The Strawberry Roan
|The Strawberry Roan|
Theatrical release poster
|Directed by||John English|
|Produced by||Armand Schaefer|
|Story by||Julian Zimet|
|Music by||Mischa Bakaleinikoff (uncredited)|
|Cinematography||Fred Jackman, Jr.|
|Edited by||Henry Batista|
|Distributed by||Columbia Pictures|
The Strawberry Roan is a 1948 American Western film directed by John English and starring Gene Autry, Gloria Henry, and Jack Holt. Based on a story by Julian Zimet, the film is about a singing cowboy who prevents the shooting of a horse that bucked a young boy off, paralyzing him. The cowboy trains the horse hoping to return it to the boy and help him overcome his disability.
Joe is paralyzed by a wild horse, a strawberry roan. His father, Walt, tries to kill the horse in anger but is unsuccessful and the horse escapes. Autry, who stopped Walt from killing the animal, is asked to leave the ranch. He finds the horse and trains it in the hopes of returning it to Joe to give him the will to overcome his disability.
- Gene Autry as Gene Autry
- Gloria Henry as Connie Bailey
- Jack Holt as Walt Bailey
- Dickie Jones as Joe Bailey
- Pat Buttram as Hank
- Rufe Davis as Chuck
- John McGuire as Bud Williams
- Eddy Waller as Steve
- Redd Harper as Andy
- Champion as Champ, the Strawberry Roan
- Santa Clarita, California, USA
- Andy Jauregui Ranch, Placerita Canyon Road, Newhall, California, USA
- Sedona, Arizona, USA
- "The Strawberry Roan" (Curley Fletcher) by Gene Autry
- "Texas Sandman" (Allan Roberts, Doris Fisher) by Gene Autry
- "The Angel Song (When the Angels turn the lights on in Heaven)" (Gene Austin, Curt Massey, Mary Millard) by Gene Autry
- "Can't Shake the Sands of Texas From My Shoes" (Gene Austin, Kenneth Pitts, Diane Johnston) by Gene Autry
- "When the White Roses Bloom in Red River Valley" by Gene Autry
- "The Strawberry Roan". Internet Movie Database. Retrieved July 23, 2012.
- "Full cast and crew for The Strawberry Roan". Internet Movie Database. Retrieved July 23, 2012.
- "Locations for The Strawberry Roan". Internet Movie Database. Retrieved July 23, 2012.
- "Soundtracks for The Strawberry Roan". Internet Movie Database. Retrieved July 23, 2012.
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