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Film Info

The Last Round-Up

1947
Columbia Pictures
Production #: 892
77 minutes

Synopsis:
When Mesa City announces plans to build an aqueduct from the river bordering an Indian reservation, both the Indians and the ranchers in the valley protest, as their land will be useless when the aqueduct drains the river. Rancher Gene Autry makes a deal with the Mesa City officials - the Indians will be given better land in return for their reservation and the ranchers will be paid a high price for their holdings. Local bankers Charlie Mason and his son, Matt, are opposed to the deal, for it will enable the ranchers to pay off their debts and prevent the Masons from foreclosing on their land. The Indians are also reluctant to leave the land of their ancestors, but Gene finally convinces them. To stall the project, Mason seizes schoolteacher Carol Taylor's father's land. Taylor has two days to pay, and Gene and the other ranchers pool their cattle to save Taylor and themselves from financial ruin. The Indians, stirred up by Matt Mason, try to stampede the cattle drive. The herd is safely brought to market and Mason is paid. The Indians are embittered at Gene, but Carol convinces them of his honesty and Matt's treachery. Gene captures Matt, who murdered Gene's friend Jeff Henry. Jeff's widow is appointed teacher of the new Indian school after Carol resigns. Gene, on Champion, rides off with Carol.

The Last Round-Up is Gene's first film with Columbia Pictures and the first "Gene Autry Production."

Cast:

Character: Performer:
Gene Autry Gene Autry
Carol Taylor Jean Heather
Mason Ralph Morgan
Lydia Henry Carol Thurston
Matt Mason Mark Daniels
Mike Henry Bobby Blake
Jeff Henry Russ Vincent
Musical Group The Texas Rangers
Champion Champion

Songs:

LAST ROUND-UP Gene Autry and Studio Singers
SHE'LL BE COMIN' ROUND THE MOUNTAIN Gene Autry and Children
YOU CAN'T SEE THE SUN WHEN YOU'RE CRYING Gene Autry and The Texas Rangers
ONE HUNDRED SIXTY ACRES Gene Autry and The Texas Rangers
AN APPLE FOR THE TEACHER Gene Autry
THE LAST ROUND-UP Gene Autry

Crew:

A Gene Autry Production
Director John English
Producer Armand Schaefer
Screenplay Jack Townley, Earle Snell
Story Jack Townley
Director of Photography William Bradford
Film Editor Aaron Stell
Art Director Harold MacArthur
Set Decorations Frank Tuttle
Musical Supervisor Paul Mertz
Musical Director Mischa Bakaleinikoff
Song: THE LAST ROUND-UP Billy Hill