The Strawberry Roan

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The Strawberry Roan
The Strawberry Roan Poster.jpg
Theatrical release poster
Directed by John English
Produced by Armand Schaefer
Screenplay by
Story by Julian Zimet
Starring
Music by Mischa Bakaleinikoff (uncredited)
Cinematography Fred Jackman, Jr.
Edited by Henry Batista
Distributed by Columbia Pictures
Release date
  • August 1, 1948 (1948-08-01) (U.S.)
Running time
79 minutes
Country United States
Language English

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.[1]

Plot[edit]

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.

Cast[edit]

Production[edit]

Stuntwork[edit]

Filming locations[edit]

Soundtrack[edit]

  • "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[4]

References[edit]

Citations
  1. ^ "The Strawberry Roan". Internet Movie Database. Retrieved July 23, 2012. 
  2. ^ a b "Full cast and crew for The Strawberry Roan". Internet Movie Database. Retrieved July 23, 2012. 
  3. ^ "Locations for The Strawberry Roan". Internet Movie Database. Retrieved July 23, 2012. 
  4. ^ "Soundtracks for The Strawberry Roan". Internet Movie Database. Retrieved July 23, 2012. 
Bibliography
  • George-Warren, Holly (2007). Public Cowboy no. 1: The Life and Times of Gene Autry. New York: Oxford University Press. ISBN 978-0195177466. 
  • Green, Douglas B. (2002). Singing in the Saddle: The History of the Singing Cowboy. Nashville: Vanderbilt University Press. ISBN 978-0826514127. 
  • Magers, Boyd (2007). Gene Autry Westerns. Madison, NC: Empire Publishing, Inc. ISBN 978-0944019498. 

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