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The Cowboy and the Indians (1949)

Approved | | Western | 15 September 1949 (USA)
Evil Indian Agent Richards is cheating the Indians into starvation. Gene shows that their raids are only for survival.

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Champ - Gene's Horse (as Champion World's Wonder Horse)
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Doctor Nan
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Smiley Martin
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Tom - Ranch Foreman
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Lakoma
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Lucy Broken Arm
Georgie Nokes ...
Rona
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Broken Arm
Alex Frazer ...
Fred
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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 <mvanauken@a1access.net>

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15 September 1949 (USA)  »

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O Vaqueiro e os Peles-Vermelhas  »

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(RCA Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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Both Jay Silverheels and Clayton Moore appeared in this picture. They would later star together in The Lone Ranger TV series as Tonto and the Lone Ranger. See more »

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Featured in Cowboy Legends: 50 Movie MegaPack (2016) See more »

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Silent Night
Sung by Gene Autry
Written by Franz Gruber
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substandard Gene Autry flick
11 April 2003 | by (Pocono Summit, PA) – See all my reviews

I've seen a number of Gene Autry movies and, in my opinion, this is NOT one of the better. Maybe I'm just becoming too negative. Aha!!! I know what's missing: the sidekick. Minimal comic relief. Then there're those stereotypically-wrong characteristics of the Indians. (I know...portrayals were very different in 1949.) At least they're not the villains here. Quite the contrary: this shows how they were victimized in yet another way. At first, Gene is upset by their raids, but he later learns why, which is then still unbeknownst to the local constabulary. So, for awhile there, Gene's on the outs with the law. Interestingly, this flick contains BOTH Clayton Moore (as a bad guy) AND Jay Silverheels (as a college-educated Indian) BEFORE they were The Lone Ranger and Tonto. Also, this film must have been released near Christmas 'cause - get ready for a couple of song-standards of that season toward it's end. Some other tunes were a little TOO hokey and juvenile for my tastes, even taking into account the behavior of the era.


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