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Film Info

The Big Show

1936
Republic Pictures
Production #: 607
71 minutes

Synopsis:
Movie stunt-double Gene Autry must take the place of temperamental Western star Tom Ford (both roles are played by Gene) who skips out on an appearance at the Texas Centennial. Gene's singing soon leads to complications with girlfriends, studio executives, and gangsters.

Filmed on location in Dallas at the Texas Centennial.

Cast:

Character: Performer:
Gene Autry Gene Autry
Tom Ford Gene Autry
Frog Millhouse Smiley Burnette
Marion Kay Hughes
Toodles Sally Payne
Wilson William Newell
Max Max Terhune
Swartz Charles Judels
Collins Rex King
Rico Harry Worth
Mary Mary Russell
Elizabeth Christine Maple
Blackie Jerry Larkin
Joe Jack O'Shay
Director Wedgewood Nowell
Assistant Director Antrim Short
Secretary June Johnson
Pretty Girl Grace Durkin
Musical Group Sons of the Pioneers
Musical Group Jones Boys
Musical Group Beverly Hill Billies
Musical Group Light Crust Dough Boys
Champion Champion

Songs:

THE MARTINS & THE COYS Gene Autry, Smiley Burnette, Beverly Hill Billies
TRAVELIN' ALONG Light Crust Dough Boys
I'M MAD ABOUT YOU Gene Autry, Smiley Burnette
RIDE, RANGER, RIDE Texas Rangers
LADY KNOWN AS LULU Jones Boys
WILD AND WOOLY WEST Gene Autry, Smiley Burnette, Elmer (Max Ternune), Sally Payne, Sons of the Pioneers
NOBODY'S DARLING BUT MINE Gene Autry, Sons of the Pioneers
I'M MAD ABOUT YOU Gene Autry
ROLL, WAGONS, ROLL Sons of the Pioneers
OLE FAITHFUL Gene Autry
I'M MAD ABOUT YOU Gene Autry

Crew:

A Gene Autry Production
Producer Nat Levine
Director Mack V. Wright
Associate Producer Armand Schaefer
Screenplay and Original Story Dorrell McGowan, Stuart E. McGowan
Photography William Nobles, Edgar Lyons
Supervising Editor Murray Seldeen
Film Editor Robert Jahns
Songs Sam H. Stept, Ned Washington, Ted Koehler
Musical Supervision Harry Grey
Sound Engineer Harry Jones

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