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Television
The Gene Autry Show

The Stage to San Dimas

Flying A Pictures
Season 5, Episode 2 (5-02)
Production #82
Network: CBS
Running Time: 30 minutes
Color

Original Air Date:
Saturday, October 8, 1955

Sponsor: Wrigley's Doublemint Chewing Gum

Brief Synopsis:

A stage is robbed, and a bejeweled dancer and a wounded cavalryman are among the victims of the attack.

Detailed Synopsis:

U.S. Marshal Gene Autry escorts the stage bound for San Dimas because all of the other runs have been cancelled due to an impending Apache uprising. Aboard the stage are Captain Randy Jones, an army officer on a mission to halt the Indian trouble, and three civilians. One of these, a shapely entertainer named "Diamond" Della Dix, carries a fortune in jewelry. Her bodyguard, Cliff Barton, accompanies her. The other passenger, Pat Buttram, is bound for San Dimas to recover his stolen mule. Gene tries to discourage the civilians from making the dangerous trip, but they will not listen. The stage is attacked by an Apache band and then held up by two masked bandits, who get away with Diamond Della's jewelry. Gene, however, following the robbers, proves the masked men were hired by Cliff Barton, who then double-crossed both henchmen by substituting imitation jewelry for the real stuff, which he stole himself. In the end, Captain Jones is on time to stop the Indian War, Diamond Della is on time for her show-date, and Pat Buttram is reunited with his pet mule.

Cast:

Character: Performer:
Gene Autry Gene Autry
Pat Buttram Pat Buttram
"Diamond" Della Dix Barbara Knudson
Cliff Barton Keith Richards
Captain Randy Jones George J. Lewis
Keller Myron Healey
Nixon Steve Conte
Pawn Broker Jack Daly
Station Agent Edward Clark
Emily Jacquelyn Park
Champion Champion, World's
Wonder Horse

Songs:

Sing Me a Song of the Saddle Gene Autry
Mellow Mountain Moon Gene Autry and
Barbara Knudson

Crew:

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