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Cow Town Details


At first glance, Cow Town seems to be a documentary, as an unseen narrator describes the changes made in the Old West by the advent of barbed wire. Before long, however, the audience is assured that this will be a typical Gene Autry western. Autry plays a ranch owner who incurs the wrath of his neighbors by placing barbed wire around his turf. The local cowboys are certain that the new "invention" will mean the end of their jobs, since there will no longer be a need for ranch hands to keep the cattle from roaming free. Feeding into these fears is a group of "concerned citizens," who turn out to be a band of cattle rustlers. Autry manages to round up the baddies, smooth the ruffled feathers of the cowboys, and sing several old favorites. The supporting cast includes Gail Davis, who'd later star in the Autry-produced TV series Annie Oakley, and ace stunt men Jock Mahoney and Ted Mapes. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi


Gene Autry
as Himself
Gail Davis
as Ginger Kirby
Harry Shannon
as Sandy Reeves
Steven Darrell
as Chet Hilliard
Ralph Sanford
as Martin Dalrymple
Bud Osborne
as George Copeland
Ted Mapes
as Ed Loomis
Chuck Roberson
as Mike Grady
Holly Bane
Frankie Marvin
Frank McCarroll
Pat O'Malley
Blackie Whiteford
Walt LaRue
Victor Cox
Jock Mahoney
as Tod Jeffreys
Harry Harvey
as Sheriff Steve Calhoun
Jock Mahoney
as Tod Jeffreys


John English
Armand Schaefer
Gerald Geraghty
Mischa Bakaleinikoff
Musical Direction/Supervision
Henry Batista