Rovin’ Tumbleweeds (1939) and The Cowboy and the Indians (1949)
Part of the series Gene Autry Double Feature
Saturday, December 1, 2018, Noon–2:30 p.m.
The Autry: Ted and Marian Craver Imagination Gallery
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- Included With Museum Admission / Free for Autry Members
- No Reservations Required
About the Event
Discover why Gene Autry is known as "America's Favorite Signing Cowboy" in this month's Double Feature. In Rovin' Tumbleweeds (1939) Gene goes to Washington DC to aid his town with a flood control bill only to find he has a lot to learn. This is the film debut of Gene's iconic song "Back in the Saddle Again." Then in The Cowboy and the Indians (1949) rancher Gene attempts to aid neighboring Navajos suffering from malnutrition. This is the only film with his hit Christmas song "Here Comes Santa Claus (Right Down Santa Claus Lane)."
Rovin’ Tumbleweeds (1939)
Rancher Gene Autry takes a job singing on the radio to aid farmers and ranchers whose lands were destroyed by raging floods. His radio popularity propels him into politics and he is elected to Congress. Blaming crooked politicians for the disaster, Gene tries to put through a flood control bill and finds he has a lot to learn.