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The Gene Autry Show

Outlaw Stage

Flying A Pictures
Season 3, Episode 2 (3-02)
Production #54
Network: CBS
Running Time: 30 minutes
Black and White

Original Air Date:
Tuesday, July 21, 1953

Sponsor: Wrigley's Doublemint Chewing Gum

Brief Synopsis:

Gene attempts to clear a young stage driver in the fatal holdup of a jewelry salesman carrying a fortune in precious stones.

Detailed Synopsis:

Three masked outlaws hold up a stagecoach, kill a guard, and rob a jewelry salesman of a fortune in valuable stones. The young stage driver, Johnny Peters, is suspected of being in league with the killers. Gene Autry believes Johnny is innocent, but needs tangible evidence to appease the angry mob, which is bent on lynching the young driver. Gene's deputy Pat Buttram is a hypochondriac whose penchant for pills inadvertently finds him the unsuspecting holder of the stolen jewels. Complications arrive when Pat overhears a conversation that leads him to believe he is about to die. After a wild chase, Gene and Pat race back to town in time to save Johnny from the lynch-happy mob. Pat, thinking he is about to die anyway, tackles the heavies single-handedly and, through his comical bravado, overcomes them. Gene explains the misunderstood conversation to Pat, who, realizing that he might really have been killed, promptly faints.


Character: Performer:
Gene Autry Gene Autry
Pat Buttram Pat Buttram
Arnold Beeker Don Harvey
Jim Steve Conte
Red Pierce Lyden
Hank Edmund Cobb
Dr. Richard Moore Frank Jaquet
Crook Kermit Maynard
Spence Julian Upton
Johnny Peters Harry Mackin
Champion Champion, World's
Wonder Horse


There's a Rainbow
on the Rio Colorado
Gene Autry


Executive in charge
of Production
Armand Schaefer
Directed by Wallace Fox
Producer Louis Gray
Screenplay Robert Schaefer & Eric Freiwald
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 Stanley Neufeld
Recorded by Glen Glenn Sound Company

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