Back in the Saddle

Back in the Saddle

Director: Lew Landers Cast: Gene Autry, Smiley Burnette, Mary Lee

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Overview

Gene Autry battles a crooked mine owner in this his signature western from Republic Pictures. Years earlier, Gene promised to take watch over his employer's son Tom (Edward Norris), a young hothead who enjoys the so-called finer things in life. Tom has to be corralled out of the wicked city after finally inheriting the old homestead but life in the supposedly pastoral Arizona hamlet of Solitude proves less than idyllic when greedy copper miner E.G. Blaine (Arthur Loft) begins poisoning the water supply. Not patient enough to let law abiding Gene handle things, Tom takes matters into his own hands and is promptly slapped with a murder charge. Since the local authorities are controlled by Blaine, Gene has Judge Bent (Edmund Elson secure a change of venue for the upcoming trial but the enemy may have an ace up his sleeve. When not shooting it out with Blaine and his henchmen, Gene, Smiley Burnette, leading lady Jacqueline Wells and girl singer Mary Lee perform "Good Old-Fashioned Hoedown," "Swingin' Sam, the Cowboy Man," "When the Cactus is in Bloom," "I'm an Old Cowhand," "Where the River Meets the Range," "I'm in the Jailhouse Now," "You Are My Sunshine," "Ninety-Nine Bullfrogs" and Ray Whitley's title tune. Back in the Saddle has been restored to its original length by the Westerns Channel and Gene Autry Entertainment.

Product Details

Release Date: 03/02/1999
UPC: 0786936051230
Original Release: 1941
Rating: NR
Source: Walt Disney Video

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Gene Autry Gene
Smiley Burnette Frog
Mary Lee Patsy
Edward Norris Tom Bennett
Addison Richards Duke Winston
Arthur Loft E.G. Blaine
Edmund Elton Judge Bent
Joe McGuinn Sheriff Simpson
Edmund Cobb Williams
Robert Barron Ward
Jacqueline Wells Taffy
Fred "Snowflake" Toones Porter
Champion (The Horse) Himself
Philip Trent Jack
Reed Howes Slim
Stanley Blystone Jess
Curley Dresden Barrett
Frank Ellis Henchman
Jack O'Shea Black Jack
Victor Cox Miner
Herman Hack Henchman
Bobby Burns Rancher
Buck Bucko Rancher
Jack Montgomery Rancher
Frankie Marvin Cowboy
John Indrisano Cabbie
Art Dillard Cowboy
Bob Woodward Henchman
William Nestell Brawler
Bob Card Rancher
Jess Cavan Townsman
Ben Corbett Saloon guest
Harry Cording Saloon brawler
Lon Poff Mortician
Chuck Baldra Cowboy
Jim Corey Henchman
Art Felix Saloon guest
Augie Gomez Henchman
Chick Hannon Saloon guest
Al Haskell Townsman
Cactus Mack Saloon guest
Pascale Perry Townsman
Harry Willingham Townsman
Tom Ewell Spectator

Technical Credits
Lew Landers Director
Harry Grey Producer
Raoul Kraushaar Score Composer
Jesse Lasky Screenwriter
Tony Martinelli Editor
Ernest W. Miller Cinematographer
Richard Murphy Screenwriter

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