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The Strawberry Roan Details

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Gene Autry's equine sidekick Champion takes the center stage in western drama, based on a story by fellow sagebrush star Ken Maynard. Walt Bailey (Jack Holt) is teaching his young son Joe (Dickie Jones) how to break in a horse when a high-spirited steed (Champion) throws the boy, leaving him severely injured. Furious, Walt demands that the horse be killed, but instead it escapes and ranch foreman Gene (Gene Autry) decides to train the horse rather than destroy it. When Gene returns with the horse, Walt's range returns anew, but Gene senses that the newly tamed horse's spirit could help inspire Joe to overcome his handicap. This was Gene Autry's first picture in color, and (of course) featured him singing five songs of the West. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi

Cast

Gene Autry
as Gene Autry
Jack Holt
as Walt Bailey
Pat Buttram
as Hank
Rufe Davis
as Chuck
Eddy Waller
as Steve
Jack Ingram
as Pete Lucas
Eddie Parker
as Jake
Ted Mapes
as Smitty
Sam Flint
as Dr. Nelson

Crew

John English
Director
Armand Schaefer
Producer
Dorothy Yost
Screenwriter
Julian Halevy
Screenwriter
Fred Jackman, Jr.
Cinematographer
Paul Mertz
Composer (Music Score)
Paul Mertz
Musical Direction/Supervision
Mischa Bakaleinikoff
Musical Direction/Supervision
Henry Batista
Editor
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