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Rim of the Canyon Details

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[[Performer~P2914~Gene Autry~geneautry]] plays a dual role in the above-average Columbia oater Rim of the Canyon. Our hero plays "himself" and his own father, a famed sheriff. Twenty years ago, [[Performer~P2914~Autry~geneautry]] Sr. threw a trio of outlaws ([[Performer~P62925~Walter Sande~waltersande]], [[Performer~P44654~Jock Mahoney~jockmahoney]] and [[Performer~P266952~Francis McDonald~donaldmcdonald]]) into jail for stealing a large sum of money. When the crooks escape and head for the hidden loot, it's up to [[Performer~P2914~Autry~geneautry]] Jr. to track them down. Unlike previous Columbia [[Performer~P2914~Autry~geneautry]]s, Rim of the Canyon downplays the musical element in favor of fast, sometimes violent action. Even [[Performer~P2914~Autry~geneautry]]'s faithful horse Champion gets in on the act by trampling one of the crooks. [[Performer~P2914~Autry~geneautry]]'s leading lady this time out is [[Performer~P41967~Nan Leslie~nanleslie]], later a busy TV character actress; another future TV favorite, [[Performer~P93128~Alan Hale Jr.~alanhalejr]], essays a supporting role. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

Cast

Gene Autry
as Gene Autry The Elder
Gene Autry
as Gene Autry
Nan Leslie
as Ruth Lambert
Thurston Hall
as Big Tim Hanlon
Clem Bevans
as Loco John
Walter Sande
as Jake Fargo
Francis McDonald
as Charlie Lewis
Alan Hale, Jr.
as Matt Kimbrough
Amelita Ward
as Lily Shannon
Boyd Stockman
Frankie Marvin
Denver Pyle
Jock Mahoney
as Pete Reagan
Rory Mallinson
Sandy Sanders

Crew

John English
Director
Armand Schaefer
Producer
Hy Heath
Songwriter
Gene Autry
Songwriter
Johnny Lange
Songwriter
Mischa Bakaleinikoff
Musical Direction/Supervision
Aaron Stell
Editor
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