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Film Info

Twilight on the Rio Grande

1947
Republic Pictures
Production #: 1602
71 minutes

Synopsis:
Gene Autry's investigation of the murder of his partner, Dusty, leads him to Mexico, where he becomes involved with the beautiful singer, Elena del Rio, whose father has also been killed. Suspecting that both murders are related, Gene finds a jewelry smuggling ring behind the nefarious business.

Cast:

Character: Performer:
Gene Autry Gene Autry
Pokie Sterling Holloway
Elena Del Rio Adele Mara
Dusty Bob Steele
Henry Blackstone Charles Evans
Mucho Pesos Martin Garralaga
Jake Short Howard J. Negley
Capitan Gonzales George J. Lewis
Torres Nacho Galindo
Joe Tex Terry
Cass County Boys Cass County Boys
Champion, Jr. Champion, Jr. Wonder Horse of the West

Songs:

IT'S MY LAZY DAY Cass County Boys
THE PRETTY KNIFE GRINDER Adele Mara
I TIPPED MY HAT AND SLOWLY RODE AWAY Gene Autry, Sterling Holloway and Cass County Boys
TWILIGHT ON THE RIO GRANDE Gene Autry and Cass County Boys
THE OLD LAMPLIGHTER Gene Autry
GREAT GRAND DAD Sterling Holloway and Cass County Boys
THE PRETTY KNIFE GRINDER Gene Autry and Adele Mara
TWILIGHT ON THE RIO GRANDE Gene Autry and Adele Mara

Crew:

Directed by Frank McDonald
Associate Producer Armand Schaefer
Original Screenplay Dorrell and Stuart E. McGowan
Director of Photography William Bradford
Musical Director Morton Scott
Second Unit Director Yakima Canutt
Film Editor Harry Keller
Sound Victor B. Appel
Art Director Frank Hotaling
Set Decorations John McCarthy, Jr. and Helen Hansard
Makeup Supervision Bob Mark