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Barbed Wire (1952)

Passed | | Music, Western | 25 July 1952 (USA)
When the Texas cattle trails to Kansas are blocked, cattle buyer Gene Autry (Gene Autry) goes to Texas to investigate. There, he finds his friend, land-agent "Buckeye" Buttram (Pat Buttram)... See full summary »

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When the Texas cattle trails to Kansas are blocked, cattle buyer Gene Autry (Gene Autry) goes to Texas to investigate. There, he finds his friend, land-agent "Buckeye" Buttram (Pat Buttram)and pretty Gay Kendall (Anne James, a newspaper reporter, siding with the homesteaders in a rancher-settlers dispute instigated by speculator Steve Ruttledge (Leonard Penn), in a land-grab scheme in which he will benefit when the railroad is built across the land he hopes to control. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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GENE'S AT HIS RIP-ROARING BEST-Ripping Down the Rustler's Barbed-Wire Barricade! (original print ad) See more »

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Music | Western

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25 July 1952 (USA)  »

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Gene Helps The Ranchers
4 November 2014 | by (Claremont,USA) – See all my reviews

One of Gene's later productions (1952), with same crew as filmed his TV series (1950-1955). Some great desert scenery as backdrop for lots of hard-riding. Also, lots of flying fists, even if some are less well staged than usual. Buttram does spots of comedy relief, but he's also more serious than usual as a rather inept government agent. Familiar old coot William Fawcett (Uncle John) gets bigger role than usual and is as grouchy as ever. Bad guy here (Rutledge) is one-armed land speculator who's plotting to block trail drives so he can get railroad rights. If the storyline sounds more complicated than usual, it is. And what's with poor leading lady Anne James. She acts as though she just swallowed a lemon—see if you can spot a smile anywhere in the 60-minutes. I couldn't. Anyway it all adds up to another worthy entry in Gene's matinée series, along with two great sing-along songs. But otherwise nothing special.

A "6" on the matinée scale.


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