Synopsis by Hal Erickson
Saginaw Trail is a rare "mid-western" from Gene Autry. Set in 1827, the story takes place in the wilds of Michigan. Autry plays an officer in Hamilton's Rangers, determined to bring scurrilous fur-trapper Jules Brissac (Eugene Borden) to justice. To protect his own interests, Brissac has been goading the local Indians into attacking the white settlers. No matter how tense the situation, Autry manages to find time for three songs -- including Stephen Foster's "Beautiful Dreamer", which hadn't been written yet! Smiley Burnette returns as Autry's sidekick, while newcomer Connie Marshall performs the leading-lady duties.
bad-guy, cowboy, good-guy, lawman, outlaw [Western], fur-trapper, Native-American, settler, songwriter