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The Cowboy and the Indians (1949)

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Evil Indian Agent Richards is cheating the Indians into starvation. Gene shows that their raids are only for survival.


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Complete credited cast:
Champion ...
Champion - Gene's Horse (as Champion World's Wonder Horse)
Sheila Ryan ...
Doctor Nan
Frank Richards ...
'Smiley' Martin
Hank Patterson ...
Ranch hand Tom
Claudia Drake ...
Lucy Broken Arm
Georgie Nokes ...
Charles Stevens ...
Broken Arm
Alex Frazer ...
Fred (Martin's buyer)
Henchman Luke


Finding Indians stealing from his ranch, Gene learns they are suffering from malnutrition. Store owner Martin is cheating them and now he is after the Chief's valuable necklace. When the dying chief is found, having been attacked and robbed, Martin blames Lakhona who would become the new chief. When Gene helps Lakhona they soon find themselves fleeing from the law. Written by Maurice VanAuken <>

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Release Date:

15 September 1949 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

O Vaqueiro e os Peles-Vermelhas  »

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Sound Mix:

(RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Sung by Gene Autry
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Clayton Moore and Jay Siverheels
30 December 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

One of the interesting things about the picture is that Jay Silverheels plays a WW2 vet (Lakohna) living on the reservation and Clayton Moore is one of the thugs who is sent by the local thief/merchant to rob the Navahos. He steals and kills some sheep, and then mugs a chief for a squash blossom necklace. He and Autry do most of the fighting in the film.

The kicker is, the movie, and the premier episode of The Lone Ranger, both arrived on Sept 15, 1949.

An interesting moment comes when Autry sees Lakohna's medal and asks, "Guadacanal?" to which Silverheels replies, "Iwo Jima."

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