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The Gene Autry Show

Doublecross Valley

Flying A Pictures
Season 1, Episode 8 (1-08)
Production #9
Network: CBS
Running Time: 30 minutes
Black and White

Original Air Date:
Sunday, September 10, 1950

Sponsor: Wrigley's Doublemint Chewing Gum

Brief Synopsis:

Gene sets out after a mysterious gang that has been trying to gain possession of a local ranch. During his investigation, he stumbles upon a legend of buried gold.

Detailed Synopsis:
Jed Parker and several of Quantrell's Raiders, fleeing with a U.S. Army paymaster's gold, dynamite a cliff to hide their wagon in order to evade their pursuers. As they bed down for the night, Parker kills the other raiders so he won't have to share the money. Years pass. Parker dies and a relative, Warren Kent, finds the story in his diary. The gold is hidden on a ranch belonging to Big Jim Watson, Sheriff Gene Autry's friend. To uncover the gold, Kent swears to get the property, ordering a series of raids. Pretending to be a friend, Kent wounds Idaho, an ex-convict, who tries to shoot Gene in the back. However, he also makes it known that he is interested in Gene's girl, Susan Watson, Big Jim's daughter. Jim's foreman notifies Jim of a raid on his ranch. Gene and Pat Buttram are unable to find the rustlers, so Jim's ranchmen quit. Later, when Jim himself is shot, Gene and Kent take off in hot pursuit. Kent kills Calico, one of his own men, to keep him from talking. Gene suggests putting the ranch up for sale to see who is really after it. When nothing happens, Gene sends Jim to the hospital and his cattle to the Circle J Ranch. Kent, thinking the ranch deserted, plays his hand and goes after the gold, but Gene intercepts him. Pat uncovers the money, but Kent and his heavies rob him and Gene. A free-for-all fight begins, during which Gene and Pat get the upper hand. The raiders are then finally handed over to the justice of the law.


Character: Performer:
Gene Autry Gene Autry
Pat Buttram Pat Buttram
Susan Watson Gail Davis
Warren Kent Harry Lauter
Big Jim Watson Stanley Andrews
Calico William Haade
Brent Michael Ragan
Jason Francis McDonald
Idaho Wade Crosby
Champion Champion, World's
Wonder Horse


Texans Never Cry Gene Autry


Executive in charge
of Production
Armand Schaefer
Directed by George Archainbaud
Producer Louis Gray
Screenplay J. Benton Cheney
Director of Photography William Bradford, A.S.C.
Film Editor Jodie Copelan
Musical Director Carl Cotner
Music Supervisor Irving Friedman
Recorded by Glen Glenn Sound Company

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