Song of the Gringo (November 22, 1936)
Released on November 22, 1936: (running time 62 minutes) In Tex Ritter's first motion picture, he goes undercover and pretends to be an outlaw to infiltrate a gang that is terrorizing gold miners.
Produced by Edward Finney
Directed by John P. McCarthy
Written by John P. McCarthy, Robert Emmett Tansey , Wellyn Totman and Al J. Jennings
The Actors: Tex Ritter (Tex), Joan Woodbury (Lolita Maria Dolores Del Valle), Fuzzy Knight (Slim Zony), Monte Blue (the Sheriff), Ted Adams (Evans), Warner Richmond (henchman 'Cherokee'), Al J. Jennings (the judge), Martin Garralaga (Don Esteban Valle), William Desmond (bailiff), Forrest Taylor (defense attorney), Robert Fiske (prosecuting attorney), Rosa Rey (Rosita the maid), Jose Pacheco (orchestra leader), Bob Burns (Norman Conklin), Budd Buster (cowhand), Jose Dominguez (Pedro), Earl Dwire (Chief Marshal), Frank Ellis (court deputy), Jack Evans (cowhand at trial), Jack Hendricks (cowhand), Jack Kirk (cowhand), Carmen Laroux (fiesta dancer), Tex Phelps (Bill Henderson), Bud Pope (deputy), Bill 'Shorty' Scott (fiddle player), F.R. Smith (Deputy Henry), Glenn Strange (henchman Blackie), Wally West (cowhand), Slim Whitaker (deputy)
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The Train Robber and the New Cowboy Star
Alphonso J. ‘Al’ Jennings was a lawyer in the Oklahoma Territory in the late 1800’s. He and his two brothers had a shootout with a rival lawyer, with the rival lawyer killing one of his brothers and wounding the other. The attorney who started the shootout and killed his brother was acquitted of all charges. Al Jennings left the area and was so enraged by the failures of the 1800’s justice system that he formed an outlaw gang to get even.
During the year of 1897 the Jennings Gang robbed trains, general stores, post offices, and anywhere else that large amounts of cash could be found. Jennings did have his own ‘code of honor,’ refusing to allow the gang to rob women or preachers. In 1899 Al Jennings was captured and sent to prison for life.
In 1933 pioneering country music singer Tex Ritter was the first singer to sign up with a brand-new recording company named ‘Capitol Records,’ where he recorded a hit song called ‘Rye Whiskey’ and you will hear him sing that song in this movie during Lolita’s birthday fiesta.
Singing cowboys were all the rage in 1936, so country western singer Tex Ritter was offered a contract to become a singing cowboy, and this is his first movie. Producer Edward Finney became his agent, and immediately noticed a problem with his new cowboy star. Tex Ritter was a happy man, with a boyish face, always smiling. This would never do for a tough cowboy hero.
Lawyer turned train robber Al Jennings, out of prison early, was hired by Ed Finney to teach Tex Ritter how to look and act mean. If anyone could teach baby-face Ritter how to be mean, this was the man. Along with teaching Tex Ritter how to look mean, Al Jennings was also given a small part in this movie.
The final scenes take place in a courtroom, and infamous train robber Al Jennings, now 73 years old, is the judge of the court. Pop a big bowl of white kernel popcorn with plenty of warm melted butter drizzled over it and enjoy the show.
Fuzzy Knight, Warner Richmond
Joan Woodbury, Martin Garralaga
Martin Garralaga, Ted Adams
Monte Blue, Tex Ritter
Rosa Rey, Joan Woodbury
Tex Phelps, Bob Burns
Tex Phelps, Bob Burns
Tex Ritter, Glenn Strange, Fuzzy Knight
Tex Ritter, Monte Blue
Tex Ritter sings to Joan Woodbury
Warner Richmond, Jack Kirk, Fuzzy Knight, Glenn Strange
Warner Richmond, Ted Adams