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Film Info

Pack Train

1953
Columbia Pictures
Production #: 8146
57 minutes

Synopsis:
When Sunshine Valley settlers face disaster because of a food and medicine shortage, Gene Autry and Dan Coleman purchase supplies in Trail's End, but additional supplies, promised by Ross McLain and Lola Riker, operators of the town's only store, are not forthcoming. They've been auctioned off during a mining boom at premium prices. Battling off a hijack band, Gene gets a shipment of supplies through to Sunshine Valley with the aid of drayman Smiley Burnette, but not in time to prevent the death of a little girl due to lack of medicine. In a showdown battle with McLain, leader of the hijack mob, Gene captures him for trial with Lola.

Cast:

Character: Performer:
Gene Autry Gene Autry
Smiley Burnette Smiley Burnette
Jennifer Coleman Gail Davis
Ross McLain Kenne Duncan
Lola Riker Sheila Ryan
Dan Coleman Tom London
Champion Champion, World's Wonder Horse

Songs:

HOMINY GRITS Smiley Burnette
GOD'S LITTLE CANDLES Gene Autry
WAGON TRAIN Gene Autry, Smiley Burnette

Crew:

A Gene Autry Production
Director George Archainbaud
Producer Armand Schaefer
Story and Screenplay Norman S. Hall
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

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