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In Old Santa Fe

1934

Big city gangsters arrive at the dude ranch and trouble begins for ranch hand Kentucky (Ken Maynard). He loses his horse Tarzan in a rigged horse race and gets framed for murder.


In Old Santa Fe is a 1934 American Western (genre) film directed by David Howard (director), starring Ken Maynard and George "Gabby" Hayes, and featuring the first screen appearance of Gene Autry, singing a bluegrass music rendition of "Wyoming Waltz" accompanied by Smiley Burnette on accordion. Although both Autry and Burnette were unbilled, the scene served as a screen test for the duo for subsequent singing cowboy films, beginning with The Phantom Empire (1935), which was Autry's first leading role.
Based on a story by Wallace MacDonald and John Rathmell, the film is about a cowboy who loses his horse in a rigged horse race and gets framed for the murder of a stagecoach driver.< name="imdb"></> The film was shot on location in Kentucky and Keystone Studios in California.< name="imdbcast"></>

Production

=Casting=

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In Old Santa Fe was Ken Maynard's first film for Mascot Pictures. He was paid $10,000 per week for four weeks to shoot the serial film. He was the highest-paid western actor in Hollywood at the time. Principal photography concluded in late September 1934.< name="magers-15"/>

=Filming locations=

  • Keystone Studios, 1712 Glendale Blvd., Silver Lake, Los Angeles, California, USA (studio)< name="magers-15"/>< name="imdblocations"></>
  • =Soundtrack=

    • "As Long As I've Got My Dog" (Harold Lewis, Bernie Grossman) by Ken Maynard (dubbed by Bob Nolan)
    • "Someday in Wyoming" by Gene Autry
    • "Mama Don't Like Music" (Gene Autry, Smiley Burnette) by Smiley Burnette
    • "Down In Old Santa Fe" (Harold Lewis, Bernie Grossman) by Gene Autry and Smiley Burnette
    • "Because You Didn't Get a Girl" by Ken Maynard (dubbed by Bob Nolan)< name="magers-15"/>< name="imdbsoundtracks"></>
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    Category:1934 films
    Category:American films
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    Category:1930s Western (genre) films
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    Category:Films directed by David Howard
    Category:Films directed by Joseph Kane
    Category:Mascot Pictures films
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