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Cow Town
Cow Town
Actors: Gene Autry, Champion, Gail Davis, Harry Shannon, Jock Mahoney
Director: John English
Genres: Westerns, Television
NR     2004     1hr 10min

Barbed wire is brought to the open range, and the ranchers are urged by Sandy Reeves to fight against it. Reeves secretly plans to bring sheep into the territory but forgets to count in Gene Autry, who makes certain nothin...  more »


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Actors: Gene Autry, Champion, Gail Davis, Harry Shannon, Jock Mahoney
Director: John English
Creators: William Bradford, Henry Batista, Armand Schaefer, Gerald Geraghty
Genres: Westerns, Television
Sub-Genres: Westerns, Classic TV
Studio: Image Entertainment
Format: DVD - Black and White,Full Screen
DVD Release Date: 05/25/2004
Original Release Date: 05/19/1950
Theatrical Release Date: 05/19/1950
Release Year: 2004
Run Time: 1hr 10min
Screens: Black and White,Full Screen
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 0
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)
Languages: English

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Patricia T. Almdale | 08/31/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Filmed in 1950, starring Gene Autry, who by that time was a seasoned actor who had grown better and better with the years. Gone were some of the dressy and wonderfully tailored outfits of yesteryear and in it's place was a man in plain jeans and shirts, (of course, we still had the fancy guns and custom made cowboy boots Autry was so famous for) but none the less the hero who saves the day. One of the first in the area to use barbed wire for his cattle ranch, Autry had to uncover a plot by the bad guys to drive a wedge between neighbors using the barbed wire controversy, so that they could buy their ranchs to raise sheep. In turn he also helps a young girl, Gail Davis and her brother to keep their ranch which was in trouble financially. Autry movies in the late 40's and early 50's took on a much more realistic story line which I guess was due to the maturing of this famous "Singing Cowboy". Either way...whether in early movies or the later, more serious movies....they just didn't make them any better. Autry will never be forgotten for the moral and ethical values he showed in these movies. My hats off to you Mr. Autry....He died Oct 2, 1998 long before I discovered his movies and I wish I had found them sooner!!"