Ride, Tenderfoot, Ride


1h 5m 1940

Brief Synopsis

Overly shy cowboy Gene inherits a meat-packing plant, then faces stiff competition from snooty Ann Randolph, rival owner determined to do him in.

Film Details

Release Date
Sep 6, 1940
Premiere Information
not available
Production Company
Republic Pictures Corp.
Distribution Company
Republic Pictures Corp.
Country
United States

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 5m
Sound
Mono, Mono (RCA High Fidelity)
Color
Black and White
Theatrical Aspect Ratio
1.37 : 1
Film Length
7 reels

Synopsis

As Gene rides the range on a ranch owned by Ann Randolph, attorney Henry Walker searches for the cowboy to notify him that he has just inherited the Belmont Packing Company. Later, as Gene is taking the cattle to market, he and his sidekick, Frog Millhouse, have a spat with Ann, and she fires them, giving them a steer as back pay. Finding the cowhands with a Randolph steer, the local sheriff jails them for rustling, and Walker finally tracks them down at the jail, where he notifies Gene of his inheritance. Released from jail, Gene and Frog take possession of the plant, and Ann, who owns a rival plant, learns to her dismay that the man she fired is now her chief competitor. Ann's business manager and fiancé, Donald Gregory, convinces her to sweet talk Gene into selling them his plant, and Gene agrees to Ann's offer until he learns that Gregory plans to close the plant, thus throwing all his employees out of work. Tearing up the contract, Gene decides to stay in the packing business and learns that his greatest problem is a lack of cattle to fill distribution needs. Gene launches a campaign to convince the ranchers to sell their stock to Belmont, but when he begins to lose contracts to Ann's "helpless woman" routine, he switches tactics and tries to sing the ranchers into selling their cattle. Gene's campaign succeeds, causing Gregory to order his men to use violence to stop the cowboy. Patsy, Ann's little sister who has a crush on Gene, overhears Gregory's men planning to dynamite the dam and flood the valley, and rides to warn Gene. Gene then apprehends Gregory's men before they can plant their explosives, and after Gregory is indicted for sabotage, Gene and Ann form a romantic as well as business alliance.

Film Details

Release Date
Sep 6, 1940
Premiere Information
not available
Production Company
Republic Pictures Corp.
Distribution Company
Republic Pictures Corp.
Country
United States

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 5m
Sound
Mono, Mono (RCA High Fidelity)
Color
Black and White
Theatrical Aspect Ratio
1.37 : 1
Film Length
7 reels

Quotes

Well, boys, what do you think of it.
- Henry Walker
I'd feel a lot more at home down in the stockyard.
- Gene Autry
Well, me too. I-I don't like being cooped up. You're liable to get hydrophobia or something.
- Frog Milhouse

Trivia

Notes

Modern sources add the following names to the cast: Patty Saks, Jack Kirk, Slim Whitaker, Fred Burns, Robert Burns, Fred Toones, Chuck Morrison, Frank O'Connor, Curley Dresden and Champion, Gene Autry's horse.