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|Gene Autry Collection - Indian Territory|
Actors: Gene Autry, Champion, Gail Davis, Kirby Grant, James Griffith
Director: John English
Gene Autry discards his conventional cowboy garb and white Stetson for the blue uniform of a sergeant in the post-Civil War Cavalry in this 1950 film. The Apaches have been incited to raid the ranchers and homesteaders on ... more »
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"Indian Territory (1950) ... Gene Autry ... Image Ent. (2004
J. Lovins | Missouri-USA | 09/14/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Image Entertainment and Columbia Pictures present "INDIAN TERRITORY" (1950) (fully restored), long running Gene Autry series turned out in the early '50s...the story line is excellent with outstanding productions...meets the challenge which these "singing cowboy" movies face is how the music fits in...in this case, I would say "hits the mark." dead center...comic relief, which Pat Buttram provides here is simply great....James Griffith meets the criteria of an "old west" character during the '50s television era...the plot has Gene helping investigate Indian raids on a supply route...these renegade Indians are led by a man who's half-white, working for a caucasian Austrian....meanwhile a cattleman and his daughter encounter difficulties settling in the area...when it comes to top-notch Autry films this is the place to sit the saddle and ride..
Under director Jon English and producer Armand Schaefer with screenplay by Norman S. Hall..the cast include Gene Autry (himself), Champion (Champion), Pat Buttram (Shadrach Jones), Gail Davis (Melody Colton), Kirby Grant (Lt. Randy Mason), James Griffith (Apache Kid aka Johnny Corday), Philip Van Zandt (Curt Raidler), G. Pat Collins (Jim Colton), Roy Gordon (Major Farrell), Keene Duncan (Henchman), Charles Stevens (Soma)...another great Gene Autry B-Western provided by Columbia Pictures during their heyday of the early '50s...Gene Autry films were a step above other B-Westerns...he was a better actor than many of his contemporaries, Gene had a natural way about him...Autry had a long and prosperous career as a B-Western star well into the 1950s.
1. Main Title: The Slow March of Law and Order
2. A Good Thrashing
3. Chattanoogie Shoeshine Boy
4. The Apache Kid
1. Reminiscing with Gene Autry & Pat Buttram at the "Melody Ranch Theater"
2. "Don't touch that dial! Gene Autry is on the Air!"
3. Horseplay! Leading lady Gail Davis - Brief Biography - Gail Davis Filmography - Clips from "Annie and The Mystery Woman" (Annie Oakley Television Series)
4. Gene Autry and Gail Davis
5. Trivia and Movie Facts from Flying A Pictures, Vice President Alex Gordon
6. Autry Tie-Ups are Ringing the Country
7. Autry National Center
8. Production and Publicity Stills
9. Poster Art and Lobby Cards
10. Original Press Kit Material
11.Also Available on DVD
Check out a new book from Empire Publishing - "GENE AUTRY WESTERNS" (Hardcover) - by author Boyd Magers, like no other book on Gene Autry --- all of Gene's Mascot, Republic and Columbia westerns included, as well as his half-hour TV Episodes --- each segment contains the release date on each film ... major production credits ... complete cast (including character played) ... all songs included, songwriter and who performed them in the film ... running time of each film ... dates of the filming ... bios on the cast and major players (Smiley, Pat Buttram, Cass County Boys, Herbert J. Yates, directors, leading ladies, songwriters and various heavies, etc.) ... locations that were used ... budgets and negative cost ... stunt people involved ... analysis and synopsis on each film ... notes and comments (including film and cast background info, salaries paid, working titles, etc) ... comments from Gene and many other cast members on each film ... theater exhibitors comments at the time of the films release ...this tribute was written from the heart and it shows.
Great job by Image Entertainment for releasing the fully restored with a clean, clear and crisp print...looking forward to more of the same from the '50s vintage...order your copy now from Amazon, Gene Autry Museum and Image Entertainment, stay tuned once again with a top notch B-Western from Gene Autry...just the way we like 'em!
Total Time: 68 mins on DVD ~ Image Entertainment 2312 ~ (7/13/2004)"
Great Gene Autry picture
Luciano Mauro Decusati | porto alegre, RS Brazil | 10/19/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This fine Gene Autry picture is different from other Autry films in that it is set in the Old West. There are no cars or telephones here - Gene communicates by smoke signals!
"Indian Territory" features a wonderful song: Chattanoogie Shoeshine Boy.
I am looking forward to the release of two other great Gene Autry films from Columbia: Loaded Pistols (available from Amazon, but not in the restored version) and The Last Roundup. According to William K. Everson, writer of A Pictorial History of the Western Film, these two pictures are among the best B-Westerns made anywhere. I've seen Loaded Pistols and I agree.