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In 1940, and probably for several years before and after, the Gene Autry cap pistol was the main industry in Kenton, Ohio, a town of then 7,000.

The Gene Autry Show

Dry Gulch at Devil's Elbow

Flying A Pictures
Season 3, Episode 9 (3-09)
Production #66
Network: CBS
Running Time: 30 minutes
Black and White

Original Air Date:
Tuesday, September 8, 1953

Sponsor: Wrigley's Doublemint Chewing Gum

Brief Synopsis:

Gene is called in to help a sheriff who is having trouble with a band of outlaws. It is Pat, though, who stumbles on a lead when he tells some tall tales which are believed.

Detailed Synopsis:

Sheriff Higgins, faced with a band of outlaws, a scheming gambler, and in danger of losing his badge, calls Gene Autry for help. While the sheriff explains the situation to Gene, Pat Buttram spins tall tales to a couple of kids outside. Two strangers, overhearing Pat's story, grab him. Gene goes to Pat's rescue, but is ambushed on his way through Devil's Elbow. Both he and Pat are taken to the hideout of Snap Larkin, who believes that Pat knows where "The Sly Fox" buried the half a million dollars he stole in a series of bank robberies. Because Gene and Pat are in a tough spot, Pat feigns amnesia long enough for Gene to formulate an escape plan. Gene, of course, manages to outwit Larkin, capture the gang and break up the gambler's scheme to take over Cartersville.


Character: Performer:
Gene Autry Gene Autry
Pat Buttram Pat Buttram
Bud Drake Clayton Moore
Snap Larkin John Doucette
Jack Hager Ross Ford
Sheriff Higgins Joe McGuinn
Hank Jorday Ewing Brown
Chuck Dugan Sandy Sanders
Champion Champion, World's
Wonder Horse


Fetch Me Down My
Trusty Forty-Five
Gene Autry


Executive in charge
of Production
Armand Schaefer
Directed by George Archainbaud
Producer Louis Gray
Screenplay William Telaak
Director of Photography William Bradford, A.S.C.
Film Editor William Ziegler, A.C.E.
Musical Director Carl Cotner
Music Supervisor Irving Friedman
Musical Score Walter Greene
Assistant Director Gilbert Kay
Recorded by Glen Glenn Sound Company