Down Mexico Way

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  • Passed
  • 1941
  • 1 hr 18 min
  • 6.3  (149)

Down Mexico Way is a classic Western musical film from the year 1941, starring the iconic Gene Autry, Smiley Burnette, and Fay McKenzie. The movie is directed by Joseph Santley and produced by Harry Grey. The plot revolves around Gene Autry, who plays a rancher named Gene Autry (yes, the character has the same name as the actor). He manages a vast ranch in New Mexico, located close to the Mexican border. The ranch has been in his family for generations, and he takes great pride in it. However, after a series of cattle thefts and sabotage, Gene and his men are on high alert. They soon discover that the leader of the cattle thieves is a man called Saunders, who is operating from across the border in Mexico.

To catch the thieves, Gene crosses the border into Mexico and meets a beautiful senorita named Raquel (Fay McKenzie). She is the daughter of the local judge and also happens to be Saunders' girlfriend. Raquel is torn between her love for Saunders and her loyalty to her father and the law. Gene and Raquel fall in love, and she helps him in his quest to bring Saunders to justice.

Meanwhile, Gene's sidekick, Frog (played by Smiley Burnette), has his own troubles. He falls for a local schoolteacher named Emily (Carol Adams), but her overprotective father (Joe Strauch Jr.) disapproves of the match. Emily's father holds a grudge against ranchers after his cattle were wiped out by a disease years ago. Frog must find a way to win Emily's father's approval while also doing his part to stop the cattle thieves.

Throughout the film, Gene and Raquel team up with Frog and Emily to catch the thieves, who are becoming increasingly bold with their crimes. They face numerous obstacles but remain determined to bring the criminals to justice.

The movie features several classic country and Western songs performed by Autry, including "Mexicali Rose" and "South of the Border." These musical performances add to the overall charm of the film, making it a must-see for fans of both Westerns and musicals.

Down Mexico Way is a classic example of a Hollywood Western from the Golden Age of cinema. It captures the spirit of the American West and the adventurous nature of the time. Gene Autry's performance is excellent, and he embodies the quintessential cowboy hero. The supporting cast also delivers, with Smiley Burnette providing comic relief and Fay McKenzie adding to the film's romantic subplot.

Overall, Down Mexico Way is an enjoyable movie that will appeal to anyone who loves a good Western or musical. Its enduring popularity is a testament to its quality, and it remains a beloved classic to this day.

Down Mexico Way is a 1941 comedy with a runtime of 1 hour and 18 minutes. It has received moderate reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 6.3.

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    1 hr 18 min
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    6.3  (149)