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The Last Round-up (1947)

Gene is assigned to round up a tribe of Indians squatting on barren land.

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Champion ...
Jean Heather ...
Carol Taylor
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Charlie Mason
Carol Thurston ...
Lydia Henry
Mark Daniels ...
Matt Mason
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Mike Henry (as Bobby Blake)
Russ Vincent ...
Jeff Henry
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Storyline

Gene Autry attempts to arrange that both the Indians and ranchers, scheduled to be driven from their land by Mesa City's mew aqueduct, benefit from the deal, which is opposed by town banker Mason. Mason stirs up the Indians against Gene but, with help from school teacher Carol, Gene is able to expose Mason's schemes. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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MORE THAN EVER... KING OF THE WEST! (title card / all caps)

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Western

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5 November 1947 (USA)  »

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Das Tal der Indianer  »

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(Western Electric Recording)

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1.37 : 1
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Smith: We're confronted with an unusual problem, Mr. Autry. While our population has almost doubled in population in the past five years our water supply has been steadily diminishing. The wells we've depended on would be inadequate under any circumstances, but now they're drying up. Mesa City must have additional water immediately, at any cost.
Gene Autry: Well, assuming that the ranchers accept your proposition, what about the Indians? They have rights, too.
Smith: Well, they'll be given other land, comparable in ...
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Connections

Edited into Meanwhile, Back at the Ranch (1976) See more »

Soundtracks

You Can't See the Sun When You're Crying
Written by Allan Roberts and Doris Fisher
Sung by Gene Autry with The Texas Rangers
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Columbia Boosts Gene
20 June 2013 | by (Claremont,USA) – See all my reviews

Reviewer Henchman's commentary furnishes an excellent context for the movie. Columbia studios gave productions like this many more resources than the average Autry programmer. There's lots of action, some good desert backgrounds plus alpine scenery. The plot's more complex than usual but minus many tiresome clichés. I really like the amusing classroom version of "She'll be Comin' 'round the Mountain". It's charmingly done. Also, I had to look twice to make sure that was an actual TV broadcasting in the Stone Age of TV, 1947, and in a western, no less.

Note that there's no buffoonish comedy relief that came to identify Autry's later programmers with kids entertainment. In fact, the movie's good enough to be considered a B-western instead of a matinée programmer. Note too the presence of a young Bobby Blake as Mike. Whatever his adult transgressions, he was certainly an affecting child star. All in all, the movie's a superior entry in the Autry series.


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