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Fun Autry Fact:

Gene had the ability to take instant catnaps, awakening a few minutes later refreshed and ready for the next task.

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Film Info

Bells of Capistrano

1942
Columbia Pictures
Production #: 1203
73 minutes

Synopsis:
A feud between two rival rodeo companies accelerates when both want Gene Autry, the popular singing cowboy, as a crowd-drawing added attraction. When the Worldwide Wild West Show hires Gene, it gains in popularity. In order to gain a contract for Madison Square Garden, competitor Stag Johnson stoops to violence and skullduggery to squash Worldwide thoroughly and put Gene out of commission.

Cast:

Character: Performer:
Gene Autry Gene Autry
Frog Millhouse Smiley Burnette
Jennifer Benton Virginia Grey
Pa McCracken Lucien Littlefield
Stag Johnson Morgan Conway
Ma McCracken Claire Du Brey
Tex Charles Cane
Tadpole Millhouse Joseph Strauch, Jr.
Jackie Laval Marla Shelton
Jed Johnson Tristram Coffin
Champion Champion

Songs:

FORGIVE ME Gene Autry
AT SUNDOWN Gene Autry
FORT WORTH JAIL Gene Autry
IN OLD CAPISTRANO Gene Autry, Extras
DON'T BITE THE HAND THAT'S FEEDING YOU Gene Autry

Crew:

Director William Morgan
Associate Producer Harry Grey
Original Screenplay Lawrence Kimble
Photography Reggie Lanning
Film Editor Edward Mann
Art Director Ralph Oberg
Interior Decorator Otto Siegel
Musical Supervisor Morton Scott
Musical Settings Dave Gould

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