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Film Info

The Cowboy and
the Indians

1949
Columbia Pictures
Production #: 924
70 minutes

Synopsis:
Rancher Gene Autry runs in to opposition from Martin, the crafty and crooked trading post proprietor, when he attempts to aid neighboring Navajos suffering from malnutrition. When the Navajo Chief is found unconscious and his priceless turquoise necklace gone, Lakohna, next in line to be chief, is falsely blamed. Soon Gene and Lakohna combine forces to take down Martin and help the starving tribe.

Cast:

Character: Performer:
Gene Autry Gene Autry
Nan Palmer Sheila Ryan
Martin Frank Richards
Tom Garber Hank Patterson
Lakohna Jay Silverheels
Lucy Broken Arm Claudia Drake
Rona George Nokes
Broken Arm Charles Stevens
Fred Bradley Alex Frazer
Ed Clayton Moore
Champion Champion, World's Wonder Horse

Songs:

INDIAN CHANT Chief Yowlachie
ONE LITTLE INDIAN BOY Gene Autry
AMERICA Children
HERE COMES SANTA CLAUS (RIGHT DOWN SANTA CLAUS LANE) Gene Autry and Children
SILENT NIGHT Gene Autry and Children

Crew:

A Gene Autry Production
Directed by John English
Produced by Armand Schaefer
Written by Dwight Cummins – Dorothy Yost
Director of Photography William Bradford
Art Director Harold MacArthur
Film Editor Henry Batista
Set Decorator Louis Diage
Musical Supervisor Paul Mertz
Musical Director Mischa Bakaleinikoff

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