“Oh Susanna” is a 1936 western film directed by Joseph Kane and starring Gene Autry, Smiley Burnette, and Frances Grant. The story follows the adventures of a singing cowboy named Gene Autry who travels to a small town in the west to investigate the mysterious disappearance of his friend and mentor, Uncle Joe.
Gene discovers that Uncle Joe had been working as a prospector and had discovered a rich vein of gold before his disappearance. However, the local sheriff and his corrupt deputy are also aware of the gold and are determined to get their hands on it. Gene teams up with his sidekick Frog (Smiley Burnette) and a local girl named Sally (Frances Grant) to try and solve the mystery of Uncle Joe’s disappearance and protect the gold from falling into the wrong hands.
Along the way, Gene also gets to sing a number of popular songs, including the title song “Oh Susanna,” which became a hit for the film and for Autry himself. As the story unfolds, Gene and his friends must use their wits and their fighting skills to outsmart the corrupt lawmen and protect the gold from their clutches.
In the end, justice is served, and Gene and Sally ride off into the sunset together. “Oh Susanna” is a classic western adventure that features thrilling action, catchy songs, and colorful characters. It remains a beloved film among fans of the genre and a testament to the enduring popularity of the singing cowboy.
Gene Autry, Smiley Burnette, Frances Grant