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- 1 hr 9 min
Radio Ranch is a black and white musical western film from 1940 that featured Gene Autry in the lead role. The film, directed by Arthur Rosson and produced by Harry Grey, was a part of the series of films starring Gene Autry, the Singing Cowboy. The movie begins with the arrival of Gene Autry (played by himself) and his young sidekick Frog Millhouse (Frankie Darro) at the Radio Ranch. The Radio Ranch is a place where radio broadcasts are made and is owned by the widowed Betsy King Ross (played by Betsy King Ross). Soon after their arrival, Gene and Frog discover that a criminal gang led by the notorious Wolfe Reade (Robert Frazer) is smuggling stolen diamonds through the ranch. Reade and his gang are headed to a nearby city to sell the diamonds, but they have to get through the ranch first. Gene and Frog try to alert Betsy to the danger but she wonât believe them. Meanwhile, Reade and his gang infiltrate the ranch while pretending to be musicians. Gene and Frog try to stop them, but they are captured. The rest of the movie follows Gene and Frog as they try to escape and stop the gang from getting away with the diamonds. The film features several musical numbers by Gene Autry, including the popular song âThat Silver-Haired Daddy of Mine.â One of the most exciting moments in the film comes when Gene and Frog try to escape from the trap Reade has set for them. The climactic chase sequence that follows is full of suspense and action, complete with gunplay and dramatic stunts. The movie eventually ends on a happy note, with Gene and Frog successfully stopping the gang and saving the day. Betsy is grateful to Gene and he is finally able to convince her of the danger that they faced. Radio Ranch isnât a landmark film by any means, but itâs an entertaining and enjoyable movie that is sure to delight fans of old Westerns and musicals. Gene Autryâs charismatic screen presence, combined with the filmâs action-packed story and catchy songs, make it a movie worth watching if youâre a fan of this genre. Overall, Radio Ranch is a classic Gene Autry film that delivers the goods when it comes to action, music, and drama. Itâs a fun movie thatâs sure to please fans of the genre, and it deserves its place as one of Autryâs many classic movies.