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Guns Below the Border

Flying A Pictures
Season 5, Episode 6 (5-06)
Production #83
Network: CBS
Running Time: 30 minutes

Original Air Date:
Saturday, November 5, 1955

Sponsor: Wrigley's Doublemint Chewing Gum

Brief Synopsis:

Gene is on the trail of an arms-smuggling gang, following them to the Mexican border where he joins with a law-enforcement officer to stop the gang’s crooked operations.

Detailed Synopsis:

U.S. Border Patrol Agent Gene Autry and Mexican patrol captain Fernando learn that Gregorio, an Apache renegade, is attempting to stir up a revolution below the border with guns smuggled from the Arizona territory. The captain's job is to trap Gregorio, and Gene's job is to put any Americans involved in the conspiracy on trial. Meanwhile, teamster Pat Buttram is hired to haul a mission bell across the border from Bisbee to San Angelo. Neither Pat nor the mission's kindly old Padre is aware that their wagon is also hauling an illegal shipment of Winchester rifles. Gene has an encounter with Gregorio on the Arizona side, but is forced to abandon official pursuit when the renegade crosses the border. However, Capitan Fernando, unable to follow Gregorio to Arizona, grants Gene permission to cross "unofficially." Below the border, Gene discovers the rifles hidden in Pat's wagon and sets a trap that will not only catch Gregorio, but the men who sold him the illegal guns. When the trail leads back to the Arizona side, Gene returns Fernando's courtesy by now allowing him to cross the border "unofficially." Together, Gene and Capitan Fernando capture Gregorio and the American criminals involved.


Character: Performer:
Gene Autry Gene Autry
Pat Buttram Pat Buttram
Jim Banning Myron Healey
Steve Banning Keith Richards
Gregorio Lane Bradford
Capitan Fernando George J. Lewis
Padre Francisco Rio David Leonard
Marquita Eugenia Paul
"Cyclops" Steve Conte
Small Boy David Saber
Champion Champion, World's
Wonder Horse


Marcheta Gene Autry
Under Fiesta Stars Gene Autry


Executive in charge
of Production
Armand Schaefer
Directed by George Archainbaud
Teleplay by John K. Butler
Producer Louis Gray
Director of Photography William Bradford, A.S.C.
Supervising Film Editor Anthony Wollner
Film Editor Jack Wheeler
Musical Director Carl Cotner
Music Supervisor Irving Friedman
Musical Score Walter Greene
Music Editor Erma E. Levin
Assistant Director Clark Paylow
Recorded by Glen Glenn Sound Company