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The Gene Autry Show

Feuding Friends

Flying A Pictures
Season 5, Episode 9 (5-09)
Production #89
Network: CBS
Running Time: 30 minutes

Original Air Date:
Saturday, November 26, 1955

Sponsor: Wrigley's Doublemint Chewing Gum

Brief Synopsis:

In a plot to uncover a counterfeiting ring, Gene and Pat pretend to be bitter enemies.

Detailed Synopsis:

A counterfeiting gang, operating in Red Canyon, distributes spurious banknotes through one of its members, the local bank teller. Short-term visitors to town put their money in the bank for safekeeping; when they draw it out, the teller gives them excellent counterfeit bills instead. George Elkhart, owner of the Red Canyon hotel, is the head of the gang. Due to attempted stagecoach holdups (perpetrated deliberately by Elkhart’s men to scare incoming visitors), Elkhart has no difficulty convincing frightened newcomers that the bank is the best place for their cash. Enlisted by a Washington Federal agent to track down the counterfeiters, Gene Autry and Pat Buttram pretend to have ended their friendship and become enemies. When Gene gets too close to the counterfeiters for Elkhart’s comfort, Elkhart tries to have Gene assassinated. Failing in this, he makes a desperate move, hiring Gene’s new enemy, Pat Buttram, to do the job. Elkhart has unwittingly exposed himself, but to get the necessary evidence to connect him with the gang hiding in the hills, Gene sets a trap, bringing both Elkhart and the mob to justice.


Character: Performer:
Gene Autry Gene Autry
Pat Buttram Pat Buttram
George Elkhart Arthur Space
Gil Storey Myron Healey
Bill Grenner Sydney Mason
Morrison Richard Avonde
John Teal Dennis Moore
Small Boy Brad Morrow
Passenger Agent Reed Howes
Champion Champion, World's
Wonder Horse


Crime Will Never Pay Gene Autry


Executive in charge
of Production
Armand Schaefer
Directed by George Archainbaud
Teleplay by Robert Blane
Producer Louis Gray
Supervising Film Editor Anthony Wollner
Director of Photography William Bradford, A.S.C.
Film Editor Bruce B. Pierce, A.C.E.
Musical Director Carl Cotner
Music Supervisor Irving Friedman
Musical Score Walter Greene
Music Editor Erma E. Levin
Sound Editor Harold E. Wooley
Assistant Director Stanley Neufeld
Recorded by Glen Glenn Sound Company