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Go West, Young Lady

Flying A Pictures
Season 5, Episode 8 (5-08)
Production #85
Network: CBS
Running Time: 30 minutes

Original Air Date:
Saturday, November 19, 1955

Sponsor: Wrigley's Doublemint Chewing Gum

Brief Synopsis:
Gene aids two women who are victims of a mail-order marriage racket.

Detailed Synopsis:
Gene Autry receives a surprise telegram from Mary Gridley, a total stranger, who writes that she's on her way to the Flying A Ranch to become Gene's bride! Gene and Pat Buttram meet the stage and find that it has brought not just one future wife, but two. Mary is young, sincere, attractive, and accompanied by her "big brother," who has come along to see that Gene goes through with the wedding. The other "bride-to-be," an Indian maiden named Little Mountain, is also a stranger to Gene, who soon learns that both women are victims of a mail-order marriage racket operating from an R.F.D. box in a nearby county. He rides there to investigate, accompanied by Mary's "brother," who turns out not to be her brother at all, but an undercover man working for the U.S. Postal Service. Together, Gene and the Postal Inspector bring an end to "The Western Lonely Hearts Club" and prevent it from operating. Mary does not, of course, marry Gene, but instead becomes the wife of the Postal Inspector, while Little Mountain happily returns to a warrior from her tribe. Thus, the crooked Lonely Hearts Club is successful in a way it never planned nor intended.


Character: Performer:
Gene Autry Gene Autry
Pat Buttram Pat Buttram
Mary Gridley Nan Leslie
Big Jim "Gridley" John Close
Frank Layton Dick Rich
Mr. Gillis Jack Daly
Little Mountain Muriel Landers
Flora Layton Isabelle Dwan
Musical Group The Cass County Boys
Sheriff Dixon Terry Frost
Champion Champion, World's
Wonder Horse


Back in the Saddle Again Gene Autry
When the Bloom is on the Sage Gene Autry and
the Cass County Boys
Back in the Doghouse Again Gene Autry and
the Cass County Boys


Executive in charge
of Production
Armand Schaefer
Directed by Robert G. Walker
Teleplay by John K. Butler
Producer Louis Gray
Director of Photography William Bradford, A.S.C.
Supervising Film Editor Anthony Wollner
Film Editor Jack Wheeler
Musical Director Carl Cotner
Music Supervisor Irving Friedman
Musical Score Walter Greene
Music Editor Erma E. Levin
Sound Editor Harold E. Wooley
Assistant Director Clark Paylow
Recorded by Glen Glenn Sound Company