Indian Territory (1950)

Genres - Western  |   Sub-Genres - Musical Western  |   Release Date - May 31, 1950 (USA - Unknown)  |   Run Time - 70 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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Columbia's final release for 1950 was the Gene Autry western Indian Territory. Set during the Reconstruction Era, the story finds Autry working as an undercover agent for the U.S. cavalry. His mission: to neutralize a former Austrian army officer named Curt Raidler (Phil Van Zandt), who is leading a group of renegade Indians on a series of destructive raids. A subplot concerns the friendly rivalry between Autry and Union lieutenant Randolph Mason (played by Kirby Grant, later famous as TV's Sky King). Like most of Gene Autry's films from this era, Indian Territory co-stars Pat Buttram and Gail "Annie Oakley" Davis.

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army, bad-guy, cavalry, Civil-War [US], conflict, cowboy, expose [revelation], fidelity, good-guy, group, help, Native-American, officer, peace, settler, songwriter, territory, undercover