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Film Info

On Top of Old Smoky

1953
Columbia Pictures
Production #: 8118
60 minutes

Synopsis:
Gene Autry, star of a singing show with the Cass County Boys billed as "Gene Autry and his Texas Rangers," is mistaken for a real Ranger in the tough town of Mountain City. Gene soon swings into action to help Jen Larrabee, the owner of a toll road who is having trouble with the local eye doctor and a local gambler who want Jen to relinquish her property which contains valuable mica deposits. In an exciting showdown, Gene outsmarts and outfights the villains and then, with the help of his sidekick Smiley Burnette and the Cass County Boys, turns them over to the real Texas Rangers.

Cast:

Character: Performer:
Gene Autry Gene Autry
Smiley Burnette Smiley Burnette
Jen Larrabee Gail Davis
"Doc" Judson Grandon Rhodes
Lila Maryland Sheila Ryan
McQuaid Kenne Duncan
Musical Group Cass County Boys
Champion Champion, World's Wonder Horse

Songs:

ON TOP OF OLD SMOKEY Gene Autry
I HANG MY HEAD AND CRY Gene Autry, Smiley Burnette
TRAIL TO MEXICO Cass County Boys
I SAW HER FIRST Smiley Burnette
IF IT WASN'T FOR THE RAIN Gene Autry, Cass County Boys
ON TOP OF OLD SMOKEY Gene Autry, Cass County Boys

Crew:

A Gene Autry Production
Director George Archainbaud
Producer Armand Schaefer
Story and Screenplay Gerald Geraghty
Director of Photography William Bradford, A.S.C.
Art Director George Brooks
Film Editor James Sweeney, A.C.E.
Set Decorator Frank Tuttle
Assistant Director Paul Donnelly
Musical Supervisor Paul Mertz
Musical Director Mischa Bakaleinikoff

Watch a Clip from On Top of Old Smoky: