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The Gene Autry Show

Hot Lead and Old Lace

Flying A Pictures
Season 2, Episode 20 (2-20)
Production #46
Network: CBS
Running Time: 30 minutes
Black and White

Original Air Date:
Friday, February 15, 1952

Sponsor: Wrigley's Doublemint Chewing Gum

Brief Synopsis:

Gene and Pat help a courageous old lady defend a ranch after the owner is murdered.

Detailed Synopsis:

Foreman Gene Autry's boss Pete Munroe is killed by unidentified gunmen. Maud, Pete's elderly Boston niece with a mouthful of malapropisms and a body full of spirit and fire, arrives to take over the ranch. She is inclined to sell, but is persuaded by Gene to keep the property because Gene believes that old Pete's murderer must have wanted the ranch for unknown reasons. He has his hands full solving the enigma of why the modest Munroe ranch is worth two murders. Finally, with the help of pseudo-magician Pat Buttram, Gene tracks down the culprit, Chad Matthews, who had wanted to use the Munroe property for rustling activities.


Character: Performer:
Gene Autry Gene Autry
Pat Buttram Pat Buttram
Maud Munroe Mira McKinney
Chad Matthews Harry Lauter
Pete Munroe Steve Clark
Cody Don Harvey
Max Bob Wilke
Champion Champion, World's
Wonder Horse


Home on the Range Gene Autry


Executive in charge
of Production
Armand Schaefer
Directed by George Archainbaud
Producer Louis Gray
Screenplay Robert Schaefer
and Eric Freiwald
Director of Photography William Bradford, A.S.C.
Film Editor Jodie Copelan
Musical Director Carl Cotner
Music Supervisor Irving Friedman
Musical Score Walter Greene
Assistant Director Stanley Neufeld
Recorded by Glen Glenn Sound Company

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