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Film Info

Call of the Canyon

1942
Republic Pictures
Production #: 1202
71 minutes

Synopsis:
Gene Autry leads a group of cattlemen in rebellion when the Johnson Packing Company, through its crooked agent Thomas McCoy, offers less for their cattle than the agreed price. McCoy is heavily in debt to a gangster-bookie and plans to pocket the extra cash. Added to the mix is Kit Carson, an attractive young career woman whose future depends upon Grantley B. Johnson's radio sponsorship for a western program she made up on the spot! Kit journeys westward, rents Gene's ranch from Frog Millhouse, rounds up singing cowboys, and makes a show. Meanwhile, Johnson travels westward incognito and learns McCoy is cheating him. He then takes an active hand in setting matters straight with the ranchers who believe him to be dishonest. A desperate McCoy dynamites a tunnel the cattle are to pass, killing a rancher and injuring Tadpole. Gene manages to secure evidence to expose and convict McCoy.

Cast:

Character: Performer:
Gene Autry Gene Autry
Frog Millhouse Smiley Burnette
Kit Carson Ruth Terry
Grantley B. Johnson Thurston Hall
Tadpole Joseph Strauch, Jr.
Pete Murphy Cliff Nazarro
Jane Oakley Dorothea Kent
Thomas McCoy Edmund MacDonald
Horace Dunston Marc Lawrence
The Pigeon John Harmon
Willy Hitchcock John Holland
Musical Group The Sons of the Pioneers
Champion Champion

Songs:

SOMEBODY ELSE IS TAKING MY PLACE Gene Autry, The Sons of the Pioneers
TAKE ME BACK TO MY BOOTS & SADDLE Gene Autry
MONTANA PLAINS Gene Autry, The Sons of the Pioneers
WHEN IT'S CHILLY DOWN IN CHILE Ruth Terry
CALL OF THE CANYON Gene Autry, Cast
MEDLEY: MONTANA PLAINS, HOME CORRAL, WHEN IT'S CHILLY DOWN IN CHILE, CALL OF THE CANYON Gene Autry, The Sons of the Pioneers, Ruth Terry, Cast

Crew:

Director Joseph Santley
Associate Producer Harry Grey
Screenplay Olive Cooper
Original Story Maurice Rapf, Olive Cooper
Photography Reggie Lanning
Film Editor Edward Mann
Art Director Russell Kimball
Interior Decorator Otto Siegel
Musical Supervisor Raoul Kraushaar