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Smiley Burnette

  • Mar 18, 1911 - Feb 16, 1967 (age 55)
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1967
Smiley Burnette
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Smiley Burnette

Smiley Burnette passed away.
1965
Green Acres
TV ShowSep 15, 1965

Green Acres

Green Acres is an American sitcom starring Eddie Albert and Eva …
Green Acres is an American sitcom starring Eddie Albert and Eva Gabor as a couple who move from New York City to a country farm. Produced by Filmways as a sister show to Petticoat Junction, the series was first broadcast on CBS, from September 15, 1965, to April 27, 1971. All episodes were filmed in color.
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1963
Petticoat Junction
TV ShowSep 24, 1963

Petticoat Junction

Petticoat Junction is an American sitcom that originally aired on …
Petticoat Junction is an American sitcom that originally aired on CBS from September 1963 to April 1970. The series takes place at the Shady Rest Hotel, which is run by Kate Bradley, her three daughters Billie Jo, Bobbie Jo, and Betty Jo, and her uncle Joe Carson. The series is one of three interrelated shows about rural characters produced by Paul Henning. Petticoat Junction was created upon the success of Henning's previous rural/urban-themed sitcom The Beverly Hillbillies (1962–1971). The success of Petticoat Junction led to a spin-off, Green Acres (1965–1971). Petticoat Junction was produced by Wayfilms (a joint venture of Filmways Television and Pen-Ten Productions).
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1953
Last of the Pony Riders
MovieNov 3, 1953

Last of the Pony Riders

Ex-Pony Express rider Autry …
Ex-Pony Express rider Autry ties to protect his US mail franchise as the Pony Express gives way to stage coach mail and the telegraph.
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1952
The Kid from Broken Gun
MovieAug 16, 1952

The Kid from Broken Gun

When a guzzled prospector …
When a guzzled prospector stumbles on the treasure of gold coins hidden by Mexican emperor Santa Ana, a myriad of malefactors, both outlaws and outwardly upstanding citizens resort to subterfuge and murder to obtain it.
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Laramie Mountains
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MovieApr 20, 1952

Laramie Mountains

Markham and his men have found gold on the Indian …
Markham and his men have found gold on the Indian reservation and are trying to get rid of them by starting an Indian war. Dressed as Indians they are attacking the soldiers. Steve Holden is the Indian agent sent to prevent a war. After finding proof that white men posing as Indians were responsible, he is able to locate the gang's hideout but quickly becomes a prisoner slated to be killed.
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The Hawk of Wild River
MovieFeb 28, 1952

The Hawk of Wild River

Steve Martin (Charles …
Steve Martin (Charles Starrett)is sent to Wild River to recover stolen gold and finds the town is being terrorized by The Hawk (Clayton Moore) and his outlaw gang. The Hawk attempts to murder Sheriff Jack Mahoney (Jock Mahoney) and is captured and jailed. Steve helps the Hawk break jail and thus makes contact with the bandit gang. He sends a bungling photographer, Smiley Burnette (Smiley Burnette), to warn the sheriff that the gang plan to rob the express office.
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1951
Prairie Roundup
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MovieJan 15, 1951

Prairie Roundup

Steve Carson, a former Texas Ranger Captain, shoots a …
Steve Carson, a former Texas Ranger Captain, shoots a fleeing hold-up bandit and is framed on a murder charge. He escapes with the help of his pal Smiley and they hire out as cowhands on a ranch owned by Toni Eaton. Steve, as the Durango Kid, learns that Buck Prescott has been fleecing the local ranchers by paying low prices for their cattle that have been stampeded by his henchmen. But he has no proof and his alter ego Steve is still wanted on the murder charge.
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1950
Lightning Guns
MovieDec 1, 1950

Lightning Guns

Luke Atkins and Captain Dan Saunders are ranchers in …
Luke Atkins and Captain Dan Saunders are ranchers in Piute Valley and are at odds with each other over a dam that Atkins is constructing to help the valley people. Their feud does nothing to help the romance of Saunders' son, Sheriff Ron Saunders and Atkins' daughter, Susan . The opposition to the dam that Saunders has led, makes him the prime suspect when the banker who is going to lend Atkins the money for the project is murdered, and Sheriff Saunders is forced to arrest his father. But Steve Brandon, mostly in his guise as the Durango Kid, does a bit of snooping and begins to suspect that the local storekeeper has an interest in more than just selling groceries.
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Trail of the Rustlers
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MovieFeb 2, 1950

Trail of the Rustlers

Widow Mahoney, the best …
Widow Mahoney, the best cook in town and hotel proprietor , along with her larcenous sons, is trying to take control of the town's water supply so she can acquire the valley ranchland cheaply.
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1949
Bandits of El Dorado
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MovieOct 20, 1949

Bandits of El Dorado

Outlaws along the Texas-Mexican border are mysteriously …
Outlaws along the Texas-Mexican border are mysteriously disappearing without a trace, so the Durango Kid adopts a second fake outlaw identity to expose the scheme.
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The Blazing Trail
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MovieJun 5, 1949

The Blazing Trail

Old Mike Brady built Brady Town and was a leader, but a …
Old Mike Brady built Brady Town and was a leader, but a bullet from an unknown assailant has ended his life. When the will is read, it leaves the bulk of the property to Kirk, the gambling son of Mike. This upsets Sam, the hard working son, but not gambler Full House who always beats Kirk at cards. But even the Sheriff is suspicious of the will, but he needs proof and the Durango Kid will find the proof.
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1946
The Fighting Frontiersman
MovieDec 10, 1946

The Fighting Frontiersman

Prospector Cimarron Dobbs …
Prospector Cimarron Dobbs (Emmett Lynn) stumbles on a vast cache of Spanish gold left in Texas by Santa Anna's army, and knows he will be swindled out of his discovery unless he gets help. Saloon hostess Dixie King (Helen Mowery) agrees that he must secure the help of the Durango Kid (Charles Starrett), otherwise known as Steve Reynolds. Dobbs is kidnapped by a gang headed by John Munro (Robert Filmer'), owner of the saloon where Dixie works. She writes Steve, and the Durango Kid and his sidekick Smiley (Smiley Burnette) ride out to help. Meanwhile,henchmen Rankin (George Chesebro) and Slade (Zon Murray) are vainly attempting to learn the location of the treasure from Dobbs. Steve begins to suspect that Munro is involved, and offers a $5,000 reward for information leading to Dobb's whereabouts and announces that the treasure will be divided among the needy ranchers in the area.
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1942
Bells of Capistrano
MovieSep 15, 1942

Bells of Capistrano

Shag Johnson, owner of the Johnson Brothers Rodeo, …
Shag Johnson, owner of the Johnson Brothers Rodeo, has been trying for years to gain control of the World-Wide Wild West Show managed by Jennifer Benton, by fair means or foul. Gene Autry and Frog Millhouse arrive on the scene during a battle between the two rival shows and rescue Pa and Ma McCracken from an attack by Johnson's hired henchmen. All hands are carted off to jail, and great crowds are attracted there by Gene's singing, and Pa McCracken decides to add the singing cowboy to his World-Wide show. He does and Gene skyrockets the box-office receipts, which enrages Johnson since it appears certain that World Wide will be able to secure the contract for the annual Capistrano festival and the following Madison Square Garden rodeo. Gene refuses Johnson's offer of $10,000 per week to change shows, and Shag hires Jenkins to burn the Capistrano set-up to the ground. Pa McCracken is seriously injured and Gene learns that only a specialist from the east can save him, and his fee is $5,000. He accepts Johnson's offer in order to pay the doctor, and Jennifer is heartbroken over his apparent disloyalty. At Johnson's show, however, Gene learns of Johnson's duplicity, forces confessions from Shag and Jenkins, makes the former pay Pa's doctor bill and release Gene from his contract.
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Call of the Canyon
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MovieAug 17, 1942

Call of the Canyon

Cattle buyer McCoy has run up gambling debts. When Gene …
Cattle buyer McCoy has run up gambling debts. When Gene and the other ranchers are ready to sell their cattle, he undercuts his bosses price planning to pocket the profit. The ranchers then try to drive their cattle to another market but McCoy's men set off an explosion and a rancher is killed. Knowing McCoy listens to the horse race results, Gene sets up a phony radio broadcast hoping to trap him.
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Stardust on the Sage
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MovieMay 25, 1942

Stardust on the Sage

The foreman of a mining company is out to steal the mine from …
The foreman of a mining company is out to steal the mine from its owners, and Gene must stop him.
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Home in Wyomin'
MovieApr 29, 1942

Home in Wyomin'

Radio star Gene Autry returns to his home town of Gold Ridge …
Radio star Gene Autry returns to his home town of Gold Ridge at the request of his old friend Pop Harrison, who wants Gene to straighten out his wayward son, Tex Harrison, whose gambling and drinking threaten to bankrupt the rodeo organization which he heads. News photographer Clementine "Clem" Benson and reporter Hack Hackett are ordered to follow Gene. The group finds quarters at the "Bar Nothing" dude ranch, winter quarters for Tex's rodeo group, and Tex soon tangles with Hackett in a quarrel. The latter wins a thousand-dollar bag of gold from Sunrise, a miner who has earned his stake digging in the supposedly abandoned mine beneath Gold Ridge. Hackett spots a fugitive Chicago racketeer, Crowley, who is hiding out from the mob he has double-crossed. During a "Frontier Days" celebration, Hackett is killed and the sheriff orders an investigation of all the guns of the performers, who were using blanks, and Tex's gun is found with live ammunition and he is charged with murder because of the earlier quarrel. Gene suspects Crowley as he learns of his real background, but the true killer is neither Tex nor Crowley.
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Steven Burnett
Child1942

Steven Burnett

Stephen Burnette was born in 1942. He is known for his …
Stephen Burnette was born in 1942. He is known for his work on The Naked Gun 2½: The Smell of Fear (1991) and Lunch Wagon (1981).
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1941
Sierra Sue
MovieNov 12, 1941

Sierra Sue

When poisonous devil-weed infects the grazing lands of cattle …
When poisonous devil-weed infects the grazing lands of cattle country, misguided ranchers , including George Larrabee (Robert Homans), burn off every acre of the infected area-the wrong thing to do. The State Agricultural Commission sends inspector Gene Autry (Gene Autry) and his pal Frog Millhouse (Smiley Burnette) to look into the problem but they encounter strong opposition and are even mistaken for bank robbers when they are found in possession of cash from a crashed crop-duster airplane whose pilot, Jerry Willis (Eddie Dean), they were only trying to help. Against all the opposition, Gene eventually persuades the ranchers chemical spraying is the only way to rid the grazing land of the devil-weed while also romancing the rancher's daughter, Sue Larrabee (Fay McKenzie) and saving the cattle from a fiery stampede.
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Down Mexico Way
MovieOct 15, 1941

Down Mexico Way

Two swindlers, Allen (Joe Sawyer) and Flood (Murray Alper), …
Two swindlers, Allen (Joe Sawyer) and Flood (Murray Alper), posing as motion pictures producers, are selling fake stock in a movie and inducing the citizens of Sage City to invest their savings in a phony film which they say will star John Wayne. When Gene Autry (Gene Autry) and Frog Millhouse (Smiley Burnette) discover the producers are phony, they trail the pair to Mexico with the aid of their friend and reformed Mexican ex-bandit Pancho Grande (Harold Huber). There the trio suspects Allen and Flood's cohorts, Gibson (Sidney Blackmier) and Homer Gerard (Arthur Loft) are about to pull the same swindler on Don Carlos Alvarado (Julian Rivero), a wealthy, well-respected citizen of San Ramon who has agreed to finance the swindlers' movie in exchange for a role in the film for his daughter Maria Elena (Fay McKenzie). She falls in love with Gene who warns her about the dishonest promoters. They devise a plan to expose the crooks who then make a last-ditch effort to rob the bank-car bringing Don Alvarado's money from Mexico City and put the blame on Gene and his pals.
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Under Fiesta Stars
MovieAug 25, 1941

Under Fiesta Stars

A mine owner dies and leaves half to Gene and half to easterner …
A mine owner dies and leaves half to Gene and half to easterner Barbara Erwin. Gene wants to continue operation of the mine as requested in the will but Barbara wants to sell and leave with her half of the money. So she hires two lawyers not knowing they are crooks. They then sent their henchman out and Gene's life is soon in danger.
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The Singing Hill
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MovieApr 26, 1941

The Singing Hill

If a young lady gives up her inheritance the local …
If a young lady gives up her inheritance the local ranchers will lose their free grazing land.
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Back in the Saddle
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MovieMar 14, 1941

Back in the Saddle

Gene returns from the East with new ranch owner Tom …
Gene returns from the East with new ranch owner Tom Bennett to find everyone's cattle dying. Blaine has reopened the copper mine and the waste is poisoning the water supply. While Gene is away Tom confronts the miners and a men is killed in the ensuing gunfight. Now Gene not only has the dying cattle problem but his ranch owner is in jail.
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Ridin' on a Rainbow
MovieJan 24, 1941

Ridin' on a Rainbow

When the showboat hits town, two men use the parade as a …
When the showboat hits town, two men use the parade as a distraction to rob the bank. Their accomplice is Pop, the clown from the showboat. He leaves the money on the boat and tells his daughter Patsy to bring it to him at a later stop on the river. When Patsy arrives without the money, both her and her father are made prisoners. So she sends her trained dog back to the showboat for help.
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1940
Ride, Tenderfoot, Ride
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MovieSep 6, 1940

Ride, Tenderfoot, Ride

Overly shy cowboy Gene …
Overly shy cowboy Gene inherits a meat-packing plant, then faces stiff competition from snooty Ann Randolph, rival owner determined to do him in.
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Gaucho Serenade
MovieMay 10, 1940

Gaucho Serenade

Gene Autry and sidekick Frog Millhouse depart Madison …
Gene Autry and sidekick Frog Millhouse depart Madison Square Garden and NYC heading west for home in their car and a horse trailer carrying Gene's horse, Champion. They discover that Ronnie Willoughby, a young boy just off the boat from school in England, has hitched a ride, thinking that Gene and Frog were sent by his father to meet him. Ronnie thinks his father is a big rancher in the west and doesn't know that his father, Alfred Willoughby, is serving time in San Quentin prison because of a frame-up by the officials of a packing company. To keep the father from testifying against them, the packing company officials, Carter, Jenkins and Martin, have arranged for the boy to be kidnapped. Along the way a runaway bride, Joyce Halloway, and her young sister Patsy join the troupe. Various members of the cast sing and dance their way through The Singing Hills, Gaucho Serenade, Give Out With a Song, Heading For the Wide Open Spaces, 'Tis Be, Keep Rollin' and A Song of Sunset before every situation is solved, and Gene gets Joyce, Frog gets Ringeye, the father is cleared and reunited with his UK-accented son and the villains are sent to the Republic Big House.
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Dallas McDonald
Marriage1940

Dallas McDonald

Married Dallas McDonald.
1939
South of the Border
MovieDec 15, 1939

South of the Border

Federal Agent Gene Autry and his sidekick Frog are sent to …
Federal Agent Gene Autry and his sidekick Frog are sent to Mexico to prevent foreign powers from gaining control of Mexican oil refineries and fomenting revolution among the Mexican people....
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In Old Monterey
MovieAug 14, 1939

In Old Monterey

The Army wants the ranchers land and the Borax plant for their …
The Army wants the ranchers land and the Borax plant for their maneuvers. Stevenson is dissatisfied with their offer for the plant and has his men blowing up ranches making it look like the work of the Army. He hopes when the ranchers rebel the Army will raise their bid to avoid trouble. Gene has been sent to investigate but the eviction day has arrived and the ranchers prepare to fight the Army.
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Blue Montana Skies
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MovieMay 4, 1939

Blue Montana Skies

Autry follows a clue written on a rock by a dead man to get to …
Autry follows a clue written on a rock by a dead man to get to a smuggling operation near the Canadian border.
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Mexicali Rose
MovieMar 27, 1939

Mexicali Rose

Bad guys interested in oil profits attempt to take a mission …
Bad guys interested in oil profits attempt to take a mission away from poor Mexican children, but Gene and Frog save the day.
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Home on the Prairie
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MovieFeb 3, 1939

Home on the Prairie

Border inspector Gene makes certain no diseased animals …
Border inspector Gene makes certain no diseased animals make it into the United States.
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1938
Western Jamboree
MovieDec 2, 1938

Western Jamboree

Knowing that is contains valuable helium gas, a gang of bad …
Knowing that is contains valuable helium gas, a gang of bad guys first tries to purchase the ranch which Gene straw-bosses. When that fails, they lay a hidden pipeline to snag the gas.
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Prairie Moon
MovieOct 7, 1938

Prairie Moon

The dying outlaw Barton gets Gene to be the guardian of his …
The dying outlaw Barton gets Gene to be the guardian of his three boys. The three troublemakers arrive on the Barton ranch from Chicago where they soon uncover Welsh's smuggling operation located there. So Welsh adopts the boys and boots Autry out. Gene counters by bringing three other boys and getting the Judge to declare them to be the real Bartons.
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Man from Music Mountain
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MovieAug 15, 1938

Man from Music Mountain

When nasty land developers …
When nasty land developers try to bilk honest ranchers who don't know their land holds lots of gold, Gene puts a stop to it.
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Gold Mine in the Sky
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MovieJul 4, 1938

Gold Mine in the Sky

In his will Langham leaves his ranch to his daughter Cody …
In his will Langham leaves his ranch to his daughter Cody but makes Gene the executor. When Gene refuses to let her marry Cummings, Cummings tries to have Gene killed. Cummings now demands money and Cody stages a fake kidnaping to raise it. But the plan backfires when Cummings learns of the hoax and turns it into a real kidnaping.
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Under Western Stars
MovieApr 20, 1938

Under Western Stars

In his starring debut Roy gets elected to congress in order …
In his starring debut Roy gets elected to congress in order to bring water to the ranchers in his district. In Washington he learns he needs the backing of a key congressman and gets that man to go west for an inspection trip. When the Congressman is initally unimpressed, Roy gets the inspection party stranded without water to show the true conditions.
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The Old Barn Dance
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MovieJan 29, 1938

The Old Barn Dance

Sally Dawson gets Gene to sign a contract to sing on her …
Sally Dawson gets Gene to sign a contract to sing on her struggling radio station. Gene is selling horses and unknown to him the sponsor of his program is the tractor company he is competing against. When the ranchers that bought tractors can't make their payments and Maxwell forecloses, the ranchers blame Autry.
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1937
Springtime in the Rockies
MovieNov 13, 1937

Springtime in the Rockies

Ranch owner Sandra, fresh …
Ranch owner Sandra, fresh from animal husbandry school, brings a flock of sheep into cattle country. The local ranchers don't like it, and ranch foreman Gene must deal with it.
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Boots and Saddles
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MovieOct 4, 1937

Boots and Saddles

When new owner Spud arrives from England, Autry …
When new owner Spud arrives from England, Autry convinces him not to sell the ranch but to raise horses for the Army. When both Autry's and Neale's bids are the same, the Colonel calls for a race to decide the winner. But that night Neale has Autry's stable burned.
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Public Cowboy No. 1
MovieAug 23, 1937

Public Cowboy No. 1

Rustlers using modern technology (airplanes, shortwave radios, …
Rustlers using modern technology (airplanes, shortwave radios, refrigerated trucks) are Gene's target.
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Rootin' Tootin' Rhythm
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MovieMay 12, 1937

Rootin' Tootin' Rhythm

Gene and Frog, out to stop a …
Gene and Frog, out to stop a bunch of cattle rustlers, assume the identities of what they believe to be dead bandits, which soon gets them in big trouble.
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Git Along Little Dogies
MovieMar 22, 1937

Git Along Little Dogies

Maxwell is trying to bring in …
Maxwell is trying to bring in an oil well and Wilkens is out to stop him. When his attempted robbery of Maxwell's payroll fails, he tells the ranchers who invested on Autry's advise that the well is dry. But Gene knows there is oil there and with everyone after him he heads for the well to try and bring it in with dynamite.
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Round-Up Time in Texas
MovieFeb 28, 1937

Round-Up Time in Texas

Gene and Frog head for …
Gene and Frog head for South Africa where Gene's brother Tex has found diamonds. Arriving they find Tex missing. Heading into the jungle, they are captured by a local tribe. Frog's magic gets Gene's release and Gene finds Tex. But Tex is a prisoner and Gene quickly finds himself a prisoner also.
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1936
The Old Corral
MovieDec 21, 1936

The Old Corral

As the sheriff of a small western town, Autry sings his way …
As the sheriff of a small western town, Autry sings his way into a relationship with Eleanor, a singer from a Chicago nightclub who earlier witnessed a murder.
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The Big Show
MovieNov 16, 1936

The Big Show

When cowboy star Tom Ford disappears, Wilson gets his …
When cowboy star Tom Ford disappears, Wilson gets his double Gene Autry to impersonate him. But Ford owes gangster Rico $10,000 and Rico arrives to collect. He fails to get the money but learns that Autry is an impersonator and now blackmails Wilson and his movie studio.
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Oh, Susanna!
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MovieAug 19, 1936

Oh, Susanna!

Fleeing the law, Wolf Benson hops on a train, throws Autry off, …
Fleeing the law, Wolf Benson hops on a train, throws Autry off, and assumes Autry's identity. Still posing as Autry he robs and kills Autry's friend Lee. When Autry is jailed, his friends Frog and the Professor break him out and the three head out to clear him of the murder charge.
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Guns and Guitars
MovieJun 22, 1936

Guns and Guitars

Gene joins in the fight against Morgan and his men who are …
Gene joins in the fight against Morgan and his men who are trying to run infected cattle to the railroad. When Morgan's man shoots the Sheriff, Gene runs in the election to replace him. Morgan accuses Gene of the murder but Gene wins anyway and it's not long before he gets the chance to nab Morgan and his gang.
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The Singing Cowboy
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MovieMay 11, 1936

The Singing Cowboy

Gene heads for the big city to convince a coffee company …
Gene heads for the big city to convince a coffee company to sponsor a radio broadcast so he can raise the money for an operation which will save a girl from being crippled for life.
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Red River Valley
MovieMar 2, 1936

Red River Valley

Gene and Frog set out to find out who has been causing the …
Gene and Frog set out to find out who has been causing the accidents at a dam construction site.
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1935
Melody Trail
MovieOct 21, 1935

Melody Trail

Gene goes after the badguys after they kidnap the baby he …
Gene goes after the badguys after they kidnap the baby he should have been babysitting.
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Tumbling Tumbleweeds
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MovieSep 5, 1935

Tumbling Tumbleweeds

After a five year absence Gene returns home to find his …
After a five year absence Gene returns home to find his father murdered and his boyhood pal accused of the dastardly deed.
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The Phantom Empire
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MovieFeb 23, 1935

The Phantom Empire

When the ancient continent of Mu sank beneath the ocean, …
When the ancient continent of Mu sank beneath the ocean, some of its inhabitant survived in caverns beneath the sea. Cowboy singer Gene Autry stumbles upon the civilization, now buried ...
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1911
Smiley Burnette
BirthMarch 1911

Smiley Burnette

Smiley Burnette was born.
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