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Fun Autry Fact:

In 1940, and probably for several years before and after, the Gene Autry cap pistol was the main industry in Kenton, Ohio, a town of then 7,000.

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Film Info

Blue Montana Skies

1939
Republic Pictures
Production #: 807
56 minutes

Synopsis:
When he makes a trip into the Canadian Northwest to sell cattle, Gene Autry's friend, Steve, is murdered by fur raiders, who smuggle stolen pelts across the border into the United States. Federal Investigator Gene and his pal, Frog Millhouse, trail the gang to the H-H Dude Ranch, co-owned by Hendricks and attractive Dorothy Hamilton. Gene and Frog stay at the ranch, where Gene is led to believe that Dorothy is an accomplice of the smugglers. Gene and Frog discover fur pelts in a storehouse on the Ranch, but Hendricks catches Frog spying and holds him hostage, forcing Gene to help smuggle the next load of furs. Hendricks' scheme works, until Frog manages to escape from the storehouse by setting a fire. He tells Dorothy the truth about the smuggling and sends the Mounties to help Gene. Gene makes his own getaway from the gang, and starts an avalanche to prevent their escape until the Mounties arrive, who round up the smugglers and bring them to justice.

Cast:

Character: Performer:
Gene Autry Gene Autry
Frog Millhouse Smiley Burnette
Dorothy June Storey
Hendricks Harry Woods
Steve Tully Marshall
Marshall Al Bridge
Bob Causer Glenn Strange
Mrs. Potter Dorothy Granger
Brennan Edmund Cobb
Wilbur Potter Robert Winkler
Frazier Jack Ingram
Blackfeather Augie Gomez
N.W. Mountie Corporal John Beach
Musical Group Walt Shrum and his Colorado Hillbillies
Champion Champion

Songs:

ROCKIN' IN THE SADDLE ALL DAY Gene Autry, Smiley Burnette, Extras
'NEATH THE BLUE MONTANA SKY Gene Autry, Extras
OLD GEEZER Gene Autry, Smiley Burnette
FAMOUS MEN OF THE WEST Gene Autry, Walt Shrum and his Colorado Hillbillies
I JUST WANT YOU Gene Autry
I JUST WANT YOU Gene Autry, Studio Singers

Crew:

Director B. Reaves Eason
Associate Producer Harry Grey
Screenplay Gerald Geraghty
Original Story Norman S. Hall, Paul Franklin
Production Manager Al Wilson
Photography Jack Marta
Film Editor Lester Orlebeck
Musical Supervisor Raoul Kraushaar

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