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Film Info

Sunset in Wyoming

1941
Republic Pictures
Production #: 1102
65 minutes

Synopsis:
Gene Autry and his fellow ranchmen try to force the Wentworth Lumber Company to plant new trees in place of those which they cut down. Unfortunately the owner of the Lumber Company, Asa Wentworth, is dominated by his granddaughter, Billie, who imagines herself in love with Larry Drew, ruthless general manager of the Wentworth lumber interests. Asa, fearing that open opposition to Drew would drive the obstinate Billie to elope, secretly helps Gene and Frog plan an elaborate plot to have Mount Warner declared a State Park and wildlife shrine, in order to prevent its ruthless stripping by Asa's own company. Billie spreads the rumor that there is no wildlife on Mount Warner, which is true, and invites her friends to see for themselves. Gene and Frog immediately stock the place with game. The ruse is successful to a point - Frog's wild imagination has stretched too far, and he has brought in zebras, bears, and lions from the zoo. The absurd situation exposes them as perpetrators of the hoax. Before the party leaves Mount Warner, a storm comes up. When Asa is washed into a mountain torrent, Drew proves to be the coward he is when he makes no attempt to rescue him. Gene and Frog stage a spectacular rescue and save Asa. Billie sees for herself the devastation caused by the mutilation of the mountain and she is won over to Gene's side.

Cast:

Character: Performer:
Gene Autry Gene Autry
Frog Millhouse Smiley Burnette
Asa Wentworth George Cleveland
Billie Wentworth Maris Wrixon
Larry Drew Robert Kent
Mrs. Peabody Sarah Edwards
Jim Haines Monte Blue
Cornelius Peabody Dick Elliot
Phipps John Dilson
Bull Wilson Stanley Blystone
Champion Champion

Songs:

I WAS BORN IN OLD WYOMING Gene Autry, Smiley Burnette
THERE'S A HOME IN WYOMIN' Gene Autry
TWENTY-ONE YEARS Gene Autry
CASEY JONES Gene Autry, Smiley Burnette
SING ME A SONG OF THE SADDLE Gene Autry
SING ME A SONG OF THE SADDLE Gene Autry

Crew:

Director William Morgan
Associate Producer Harry Grey
Screenplay Ivan Goff, Ann Morrison Chapin
Original Story Joe Blair
Production Manager Al Wilson
Photography Reggie Lanning
Film Editor Tony Martinelli
Musical Supervisor Raoul Kraushaar

Watch a Clip from Sunset in Wyoming: