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Film Info

Last of the Pony Riders

1953
Columbia Pictures
Production #: 8188
59 minutes

Synopsis:
Former Pony Express rider Gene Autry tries to set up a stage line to carry government mail. A trio of local schemers try to muscle in to get the government assignment for their own stage line, and they formulate a plan to discredit the Pony Express by causing a series of accidents. They almost succeed, until Gene and sidekick Smiley Burnette come to the aid of their former Pony Express pals and administer six-gun justice.

Last of the Pony Riders is Gene Autry's last feature film.

Cast:

Character: Performer:
Gene Autry Gene Autry
Smiley Burnette Smiley Burnette
Katie McEwen Kathleen Case
Johnny Blair Dick Jones
Tom McEwen John Downey
Clyde Vesey Howard Wright
Jess Hogan Arthur Space
Dutch Morgan Gregg Barton
Champion Champion, World's Wonder Horse

Songs:

SING ME A SONG OF THE SADDLE Gene Autry
SUGAR BABE Gene Autry and Smiley Burnette

Crew:

A Gene Autry Production
Director George Archainbaud
Producer Armand Schaefer
Story and Screenplay Ruth Woodman
Director of Photography William Bradford, A.S.C.
Art Director Ross Bellah
Film Editor James Sweeney, A.C.E.
Set Decorator David Montrose
Assistant Director Carter DeHaven, Jr.
Musical Supervisor Paul Mertz
Musical Director Ross DiMaggio

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