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Hoodoo Canyon

Flying A Pictures
Season 4, Episode 7 (4-07)
Production #67
Network: CBS
Running Time: 30 minutes
Black and White

Original Air Date:
Tuesday, August 17, 1954

Sponsor: Wrigley's Doublemint Chewing Gum

Brief Synopsis:

The owner of a seemingly jinxed stageline enlists Gene and Pat’s help to find the real cause behind a series of robberies.

Detailed Synopsis:

At a loss to stop the trouble with his stageline, Jim Saunders enlists the aid of Gene Autry and his astrology-quoting pal, Pat Buttram, to help him solve his difficulties. Jim's spoiled son, Ray, in love with Linda, the daughter of crooked Jason McKee, unwittingly assists McKee with information about the stageline. Gene captures Burke, one of McKee's henchmen, but Pat lets him escape. Linda, using her love as an excuse, goads Ray into telling her father that Gene is taking the payroll on the stage. McKee puts his henchman to the task, not knowing that Gene and Jim Saunders have decided to change places at the last minute. Ray discovers his mistake, tells McKee to call off the deal, and goes to aid his father. McKee sends the henchmen after Ray, while Gene follows. Burke and Slade open fire and wound Ray, just as Gene arrives. Burke gets away, but Gene catches him in McKee's office asking for his cut of the money. After a knockdown, drag out fight, the stageline trouble is solved, the culprits brought to justice, and peace reigns again.


Character: Performer:
Gene Autry Gene Autry
Pat Buttram Pat Buttram
Linda McKee Rochelle Stanton
Jason McKee Arthur Space
Ray Saunders James Best
Jim Saunders Forrest Taylor
Slade Rory Mallinson
Burke Gregg Barton
Stage Driver William Fawcett
Champion Champion, World's
Wonder Horse


A Hill Billy Wedding in June Gene Autry


Executive in charge
of Production
Armand Schaefer
Directed by Ross Lederman
Producer Louis Gray
Screenplay Fred Myton
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