Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
Actor: Smiley Burnette,Max Terhune Gene Autry
Director: Mack Wright
Genres: Action & Adventure, Westerns
A cowboy star and his look-alike stunt-double are black-mailed by a gangster in this all-star musical western.
Terrance S. Fields | 05/03/2009
(4 out of 5 stars)
"This movie has everything! Amazing Art Deco decor on everything combined with the old west with the coolest live studio session I have ever seen. It has gangsters, Hollywood schmoozers, Cowboys and a bevy of Hollywood starlets."
BUYER BEWARE...CUT VERSION !!!
Richard J. Oravitz | 05/03/2009
(2 out of 5 stars)
"Though AMAZON lists this at 90min it comes in at 55 as noted on the ALPHA dvd packaging, so don't think you're finally going to get an un-cut version of this Autry classic!
The LIGHT CRUST DOUGHBOYS and the JONES BOYS are even featured in the credits, but do not appear in the film. I really wanted to see them play and sing! The BEVERLY HILL BILLIES (the original ones) do show up early in the film before Gene attends the TEXAS CENTENNIAL disguised as cowboy movie star Tom Ford.
I do think a lot of the scenes showing off the TEXAS CENTENNIAL have also been left on the editing floor along with some Max Terhune and Elmer (the puppet) Sneezeweed stuff.
Still, all said, this is a very enjoyable Gene Autry western with clever (in show-biz) lines, great Autry songs and a glimpse of the 1936 TEXAS CENTENNIAL!!!
I have this un-cut on vhs but that copy is unwatchable, a 20th generation copy that strains the eyesight...so I've never been able to watch it completely through.
Oh well, maybe the people over at the Autry Museum will release a beautiful remastered complete version through IMAGE dvd as they have done with so many other Gene Autry films...we can only hope, and wait."