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:
Champion ...
Champ - Gene's Horse
Elaine Lassiter
Thurston Hall ...
Big Jim Lassiter
Wade Trimble
Dick Curtis ...
Lon Kramer
Sheriff Barlow
Gregg Barton ...
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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GENE AND CHAMPION CARRY THE MAIL FOR UNCLE SAM! (original poster-all caps) See more »







Release Date:

16 April 1951 (USA)  »

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Sound Mix:

(RCA Sound System)



Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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A Nice Little Western
4 December 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

For a movie that would have been seen only at the drive-in, this is a first-rate production. Gene is "Gene," and that is a good thing, but Smiley Burnette never looked or sounded better, and the lovely Gail Davis gives a hint of the luminescent "Annie Oakley" whom we (those of us old enough to remember) would come to love in just 5 years. The story is believable, the dialog is snappy, and the film moves along at a good pace. The bad guys are not just slugs; they are interesting in their own right. The scene where Smiley comes to the rescue of Gene is priceless. The songs are not exceptional, but it is easy to see why Gene was the star that he was. It's a winner.

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