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DVD Box Set Information

Gene Autry Collection 1

November 15, 2011
By Timeless Media Group


Fully Restored and Uncut

Gene Autry is the only entertainer with all five stars on Hollywood's Walk of Fame, one each for Radio, Recording, Motion Pictures, Television and Live Performance. He was the silver screen's first singing cowboy and is credited with creating the genre of the musical B Western. As the star of 89 feature films, Gene brings music, comedy and action to each of his roles. Now, for the first time on DVD, Gene Autry's rollicking big screen adventures and unforgettable tunes are brought home in theses Western classics, fully restored and uncut from Autry's personal film archives.

Four fully restored films are featured in the Gene Autry Collection 1 DVD set.

Individual Film Synopses

Melody Trail
Running Time:
Approximately 60 minutes
Fully Restored and Uncut

When a gypsy steals his rodeo prize money, Gene Autry and pal, Frog Millhouse, hire on as ranch cooks and Gene is soon attracted to the rancher's daughter, the mischievous Millicent. Cowgirls have taken over for the cowboys, who are suspected of rustling cattle. Millicent's kleptomaniac St. Bernard, Souvenir, steals the gypsy's baby and confusion soon reigns as Millicent is mistaken for the infant's mother, the gypsies are mistaken for kidnapers, and the dog continues to pilfer things! Gene uses some modern tricks and sings a few songs to help the cowgirls capture the rustlers and ride the Melody Trail.

Melody Trail Special Features:

The Big Show
Running Time:
Approximately 71 minutes
Fully Restored and Uncut

Movie stunt-double Gene Autry must take the place of temperamental Western star Tom Ford (both roles are played by Gene) at the Texas Centennial. Gene's singing soon leads to complications with girlfreineds, studio executives, and gangsters. This 1936 release weas filmed on location at the Texas Centennial with musical guests The Beverly Hill Billies, Sons of the Pioneers (with Leonard Slye, later known as Roy Rogers), The Jones Boys, and The Light Crust Doughboys.

The Big Show Special Features:

Boots and Saddles
Running Time:
Approximately 59 minutes
Fully Restored and Uncut

A British youngster inherits a ranch so heavily burdened with taxes that only by selling the wild mustangs on the range to the Armed Forces can he keep the property. Foreman Gene Autry and his sidekick, Frog Millhouse, befriend the boy and become involved in a series of misadventures with the Army colonel's uninhibited daughter and other personnel at the Post.

Boots and Saddles Special Features:

Rhythm of the Saddle
Running Time:
Approximately 58 minutes
Fully Restored and Uncut

Gene Autry is the ranch foreman for Maureen McClure and must protect her interests when rival ranchers and a gambler attempt to steal the rodeo franchise away from her Silver Saddle Ranch. When a series of “accidents” occur it is up to Gene and his sidekick, Smiley Burnette, to uncover the plot and reveal the bad guys with a trick or two of modern technology during a big stagecoach race.

Rhythm of the Saddle Special Features:

Two-DVD Box Set
Audio Format: Mono Screen Format: Full Frame
Color: B&W Original Languages: English
Other Languages: None Region Code: Region 1
(U.S. and Canada only)
Running Time:
429 minutes
Not Rated
Closed Captioned

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