Whirlwind (1951) and On Top of Old Smoky (1953)
Part of the series Gene Autry Double Feature
Saturday, April 28, 2018, Noon–2:30 p.m.
The Autry: Wells Fargo Theater
- Included With Museum Admission / Free for Autry Members
- No Reservations Required
About the Event
Gene Autry is reunited with his former sidekick Smiley Burnette to blaze a trail of adventure, thrills, and suspense in this 1951 film. Known as the WHIRLWIND, Gene is an ace postal inspector who arrives in Red Bluff on Champion to work with fellow government representative Smiley Burnette to investigate a series of mail robberies. Together they give the old heave-ho to a crime syndicate muscling in on the U.S. Mail! Gail Davis and Thurston Hall are along for the ride through bullets, brawls, and bad men.
For more details on the cast and songs in this film, visit the Official Gene Autry website page for Whirlwind.
On Top of Old Smoky (1953)
Gene Autry, star of a singing show with the Cass County Boys billed as "Gene Autry and his Texas Rangers," is mistaken for a real Ranger in the tough town of Mountain City. Gene soon swings into action to help Jen Larrabee, the owner of a toll road who is having trouble with the local eye doctor and a local gambler who both want Jen to relinquish her property, which contains valuable mica deposits. The film has six musical numbers including, Gene Autry and Smiley Burnette performing “I Hang My Head and Cry” plus Gene Autry and the Cass County Boys singing “If It Wasn’t for the Rain” and “On Top of Old Smokey.”
For more details on the cast and songs in this film, visit the Official Gene Autry website page for On Top of Old Smoky.