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The Gene Autry Show

Outlaw Warning

Flying A Pictures
Season 4, Episode 13 (4-13)
Production #76
Network: CBS
Running Time: 30 minutes
Black and White

Original Air Date:
Saturday, October 2, 1954

Sponsor: Wrigley's Doublemint Chewing Gum

Brief Synopsis:

A killer, convicted on evidence given by Pat, swears revenge on both Pat and the presiding judge.

Detailed Synopsis:

Pat Buttram's damning testimony convicts Corey Fordham of killing Duane Simmons. Judge Lockwood sentences Fordham to jail, but he escapes, swearing vengeance on both Pat and the judge. Terrified, Pat telegraphs Gene Autry for protection. Gene finds Pat barricaded in a veritable fortress, with bear traps, rope slings, alarm signals, and threatening signs surrounding Pat's small ranch house. In addition, Pat wears a suit of armor and a bulletproof vest. Meanwhile, Simmons' widow, Louise, and children, Billy and Betsy, prepare to move because they can no longer afford their ranch. Gene convinces Pat to give the family his $5,000 reward money so that they can stay. Despite Gene's watchful eye, Fordham's henchmen capture Judge Lockwood, Pat, and Billy, who had gone to collect the money from Pat. Fordham makes the judge and Pat the defendants of a mock trial and sentences them to death. Following a trail of hundred dollar bills, which Pat and Billy dropped on the way to Fordham's, Gene arrives in time to stop the execution and capture the vengeful killer and his men.


Character: Performer:
Gene Autry Gene Autry
Pat Buttram Pat Buttram
Louise Simmons Sheila Ryan
Corey Fordham Myron Healey
Ray Lee Van Cleef
Judge Lockwood Stanley Andrews
Deputy Harry Harvey
Billy Simmons Mickey Little
Betsy Simmons Melinda Plowman
Bricker Gregg Barton
Telegrapher Budd Buster
Champion Champion, World's
Wonder Horse


A Heart as Big as Texas Gene Autry


Executive in charge
of Production
Armand Schaefer
Directed by George Archainbaud
Producer Louis Gray
Screenplay Robert Schaefer & Eric Freiwald
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