Big Jim Lassiter is trying to put together a western crime syndicate, but postal inspector Gene, with the help of agent Burnette (posing as a horse doctor), are out to stop him.





Complete credited cast:
Champ - Gene's Horse
Elaine Lassiter
Big Jim Lassiter
Wade Trimble
Lon Kramer
Sheriff Barlow
Bill Trask


Postal Inspector Gene Autry (Gene Autry)and Smiley Burnette (Smiley Burnette)arrive in Red Bluff to investigate a series of mail robberies. Gene becomes suspicious of Big Jim Lattimer (Thurston Hall), uncle of Elaine Lassiter (Gail Davis) after Smiley finds burned fragments of U.S. Postal Bonds, following a bank holdup, on the Lassiter ranch. Written by Les Adams <>

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Release Date:

16 April 1951 (USA)  »

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Sound Mix:

(RCA Sound System)



Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Gene Autry in the postal police
14 December 2014 | by (Buffalo, New York) – See all my reviews

Whirlwind casts Gene Autry as a member of the postal police who with sidekick Smiley Burnette is after Thurston Hall who is the local Ben Cartwright in his area, but who is also involved in a lot of criminal enterprises. Robbing the US mail will always get the federal government's interest.

Autry is going to need all the help he can get even if it is Smiley Burnette. Hall has the law sewed up nice in his pocket with county attorney Harry Lauter and sheriff Harry Harvey on the pad. In fact Lauter has some nasty dirt on Hall himself.

Turns out his one weakness is his niece Gail Davis who Gene charms with a bit of cowboy music. It also turns out that Hall has done her the dirtiest of all.

Gene's fans will be pleased.

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