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Fun Autry Fact:

Gene's television production schedule called for him to shoot two episodes of his half-hour television series at the same time.

The Gene Autry Show

Johnny Jackaroo

Flying A Pictures
Season 4, Episode 2 (4-02)
Production #63
Network: CBS
Running Time: 30 minutes
Black and White

Original Air Date:
Tuesday, July 13, 1954

Sponsor: Wrigley's Doublemint Chewing Gum

Brief Synopsis:

Pat plans a make-believe stage robbery to frighten some sense into Johnny, his boss’ eleven-year-old nephew.

Detailed Synopsis:

Johnny, the eleven-year-old nephew of Gene Autry and Pat Buttram's boss Lynne Moore, comes west from Philadelphia full of misapprehensions about the wide-open spaces. His attitude earns him the nickname "Johnny Jackaroo." Pat is so irritated by the incorrigible lad that he plans a mock stage robbery, which proves only too real. The culprits dress as Gene and Pat, fooling all witnesses, including Johnny. This puts the cowboys between a hard riding posse and the actual gunmen. With Johnny's juvenile detection to help them, Gene and Pat face down the real culprits and prove to Johnny that there is a lot more to life than what meets the human eye.


Character: Performer:
Gene Autry Gene Autry
Pat Buttram Pat Buttram
Lynne Moore Ann Doran
Ron Williams Harry Lauter
Steve Harper William Fawcett
Sheriff Denver Pyle
Johnny Moore B.G. Norman
Stan Henry Rowland
Salesman Gregg Barton
Champion Champion, World's
Wonder Horse


Gone with the West Gene Autry


Executive in charge
of Production
Armand Schaefer
Directed by Ross Lederman
Producer Louis Gray
Screenplay Robert Schaefer & Eric Freiwald
Director of Photography William Bradford, A.S.C.
Film Editor William Ziegler, A.C.E.
Musical Director Carl Cotner
Music Supervisor Irving Friedman
Musical Score Walter Greene
Assistant Director Gilbert Kay
Recorded by Glen Glenn Sound Company