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Film Info

Saginaw Trail

1953
Columbia Pictures
Production #: 8151
57 minutes

Synopsis:
In 1827, the fur empire of Jules Brissac in Michigan's Saginaw Valley wilderness is threatened by advancing settlers. Miller Webb, Brissac's henchman, disguised as an Indian, leads renegade Delaware Indians against the settlers. Young settler Randy Lane is rescued from such a raid by Gene Autry, a captain in Hamilton's Rangers sent to investigate the murders of the settlers. Gene's assistant, Smiley Burnette, poses as a fur trapper and gets a job around Brissac's trading post. Gene and Smiley, aided by Randy and Flora Tourney, Brissac's niece, find evidence pointing to the guilt of Brissac and Webb, and round them up to make the region safe for settlers.

Cast:

Character: Performer:
Gene Autry Gene Autry
Smiley Burnette Smiley Burnette
Flora Tourney Connie Marshall
Jules Brissac Eugene Borden
Randy Lane Ralph Reed
Phillip Brissac Henry Blair
Miller Webb Myron Healey
Jean Leblanc Mickey Simpson
Champion Champion, World's Wonder Horse

Songs:

MAM'SELLE Smiley Burnette
BEAUTIFUL DREAMER Gene Autry
YANKEE DOODLE Smiley Burnette
WHEN IT'S PRAYER MEETIN' TIME IN THE HOLLOW Gene Autry

Crew:

A Gene Autry Production
Directed by George Archainbaud
Produced by Armand Schaefer
Story and Screenplay by Dorothy Yost, Dwight Cummins
Director of Photography William Bradford, A.S.C.
Art Director Ross Bellah
Film Editor James Sweeney, A.C.E.
Set Decorator Louis Diage
Assistant Director Carter DeHaven, Jr.
Musical Supervisor Paul Mertz
Musical Director Mischa Bakaleinikoff

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