Sioux City Sue (1946) and Robin Hood of Texas (1947)
Part of the series Gene Autry Double Feature
Saturday, February 25, 2017, Noon
The Autry in Griffith Park
- 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.
February’s Gene Autry Double Feature theme is “The Cass County Boys.”
The musical group that made the most appearances with Gene Autry in his movies was the Cass County Boys. They would also perform with Gene on his Columbia records, Melody Ranch radio show, “The Gene Autry Show” television series, and on tour. February's films showcase the musical trio in their first film with Gene, Sioux City Sue and in Robin Hood of Texas.
Sioux City Sue (1946) Republic Pictures (68 minutes)
Gene trades in his wings for a pair of spurs in his first movie after returning from World War II. To get his ranch out of dire financial straits, Gene reluctantly goes to Hollywood to make a movie. But his real troubles begin on his return when everyone finds out he's the voice of Ding Dong the animated singing donkey, and his nemesis tries to drive him to ruin. Released November 21, 1946, this classic features Sterling Holloway and the hit Oklahoma Hills.
For more details on the cast and songs in this film, visit the Official Gene Autry website page for Sioux City Sue.
Robin Hood of Texas (1947) Republic Pictures (72 minutes)
Gene Autry and the Cass County Boys, flat broke and stranded, are unjustly arrested as musical bank bandits. Released by the police as decoys to locate the loot, Gene and the boys renovate a dude ranch only to find themselves in more trouble with rival gangsters in search of the money. Originally released in 1947, the film features the song Goin' Back to Texas and Gene's legendary fisticuffs as well as chases by horse and car..
For more details on the cast and songs in this film, visit the Official Gene Autry website page for Robin Hood of Texas.
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