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The Old West Details


Gene Autry was clearly tiring of the rigors of moviemaking by the time he starred in The Old West. Even so, Autry gives his all to this story of frontier religiosity. Left for dead in an outlaw ambush, Gene is nursed back to health by a travelling parson (House Peters Sr.) Our hero decides to help the parson build a church in the wide-open town of Saddlerock, which does not sit well with local crime kingpin Doc Lockwood (Lyle Talbot). The villain not only tries to drive the parson out of town, but also does his best to ruin Autry's reputation. The good guys emerge triumphant, but it isn't easy. Featured in the cast of The Old West are Autry "regulars" Gail Davis and Pat Buttrum; also appearing is the ubiquitous Louis-Jean Heydt, delivering a superb performance as a stagecoach driver plagued by encroaching blindness, and House Peters Sr's namesake son House Peters Jr. as one of the outlaws. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

  • Release date:January 15, 1952


Gene Autry
as Himself
Pat Buttram
as Panhandle Gibbs
Gail Davis
as Arlie Williams
Lyle Talbot
as Doc Lockwood
Louis Jean Heydt
as Jeff Blecker
Don C. Harvey
as Hod Evers
Dee Pollock
as Eddie Jamison
James Craven
as Daniels
Tom London
as Chadwick
Frank Ellis
John Merton
Pat O'Malley
Buddy Roosevelt
Sid Saylor
Bob Woodward
House Peters
as Parson Brooks


George Archainbaud
Armand Schaefer
Gerald Geraghty
Mischa Bakaleinikoff
Musical Direction/Supervision
Mischa Bakaleinikoff
Composer (Music Score)
Gene Autry