Sioux City Sue

  • 1946
  • Movie
  • NR
  • Western

Autry's first postwar film features one of his more unusual plots. He is spotted by talent scout Roberts, who whisks him off to Hollywood for a starring role in a new western musical. It turns out this picture is an animated cartoon and Autry's "starring role" is the voice of a singing donkey. Naturally the cattleman is more than a little upset at being...read more

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Autry's first postwar film features one of his more unusual plots. He is spotted by talent scout Roberts, who whisks him off to Hollywood for a starring role in a new western musical. It turns out this picture is an animated cartoon and Autry's "starring role" is the voice of a singing

donkey. Naturally the cattleman is more than a little upset at being tricked, and he heads home for some real western action. Seems some bad guys want to blow up his dam and drown all his livestock. This is stopped, thanks to Roberts' warning, and all is righted between Autry and the film studio.

How Roberts knew about the dam explosion is one of the film's more outrageous flaws, but the movie does have some good production values and plenty of songs, including the title tune which was quite popular. Other songs by Jimmy Hodges, Dick Thomas, Gonzale Roig, Jack Sherr, A. Rodriguez, John Rex

and Sosnik Adams include: "Ridin' Double," "Someday You'll Want Me to Want You," "Chisholm Trail," "Yours," and "You Stole My Heart." Autry warbles all the songs, some more than once.

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