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Film Info

Silver Canyon

1951
Columbia Pictures
Production #: 8016
70 minutes

Synopsis:
During the Civil War, U.S. Army scouts Gene Autry and "Cougar" Claggett are detailed to bring in Confederate guerilla raider Wade McQuarrie, who is interfering with Federal supply lines. They track the raiders to Gateway, a frontier Army post commanded by Colonel Middler who has a daughter, Dell, and a son, Walt, a McQuarrie sympathizer. Gene and Dell are captured by McQuarrie but escape. Together with Walt, who repents his previous alliance, they put an end to McQuarrie's plundering.

Cast:

Character: Performer:
Gene Autry Gene Autry
"Cougar" Claggett Pat Buttram
Dell Middler Gail Davis
Wade McQuarrie Jim Davis
Walt Middler Bob Steele
Colonel Middler Edgar Dearing
Luke Anders Richard Alexander
Irv Wyatt Terry Frost
Laughing Jack Peter Mamakos
Champion Champion, World's Wonder Horse

Songs:

RIDIN' DOWN THE CANYON Studio Singers
RIDIN' DOWN THE CANYON Gene Autry
FORT WORTH JAIL Gene Autry
RIDIN' DOWN THE CANYON Gene Autry, Studio Singers

Crew:

A Gene Autry Production
Director John English
Producer Armand Schaefer
Screenplay Gerald Geraghty
Based on a Story by Alan James
Director of Photography William Bradford
Art Director Charles Clague
Film Editor James Sweeney
Set Decorator Frank Tuttle
Musical Supervisor Paul Mertz
Musical Director Mischa Bakaleinikoff

Watch a Clip from Silver Canyon: