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Gene had the ability to take instant catnaps, awakening a few minutes later refreshed and ready for the next task.

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VHS Box Set

Dust off your ten-gallon hat and polish up your spurs as America's favorite singing cowboy gallops into your living room! Riding his magnificent trick stallion, Champion, Gene Autry, star of radio, records, film, TV and rodeo, invented the musical Western, capturing America's hearts as a gun-toting, guitar-slinging good guy. Now, for the first time ever, these five rollicking adventures come home fully restored and uncut from Autry's personal film archives!

Product Facts:

  • This is a VHS box set of five fully restored Gene Autry movies: South of the Border, Rovin' Tumbleweeds, Home on the Prairie, Melody Ranch and Gaucho Serenade.
  • Available August 19, 2003.
  • Does not contain bonus features available on DVDs.
  • Each film is also available separately on VHS.

Individual Movie Synopses:

Gaucho Serenade (1940)

Mistaken identity sends rodeo stars Gene and Smiley Burnette on a cross-country trek as they help a little boy evade ruthless gangsters. Features Duncan Renaldo (TV's popular Cisco Kid) and the classic tune A Song At Sunset.

Running Time: 68 Minutes

Home on the Prairie (1939)

A crooked rancher frames inspector Gene Autry for shipping diseased cattle, leaving it up to sidekick Smiley Burnette and a friendly elephant to bring justice.

Running Time: 60 Minutes

Melody Ranch (1940)

Gene returns as Honorary Sheriff for a Frontier Days celebration and cleans up his lawless hometown of Torpedo. Features Jimmy Durante, Ann Miller and classics like We Never Dream the Same Dream Twice and the title song. Selected by the Library of Congress for the National Film Registry.

Running Time: 84 Minutes

Rovin' Tumbleweeds (1939)

Rancher Gene sings on the radio to aid farmers whose lands were destroyed by floods. Blaming crooked politicians, he goes to Washington and finds he has a lot to learn. Gene introduces his classic theme song, Back in the Saddle Again, which has become a piece of American history.

Running Time: 63 Minutes

South of the Border (1939)

Federal agents Gene and Smiley Burnette go South of the Border to foil spies after control of Mexican oil fields. Full of action, humor and music, this film introduced the title song and teen performer Mary Lee to movie audiences.

Running Time: 71 Minutes

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