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Television
The Gene Autry Show

Ghost Mountain

Flying A Pictures
Season 3, Episode 3 (3-03)
Production #60
Network: CBS
Running Time: 30 minutes
Black and White

Original Air Date:
Tuesday, July 28, 1953

Sponsor: Wrigley's Doublemint Chewing Gum

Brief Synopsis:

Gene finds himself battling some very lifelike ghosts when he gets involved with an archaeologist and a clever outlaw.

Detailed Synopsis:

Pat Buttram feels uneasy accompanying Gene Autry into Indian territory that is heavy with ghostly legend and superstition and is petrified when he sees one of the supposed Spanish ghosts in armor. They find an isolated shack occupied by archaeologist Professor Donald Markham and his thirteen-year-old sister Wilma, who has also seen ghosts. Markham is interested in gathering the ancient armor that's rumored to be hidden somewhere in the territory. Clever outlaw Brief Williams and his gang have cashed in on the old legend by using arrows and armor discovered in their hideout to hold up banks and rob payrolls. Finding Gene on their trail, they use the same scare campaign, but it doesn't work. During a hand-to-hand battle, Gene takes a complete set of the armor from one of the bandits. In a clever ruse, Pat wears the armor, Markham provides the Spanish-speaking voice, and together they pretend to be one of the ghosts. The outlaws are thrown off guard long enough for Gene, Pat, and the professor to round up the renegades and to free Wilma, who had unexpectedly wandered into the outlaw camp.


Cast:

Character: Performer:
Gene Autry Gene Autry
Pat Buttram Pat Buttram
Wilma Markham Eileen Janssen
Slim Edwards Clayton Moore
Brief Williams John Doucette
Professor Donald Markham Ross Ford
Powder Kelly Sandy Sanders
Rush Norton Ewing Brown
Champion Champion, World's
Wonder Horse

Songs:

I'll Go Ridin' Down
That Old Texas Trail
Gene Autry
If You'll Let Me Be
Your Little Sweetheart
Gene Autry

Crew:

Executive in charge
of Production
Armand Schaefer
Directed by George Archainbaud
Producer Louis Gray
Screenplay Dwight Cummins
Director of Photography William Bradford, A.S.C.
Film Editor Jack Wheeler
Musical Director Carl Cotner
Music Supervisor Irving Friedman
Musical Score Walter Greene
Assistant Director Gilbert Kay
Recorded by Glen Glenn Sound Company