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The Gene Autry Show

Boots and Ballots

Flying A Pictures
Season 4, Episode 12 (4-12)
Production #77
Network: CBS
Running Time: 30 minutes
Black and White

Original Air Date:
Saturday, September 25, 1954

Sponsor: Wrigley's Doublemint Chewing Gum

Brief Synopsis:

The fight for mayor in a small town election gets out of hand when a murder takes place. Gene takes matters into his own hands as he fights for a decent community.

Detailed Synopsis:

Gene Autry is sheriff of a frontier town in the midst of a bitter local election. The candidates are Mary Sanders, a remarkably capable woman of fifty-two, and Thatcher Bowden, an intelligent, but ruthless man of thirty-five. Mary's stoutest campaigners are Deputy Sheriff Pat Buttram and a harmonica playing young boy named Eddie. A professional gunman, a cold-blooded murder, and a kidnapping set the stage when Gene goes into action to fight for a clean and decent community.


Character: Performer:
Gene Autry Gene Autry
Pat Buttram Pat Buttram
Mary Sanders Mira McKinney
Yancy Rick Vallin
Thatcher Bowden Kenne Duncan
Austin Gregg Barton
Slater Terry Frost
Eddie Howard McNeely
Musical Group The Cass County Boys
Champion Champion, World's
Wonder Horse


Mama Don't Like Music Gene Autry


Executive in charge
of Production
Armand Schaefer
Directed by George Archainbaud
Producer Louis Gray
Screenplay Robert Schaefer & Eric Friewald
Director of Photography William Bradford, A.S.C.
Film Editor Jack Wheeler
Musical Director Carl Cotner
Music Supervisor Irving Friedman
Musical Score Walter Greene
Assistant Director Stanley Neufeld
Recorded by Glen Glenn Sound Company