Gene Autry is the only entertainer with all five stars on Hollywood's Walk of Fame, one each for Radio, Recording, Motion Pictures, Television and Live Performance. He was the silver screen's first singing cowboy and is credited with creating the genre of the musical B Western. As the star of 89 feature films, Gene brings music, comedy and action to each of his roles. Now, for the first time in a DVD Collection, Gene Autry's rollicking big screen adventures and unforgettable tunes are brought home in these Western classics, fully restored and uncut from Autry’s personal film archives.
THE SINGING VAGABOND
In 1860 Captain Tex Autry and the Army Civilian Scouts known as the Singing Plainsmen rescue a wagon train heading to California full of showgirls and one runaway heiress. When renegades stir up trouble with stolen Calvary horses and an Indian attack, Gene is falsely accused of treason and condemned to death. There's plenty of swift moving action amid battles and ballads in this Gene Autry Western. (1935)
An escaped convict knocks out radio star Gene Autry and swaps clothes with him, making the authorities believe that Gene is the criminal. A pair of traveling troubadours, Frog Millhouse (Smiley Burnette) and Professor Daniels (Earl Hodgins), help Gene when he is branded a killer and wanted dead or alive! Gene's on the wrong end of a manhunt and battling against terrific odds with a price on his head and a song on his lips. (1936)
ROOTIN’ TOOTIN’ RHYTHM
Ranch owner Gene Autry and his pal Frog Millhouse (Smiley Burnette) are after cattle rustlers and become mixed up in a comedy of errors when they don the clothes of two dead outlaws, only to learn that the outlaws are really dead sheriffs, dressed in outlaw's clothes! Soon the cattlemen mistake Gene and Frog for the bandits, and mistake the bandits, of course, for sheriffs. There's plenty of action plus music with Al Clauser and his Oklahoma Outlaws, and romance with Mexican actress Armida. (1937)
Ranch foreman Gene Autry, with the help of Frog Millhouse (Smiley Burnette), turns the Circle J Ranch into a dude ranch to help an old friend fool his daughter's rich fiancé into believing he is a wealthy rancher. The discovery of helium gas on the range adds to the complications, but things really get interesting with the arrival of both the real owner and helium gas bandits! (1938)
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