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Film Info

The Strawberry Roan

1948
Columbia Pictures
Production #: 889
79 minutes

Synopsis:
Ranch owner Walt Bailey's cowboys, including foreman Gene Autry, capture a wild strawberry roan and attempt to gentle him. When Bailey's son Joe tries to ride the horse, the lad is thrown and seriously injured. While racing away from the enraged Bailey, the stallion plunges down a steep cliff to probable death. But Gene finds the hurt animal and secretly nurses his wounds, hoping to bring him back to the crippled Joe, who now has no will to live since he believes the roan dead. Soon Bailey learns what Gene has done, accuses him of rustling and posts a reward for the capture of both the roan and Gene. Connie, Bailey's daughter, and young Joe urge Gene to turn himself in, but he refuses. He holds out against reward-hungry ranchers until Joe is able to ride the roan, and the stubborn Bailey acknowledges his mistakes.

The Strawberry Roan is one of two Gene Autry
films shot in Cinecolor.

Cast:
Character: Performer:
Gene Autry Gene Autry
Connie Bailey Gloria Henry
Walt Bailey Jack Holt
Joe Bailey Dick Jones
Hank Pat Buttram
Chuck Rufe Davis
Bud Williams John McGuire
Steve Eddy Waller
Andy Redd Harper
The Roan Champion

Songs:
THE STRAWBERRY ROAN Gene Autry
THE STRAWBERRY ROAN Gene Autry and Dick Jones
THE STRAWBERRY ROAN Dick Jones
TEXAS SANDMAN Gene Autry and Extras
SWEET GENEVIEVE Instrumental
THE ANGEL SONG Gene Autry
THE ANGEL SONG Instrumental
WHEN THE WHITE
ROSES BLOOM
Gene Autry
THE STRAWBERRY ROAN Gene Autry and Extras

Crew:
A Gene Autry Production
Directed by John English
Produced by Armand Schaefer
Screenplay by Dwight Cummins -
Dorothy Yost
Story by Julian Zimet
Director of Photography Fred H. Jackman, A.S.C.
Art Director Harold MacArthur
Film Editor Henry Batista
Cinecolor Supervisor Gar Gilbert
Set Decorations George Montgomery
Musical Supervisor Paul Mertz
Musical Director Mischa Bakaleinikoff