Director: Joseph Kane
Starring: Gene Autry
It would be somewhat the birth of a new sub-genre known as the western musical, and the introduction of the “Singing Cowboy” when Gene Autry takes his place on the screen in Tumbling Tumbleweeds. The young country-western singer/songwriter was still a novice to the motion picture world, appearing in small, uncredited roles and later in an unthinkable science fiction/western that is not well remembered. This film, however, would be the official start of what would forever be his persona as the Singing Cowboy in the first motion picture of a small newly formed production company in a film made for next to nothing. Considering its cost the film would be a respectable success launching a career that would turn Autry into a country/western legend.