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Hollywood Reporter news items and production charts referred to this film as Ridin' the Rainbow. Although a Hollywood Reporter news item noted that Mauri Grashin had been assigned to write additional comedy sequences, his contribution to the completed picture has not been confirmed. This film marked the first time Gene Autry and Mary Lee appeared as co-stars. Lee also played a character named "Patsy" in the 1941 Republic release The Singing Hill (see below). The song "Be Honest with Me" was nominated for an Academy Award. Modern sources include Ed Cassidy, Ben Hall and William V. Mong in the cast.