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Gun Powder Range

Flying A Pictures
Season 1, Episode 15 (1-15)
Production #15
Network: CBS
Running Time: 30 minutes
Black and White

Original Air Date:
Sunday, October 29, 1950

Sponsor: Wrigley's Doublemint Chewing Gum

Brief Synopsis:

Gene and Pat risk disgrace and death in a desperate attempt to convince a boy that there is nothing heroic about the life of an outlaw.

Detailed Synopsis:

Milly Parker runs a café in Pecos Bend and is having trouble with her sixteen-year-old brother, Tim. Tim has an uncanny talent for sharp shooting and a boyish desire to ride the outlaw trail. Milly sends for old friend, Gene Autry, to help bring the kid to his senses. Gene and his foreman, Pat Buttram, arrive in town just as Tim is putting on a one-man rodeo, engineered by a stranger, Bill Chapote, who is suspected of being the leader of the Red Wolf Gang. Chapote prods Tim into putting on a sharp-shooting exhibition so that the gang members can raid the Pecos Express office. The agent is killed, and the sheriff blames Tim for acting as a decoy. Tim defies the law and escapes to join the Red Wolves. Gene and Pat follow him, pretending that they are members of the gang and showing him what a bandit's life is really like. Unfortunately, they carry the ruse too far, and Chapote is able to pin the murder of a prospector on them. The posse catches Gene, Pat, and Tim, but Gene escapes and rides for a witness, the prospector's partner. Gene brings the man to the scene of Pat and Tim's lynching in time to save them, also rounding up the real members of the Red Wolves. Tim has finally seen enough and had his fill of hankering for the outlaw trail.


Character: Performer:
Gene Autry Gene Autry
Pat Buttram Pat Buttram
Milly Parker Gail Davis
Tim Parker Dick Jones
Bill Chapote George J. Lewis
Wingo Chuck Roberson
Deputy Lee Phelps
Sheriff Jack Jud Ken MacDonald
Dog-Iron Ned Dick Alexander
Champion Champion, World's
Wonder Horse


Cool Water Gene Autry


Executive in charge
of Production
Armand Schaefer
Directed by George Archainbaud
Producer Louis Gray
Screenplay Kenneth Perkins
Director of Photography William Bradford
Film Editor Sherman Rose
Musical Director Carl Cotner
Music Supervisor Irving Friedman
Recorded by Glen Glenn Sound Company

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