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Fun Autry Fact:

According to a 1948 Life magazine article, "if [Gene's records] were all shipped to one place, [they] would make up a freight train solid with Western songs and be more than a mile long."

The Gene Autry Show

Cold Decked

Flying A Pictures
Season 3, Episode 10 (3-10)
Production #56
Network: CBS
Running Time: 30 minutes
Black and White

Original Air Date:
Tuesday, September 15, 1953

Sponsor: Wrigley's Doublemint Chewing Gum

Brief Synopsis:

Gene fights for justice when a local banker, who is believed to have embezzled bank funds, is threatened by a half-crazed lynch mob.

Detailed Synopsis:

Snake River's citizens are thrown into a furor when Ben Tansey, the local banker, mysteriously disappears and is believed to have embezzled the bank's funds. While checking Tansey's house, Sheriff Jeb Warner is attacked by a pair of drygulchers, one of whom rides the missing banker's horse. Gene Autry saves the lawman's life and takes over the investigation with the able assistance of his pal, Pat Buttram. After exceedingly clever detective work on Gene's part, plus plenty of exciting fisticuffs and gunplay, the real crooks are rounded up, and Tansey is saved from decorating a cottonwood tree.


Character: Performer:
Gene Autry Gene Autry
Pat Buttram Pat Buttram
Ben Tansey Stanley Andrews
Sheriff Jeb Warner Alan Bridge
Lee Strickland Henry Rowland
Snuffy Terry Frost
Blake Myron Healey
Rich Gregg Barton
Ed Martin Kenne Duncan
Elliott Ted Mapes
Thompson Bob Woodward
Champion Champion, World's
Wonder Horse


The Yellow Rose of Texas
(Exact same footage and performance as episode
#42, "Rock River Feud")
Gene Autry


Executive in charge
of Production
Armand Schaefer
Directed by Wallace Fox
Producer Louis Gray
Screenplay Elizabeth Beecher
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 Harry Mancke
Recorded by Glen Glenn Sound Company

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