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Fun Autry Fact:

When he was a young man, Gene received an offer from a professional baseball team to become a player. Gene turned down the offer because it would have meant a fifty-dollar-a-month pay cut from his telegrapher's job.

The Gene Autry Show

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Flying A Pictures
Season 1, Episode 11 (1-11)
Production #12
Network: CBS
Running Time: 30 minutes
Black and White

Original Air Date:
Sunday, October 1, 1950

Sponsor: Wrigley's Doublemint Chewing Gum

Brief Synopsis:

Champion helps Gene track down some outlaws when the "Wonder Horse" is entered in what turns out to be a fixed race.

Detailed Synopsis:

Gene Autry is in the middle of training Champion for the big Fourth of July Celebration race in Swiftwater when Sheriff Ewing rides in to deputize him. The sheriff needs extra help because the town is getting a little wild with holiday spirits. Gene's partner Hap Wallace and jockey Corky ride off to town to enter Champ themselves. At the roadside camp of Chuck Evans, an outlaw who has come to Swiftwater for a big robbery, Hap is talked into racing Champ against Chuck's horse Midnight. Hap bets Champ. Corky rides Champ, but the horse has been doctored, and so Chuck wins. Hap and Corky find out the race was fixed and are pursued by the outlaws. The jockey escapes and gets word to Gene, but Hap is captured. Gene has Corky fake a posse, while he rescues Hap. Later, the townspeople want to take Champ away from Chuck; Gene prevents it, but when Chuck calls him yellow, Gene whips him. On the day of the big race, Chuck sends his gang into town to blow the bank's safe where sixty thousand dollars in Indian reservation funds are stored. Gene, sensing the outlaw's plan, outwits them, captures Chuck after a chase and fight, and finally recovers his beloved "Wonder Horse."


Character: Performer:
Gene Autry Gene Autry
Hap Wallace Pat Buttram
Caroline Ewing Virginia Herrick
Sheriff Ewing Harry Harvey
Chuck Evans Kenne Duncan
Corky Jamel Frazier
Greasy Tom Neal
Rocky Bowman Zon Murray
Champion Champion, World's
Wonder Horse


There's a Rainbow
on the Rio Colorado
Gene Autry
Back in the Saddle Again Jamel Frazier


Executive in charge
of Production
Armand Schaefer
Directed by Frank McDonald
Producer Louis Gray
Screenplay Norman S. Hall
Director of Photography William Bradford
Film Editor Sherman Rose
Musical Director Carl Cotner
Music Supervisor Irving Friedman
Recorded by Glen Glenn Sound Company

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