Gene Autry, Champion, and Gloria Henry from the film The Strawberry Roan (1948)

Film and Television

The Last Round-Up (1947) and The Strawberry Roan (1948)

Part of the series Gene Autry Double Feature

Saturday, August 25, 2018, Noon–2:30 p.m.

The Autry: Wells Fargo Theater

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Included with Museum Admission / Free for Autry members
No Reservations Required

About the Event

On the fourth Saturday of every other month, two Gene Autry films are screened in the Autry Museum’s Wells Fargo Theater. The majority of Gene Autry's musical B Westerns were filmed in Southern California with the rare exception of a few filmed in Arizona. The Double Feature for August showcases two films where the landscape of the West plays an important visual role. The Last Round-Up (1947) was Gene Autry's first film with Columbia Pictures and was filmed in Old Tucson, Arizona. His very next film for Columbia, The Strawberry Roan (1948), was filmed in the three color Cinecolor process and shot on location in Sedona, Arizona. Both films were well received by audiences and are sure to be a hit today in this Double Feature screening.


The Last Round-Up (Columbia Pictures, 1947)

The Last Round-Up is a story of modern times, thundering with all the thrills of the old West.  Gene Autry is a cattle rancher determined to protect the interests of neighboring ranchers and Indians against unscrupulous land manipulators when local authorities plan to build an aqueduct.  Filmed in Arizona’s “Old Tucson,” Gene is better than ever riding, roping, fighting and singing his way to victory against all kinds of odds!

For more details on the cast and songs in this film, visit the Official Gene Autry website page for The Last Round-Up.

The Strawberry Roan (Columbia Pictures, 1948)

In Gene Autry’s first color picture, Champion stars in the title role as a wild stallion who becomes a legend of the West. More exciting than any manhunt is the furious pursuit of an outlaw stallion, branded a killer, and the two-fisted cowboy who fights off a gun-crazed posse to win justice for the noble animal.  Filmed in vibrantly hued Cinecolor against the beauty of Arizona landscapes, The Strawberry Roan combines thrill-filled action with a tender story of loyalty and includes five great Western songs.

For more details on the cast and songs in this film, visit the Official Gene Autry website page for The Strawberry Roan.