Mule Train

Shelia Ryan, Gene Autry, and Pat Buttram in Mule Train © 1950 Autry Qualified Interest Trust and The Autry Foundation.

Film and Television

Mule Train (1950) and Blue Canadian Rockies (1952)

Part of the series Gene Autry Double Feature

Saturday, April 22, 2017, Noon

The Autry in Griffith Park

Appropriate For: 
Included With Museum Admission / Free for Autry Members
No Reservations Necessary

About the Event

Every other month, two Gene Autry films are screened in the Imagination Gallery’s Western Legacy Theater. 
April’s Gene Autry Double Feature theme is “Pat Buttram”
Comedian Pat Buttram was Gene Autry’s sidekick in movies, radio, television, and on tour. He made 17 Columbia Pictures films with Gene and two of his best are Mule Train and Blue Canadian Rockies. Pat provides the humor while Gene brings the songs in these action packed Westerns! 

Mule Train (1950) Columbia Pictures (71 minutes)
Marshal Gene Autry cracks the whip on Western killers as he rides Champion to the stirring rhythm of the great song sensation Mule Train! Pat Buttram provides the comic relief as a prospector who discovers natural cement and is soon entangled with a menacing lady sheriff and a dam-building project. It’s that Mule Train rhythm! It’s that Autry action…roarin’ along together in a great Western drama!

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

Blue Candian Rockies (1952) Columbia Pictures (58 minutes)
Gene Autry and Champion crash through a maze of murder and mayhem on a dude ranch deep in the heart of the tall timber country. Montana rancher Cyrus Higbee sends Gene, his foreman, to Canada to stop the marriage of his daughter Sandra to Todd Markley, whom he suspects is a fortune hunter. Gene soon discovers that Sandra has turned the place into a dude ranch with entertainers Carolina Cotton and the Cass County Boys. When a Mountie is murdered and lumberjacks threaten to take over, Gene and Pat Buttram must find the real murderer and bring peace to the Blue Canadian Rockies. 

For more details on the cast and songs in this film, visit the Official Gene Autry website page for Blue Candian Rockies.