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The Gene Autry Show

Border Justice

Flying A Pictures
Season 3, Episode 6 (3-06)
Production #61
Network: CBS
Running Time: 30 minutes
Black and White

Original Air Date:
Tuesday, August 18, 1953

Sponsor: Wrigley's Doublemint Chewing Gum

Brief Synopsis:

Gene and Pat help the Mexican government when they trail smugglers.

Detailed Synopsis:

A deadly new explosive is smuggled over the U.S. border into Mexico, and innocent lives are lost by the careless handling of the unknown cargo. Because the explosions remain as much a mystery as the smuggling, a Mexican government official asks Gene Autry and Pat Buttram to help run down the gang. Pat, although trying to be helpful, is preoccupied with a layer cake and a cute French bakery owner. When the Mexican official is gunned down by the smugglers, clues left at the scene of the crime put Gene on the right trail. With Pat innocently holding a boxful of the explosives on his lap in a racing buckboard, Gene figures out the puzzle and tracks down the smugglers and their phony boss.


Character: Performer:
Gene Autry Gene Autry
Pat Buttram Pat Buttram
Mimi Sheila Ryan
Ramon Ortega Don Harvey
Ralph Steve Conte
Ned Pierce Lyden
Jose Julian Upton
Sheriff Edmund Cobb
Champion Champion, World's
Wonder Horse


Guns and Guitars Gene Autry


Executive in charge
of Production
Armand Schaefer
Directed by Wallace Fox
Producer Louis Gray
Screenplay Robert Schaefer & Eric Freiwald
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

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