The Phantom Empire: Chapter 08 - Jaws of Jeopardy (1935)

Genres - Science Fiction, Western  |   Sub-Genres - Hybrid Western, Musical Western  |   Run Time - 20 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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Gene Autry manages to extricate himself from his latest peril, Douglas Fairbanks style, and fights his way to the surface and freedom. Reunited with Frankie (Frankie Darro) and Betsy (Betsy Ross King), Gene realizes that he will never manage to get back to Radio Ranch in time for his daily broadcast. Unless, that is, he hijacks Professor Beetson's (J. Frank Glendon) airplane at gunpoint. But even an airplane isn't fast enough and with Frankie's help, Gene is connected to the radio broadcast via wireless to perform "I'm Getting a Moon's Eye View of the World" for a presumably enraptured listening audience. Our hero finishes the song just as Queen Tika's (Dorothy Christy) interference ray destroys the plane's instruments. The pilot bails out and the rudderless aircraft plummets to earth.

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cowboy, city, ranch, singer, underground [below earth], outlaw [Western], radium