The Cowboy and the Indians (1949)

Genres - Western  |   Sub-Genres - Musical Western  |   Release Date - Sep 15, 1949 (USA - Unknown)  |   Run Time - 70 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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In this western, a cowboy comes to the aid of the Indians. The story begins as hero, Gene Autry, begins an investigation of a series of Indian raids. They had been stealing food from homesteads located around the reservation. Autry is appalled to discover that they have been taking the food because a sleazy Indian agent has been cheating them out of their food allotments and they are starving to death. Autry saves the Indians and sees that the dishonest agent is punished. He then watches the romance between his female assistant and the Indian chief. Songs include: "One Little Indian Boy," "America," "Silent Night," and "Here Comes Santa Claus."

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Native-American, settler, bad-guy, con/scam, corruption, cowboy, doctor/nurse, food, good-guy, help, Indian (Native-American)-reservation, invasion, native, peacemaker, romance, self-preservation, starvation, trader