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Gene Autry Collection 8

 

Released: November 18, 2014
By Timeless Media Group

Includes:
Trail to San Antone (1947)
Riders of the Whistling Pines (1949)
Riders in the Sky (1949)
Saginaw Trail (1953)

Synopsis:
Gene Autry is the only entertainer with all five stars on Hollywood's Walk of Fame, one each for Radio, Recording, Motion Pictures, Television and Live Performance. He was the silver screen's first singing cowboy and is credited with creating the genre of the musical B Western. As the star of 89 feature films, Gene brings music, comedy and action to his roles. Now, for the first time in a DVD collection, Gene Autry's rollicking big screen adventures and unforgettable tunes are brought home in these Western classics, fully restored and uncut from Autry's personal film archives.

Four fully restored films are featured in the Gene Autry Collection 8 DVD set.

Individual Film Synopses

Trail to San Antone
1947
Running Time:
Approximately 67 minutes
Fully Restored and Uncut

Synopsis:
GENE AT HIS BEST...RIDIN' HIGH...HITTIN' HARD...SINGIN' SWELL!


It becomes a race against time when Gene Autry tries to help a young jockey get back on track after an “accident” arranged by an unscrupulous horse trainer ruins his career. Gene's back in the saddle, ropin' a corral-full of Western entertainment featuring the hit tune Shame On You, action-packed adventure with fantastic stunts, and Gene Autry's beloved Champion, Wonder Horse of the West. (1947)

Gene sings "Down the Trail of San Antone" and "By the River of the Roses." The Cass County Boys sing "The Cowboy Blues" and "The Cowboy." Together they sing "Shame on You", "That's My Home," and "Down the Trail to San Antone."

Trail to San Antone Special Features:

Riders of the Whistling Pines
1949
Running Time:
Approximately 70 minutes
Fully Restored and Uncut

Synopsis:
GENE'S RIDIN' HIGH WITH THE FOREST RANGERS…TEARIN' THROUGH THE TALL TIMBER ON THE TRAIL OF OUTLAW LUMBER RING!


Gene Autry is an ex-forest ranger who believes he has accidentally shot the father of attractive Helen Carter, but soon learns that the guilt lies with some unscrupulous men trying to prevent discovery of a destructive tussock moth infestation threatening the timber. Can Gene employ crop-dusting and modern chemicals to save the day or will the evil logging baron use those techniques against him? With musical groups the Pinafores and Cass County Boys plus Champion, World's Wonder Horse. (1949)

Gene sings "It's My Lazy Day" and "The Yellow Rose of Texas." The Pinafores sing "Toolie Ooolie Doolie" and the Cass County Boys sing "Every Time I Fell the Spirit" and with Gene sing "Roamin' Around the Range," "The Little Big Dry," and "Hair of Gold, Eyes of Blue."

Riders of the Whistling Pines Special Features:

Riders in the Sky
1949
Running Time:
Approximately 71 minutes
Fully Restored and Uncut

Synopsis:
GENE SINGS THE NATION'S GREATEST COWBOY SONG HIT OF ALL TIME IN HIS GREATEST ADVENTURE DRAMA!


One of the greatest of cowboy songs since The Last Round-Up and South of the Border launches Gene Autry on his most stirring adventure! Riders in the Sky finds investigator Gene Autry helping a gal clear her father's name who is accused of murdering a gambler. When the leader of the gamblers gets involved, it's up to Gene and his comic sidekick pal Pat Buttram to outwit and outfight the badland badmen. (1949)

Gene sings "Ghost Riders in the Sky," "The Cowboy's Lament" and "It Makes No Difference Now."

Riders in the Sky Special Features:

Saginaw Trail
1953
Running Time:
Approximately 57 minutes
Fully Restored and Uncut

Synopsis:
GENE CLEARS THE WOODS OF RENEGADES...AND RUNS THEM OUT OF MICHIGAN TERRITORY!


Gene Autry, a captain in Hamilton's Rangers in 1827, is sent to investigate the murders of settlers in Michigan's Saginaw Valley wilderness. With the help of his friend Smiley Burnette and two young homesteaders, Gene soon discovers that rich fur trader Jules Brissac is behind the staged Indian raids. It will take several songs and a sword fight for Gene to rounds up the bad guys to make the region safe for everyone! (1953)

Gene sings "Beautiful Dreamer" and "When It's Prayer Meetin' Time in the Hollow." Smiley Burnette sings "Mam'selle" and "Yankee Doodle."

Saginaw Trail Special Features:


Two-DVD Box Set
Audio Format: Mono Screen Format: Full Frame
Color: B&W Original Languages: English
Other Languages: None Region Code: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only)
Running Time:
455 minutes
Not Rated
Closed Captioned

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