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In 1950, Gene was named one of "America's Ten Best-Dressed Men."

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Film Info

The Blazing Sun

1950
Columbia Pictures
Production #: 967
70 minutes

Synopsis:
Gene Autry hunts bank robbers Al Bartlett and Trot Lucas with his old friend Mike. To throw off his pursuers, Bartlett kills Lucas and his own brother. When an attractive young woman claims to be Bartlett's widow, Gene saves her from the irate townspeople who are not aware that she really is the daughter of a law officer killed by Bartlett. Ben Luder, a shady local character, tricks Bartlett into accompanying him into town by explaining he has arranged to have Doc Taylor do plastic surgery on him. En route, they meet Doc and his assistant and Luder's ruse is exposed. Bartlett kills Luder and forces Doc to drive him to the railroad. Gene, in a scorching fight atop a runaway train, captures the bandit.

Cast:

Character: Performer:
Gene Autry Gene Autry
Mike Pat Buttram
Helen Ellis Lynne Roberts
Kitty Kelly Anne Gwynne
Doc Taylor Edward Norris
Al Bartlett Kenne Duncan
Ben Luber Alan Hale, Jr.
Trot Lucas Gregg Barton
Sheriff Phillips Steve Darrell
Tom Ellis Tom London
Champion Champion, World's Wonder Horse

Songs:

ALONG THE NAVAJO TRAIL Gene Autry
BRUSH THOSE TEARS FROM YOUR EYES Gene Autry

Crew:

A Gene Autry Production
Director John English
Producer Armand Schaefer
Writer Jack Townley
Director of Photography William Bradford
Art Director Harold MacArthur
Film Editor James Sweeney
Set Decorator George Montgomery
Musical Supervisor Paul Mertz
Musical Director Mischa Bakaleinikoff

Watch a Clip from The Blazing Sun: