Shooting High

  • 1940
  • Movie
  • NR
  • Comedy, Western

"Mr. Autry has a unique way of projecting moods," wrote Bosley Crowther in a famous crack written about the singing cowboy in his New York Times review of SHOOTING HIGH. "He does not change expression; he just changes cowboy suits." Crowther's comments were right on the mark with this film, a boring, inane piece that marked Autry's first venture outside...read more

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"Mr. Autry has a unique way of projecting moods," wrote Bosley Crowther in a famous crack written about the singing cowboy in his New York Times review of SHOOTING HIGH. "He does not change expression; he just changes cowboy suits." Crowther's comments were right on the mark with this

film, a boring, inane piece that marked Autry's first venture outside the Republic studio. Here he plays an ordinary man set to be a stand-in for Lowery in a western about Autry's famous grandfather. Autry, however, proves to be a worthy heir to the role when he foils a bank robbery while the

cameras are rolling. Withers plays a precocious brat who manages to scare Lowery into high tailing it from town, and Weaver is Autry's love interest. When Autry isn't playing his amiable self, his acting talents prove painfully useless and wooden. He just goes through the motions here.

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  • Review: "Mr. Autry has a unique way of projecting moods," wrote Bosley Crowther in a famous crack written about the singing cowboy in his New York Times review of SHOOTING HIGH. "He does not change expression; he just changes cowboy suits." Crowther's comments wer… (more)

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