Beyond the Purple Hills (1950)

Genres - Western  |   Sub-Genres - Musical Western  |   Release Date - Jul 25, 1950 (USA - Unknown)  |   Run Time - 69 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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Gene Autry and his horse Champion play "themselves" in Columbia's Beyond the Purple Hills. This one finds Autry serving as a cattle-town sheriff. When his best friend is accused of murder, Gene does his duty and arrests the man--then conducts his own investigation to prove that his pal is innocent. Pat Buttram goes through his usual sidekick paces, while young Autry protégé Don Reynolds does some impressive horse-riding stunts. Of interest to TV-western fans is the actor playing Autry's wrongly accused buddy: it's none other than Hugh O'Brian, later to gain fame as television's Wyatt Earp.

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arrest, bad-guy, conflict, cowboy, false-accusation, father, good-guy, horse, investigation, killing, lawman, murder, outlaw [Western], search, sheriff, son, songwriter, town, victim