Frog Millhouse investigate to recover the cattle, find the young man, and clear his name. Things get complicated when the ringleader's unsuspecting daughter gets involved.
Gene and Smiley Burnette sing "Cowboy Serenade," while Gene sings "Nobody Knows," "Sweethearts or Strangers," Fay McKenzie sings "Tahiti Honey" and Gene and Fay reprise "Cowboy Serenade."
BONUS FEATURES (Both Discs):
- Reminiscing with Gene Autry and Pat Buttram at the "Melody Ranch Theater"
- Excerpts from the Original "Melody Ranch Radio Show"
- Production and Publicity Stills
- Poster and Lobby Card Art
- Trivia and Movie Facts