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Rim of the Canyon (1949)

Gene Autry's stolen horse turns up in a ghost town where Gene goes after he is left stranded during a stagecoach race.

Director:

John English

Writers:

John K. Butler (screenplay), Joseph Chadwick (story "Phantom .45s Talk Loud")
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Gene Autry ... Gene Autry / Marshal Steve Autry
Champion ... Champ, Gene's Horse (as Champion World's Wonder Horse)
Nan Leslie ... Ruth Lambert
Thurston Hall ... Big Tim Hanlon
Clem Bevans ... Loco John
Walter Sande ... Jake Fargo
Jock Mahoney ... Pete Reagan (as Jock O'Mahoney)
Francis McDonald ... Charlie Lewis
Alan Hale Jr. ... Matt Kimbrough
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Storyline

Gene Autry's horse "Champion" (Champion) is stolen by escaped convicts Jake Fargon (Walter Sande), Pete Reagon (Jock Mahoney) and Charlie Lewis (Francis McDonald). Twenty years earlier Fargo and Lewis had been captured by City Marshal Steve Autry (Gene Autry)and sent to prison after the theft of $30,000 from "Big Tim" Hanlon (Thurston Hall), a bonanza king. Gene (Gene Autry)traces the convicts to the ghost town in which the loot had been hidden way, where he also finds Hanlon and school teacher Ruth Lambert (Nan Leslie). Loco John (Clem Bevans)warns Gene the killers are around. The convicts pursue Gene and his friends through the spooky buildings. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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THE NEW AND THE OLD WEST CLASH as Gene blasts yesterday's badmen out of ghost city treasure cache! See more »


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Passed | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 July 1949 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Valle del odio See more »

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Budget:

$46,784 (estimated)
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Production Co:

Gene Autry Productions See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono | Mono (RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Connections

Edited into Six Gun Theater: Rim of the Canyon (2016) See more »

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Rim Of The Canyon
Written by Hy Heath and Johnny Lange
Sung by Gene Autry
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A Touch of Exotica
15 October 2013 | by dougdoepkeSee all my reviews

Oddball Autry entry, from his limping into a ghost town, to a woman possessed by a ghost, to horse Champion doing everything but talking. Looks like Gene and Columbia were reaching for something different from the matinée formula.

What they come up with is an uneven but interesting storyline that jumps around quite a bit. Nonetheless, prolific director English sneaks in some unusual camera shots adding to the movie's generally exotic flavor. And catch leading lady Leslie riding around in what looks like an overflowing prom gown, along with a wild horse herd numbering in the thousands. And note the general absence of the usual comedy relief.

As a result, you can't be sure what will pop up next since Gene (the actor) also gets to play Gene's (the character) dad, Steve, and with a mustache, no less. Minimize a convoluted plot that plays around with three outlaws and a ghost trying to find a hidden thirty-thousand in gold. Nope, the real draw here is an exotically flavored programmer much less predictable than the usual matinée fare.


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