Saturday, January 28, 2012

Reel Cowboys of the Santa Susanas -- Gene Autry

Gene Autry (1907 – 1998) first gained fame in the 1930s as "The Singing Cowboy" on the radio.  Later he became a cowboy film star in the movies and on television.  Autry was also owner of the California Angels baseball team from 1961 to 1997.

Gene visited Chatsworth more than most B-Western stars, and has a significant list of film credits working on the Iverson Ranch, Brandeis Ranch, Burro Flats, Chatsworth Lake, and Corriganville.

Gene's Santa Susana locations filmography:

Phantom Empire, The (1935) - Gene Autry/Smiley Burnette (Iverson Ranch)(lobby photo above) Mascot [serial]

Apache Country (1952) - Gene Autry/Pat Buttram (Iverson Ranch) Columbia
Back in the Saddle (1941) - Gene Autry (Iverson Ranch) Republic

Beyond the Purple Hills (1950) - Gene Autry (Corriganville)(photo above) Columbia
Big Show, The (1936) - Gene Autry/Smiley Burnette (Iverson Ranch) Republic
Big Sombrero, The (1949) - Gene Autry (Corriganville) Columbia
Call of the Canyon (1942) - Gene Autry/Smiley Burnette/Sons of the Pioneers - Republic
Colorado Sunset (1939) - Gene Autry/Smiley Burnette (Corriganville) Republic
Cow Town (1950) - Gene Autry (Iverson Ranch) Columbia
Cowboy Serenade (1942) - Gene Autry (Iverson Ranch) Republic
Down Mexico Way (1941) - Gene Autry (Corriganville) Republic
Gene Autry and The Mounties (1951) - Gene Autry (Corriganville) Columbia
Hills of Utah, The (1951) - Gene Autry/Pat Buttram (Iverson Ranch)(Corriganville) Columbia

Indian Territory (1950) - Gene Autry/Pat Buttram (Corriganville)(photo above) Columbia
Last Round-up, The (1947) - Gene Autry (Corriganville) Columbia
Loaded Pistols (1948) - Gene Autry (Iverson Ranch) Columbia
Men with Steel Faces (1940) - Gene Autry/Smiley Burnette (Iverson Ranch) Mascot
Mexicali Rose (1939) - Gene Autry/Smiley Burnette (Corriganville) Republic
Mountain Rhythm (1939) - Gene Autry/Smiley Burnette (Iverson Ranch) Republic
Mule Train (1950) - Gene Autry/Pat Buttram (Corriganville)(Iverson Ranch) Columbia
Night Stage to Galveston (1952) - Gene Autry/Champion/Pat Buttram (Iverson Ranch) Columbia
Oh, Susanna! (1936) - Gene Autry/Smiley Burnette - Republic
Old Barn Dance, The (1938) - Gene Autry/Smiley Burnette - Republic
Old Corral, The (1936) - Gene Autry /Smiley Burnette (Iverson Ranch) Republic
Old West, The (1952) - Gene Autry/Pat Buttram/Gail Davis (Corriganville) Columbia

Pack Train (1953) - Gene Autry (Iverson Ranch)(photo above) Columbia

Prairie Moon (1938) - Gene Autry (Brandeis Ranch) (Iverson Ranch)(photo above) Republic
Public Cowboy No. 1 (1937) - Gene Autry - Republic
Rancho Grande (1940) - Gene Autry/Smiley Burnette (Iverson Ranch) Republic
Red River Valley (1936) - Gene Autry/Smiley Burnette - Republic
Rhythm of the Saddle (1938) - Gene Autry (Iverson Ranch)(Corriganville) Columbia
Riders in the Sky (1949) - Gene Autry/Pat Buttram (Iverson Ranch) Columbia
Rim of the Canyon (1949) - Gene Autry - Columbia

Robin Hood of Texas (1947) - Gene Autry (Iverson Ranch)(photo above) Republic
Round-Up Time in Texas (1937) - Gene Autry (Iverson Ranch) Republic

Rovin' Tumbleweeds (1939) - Gene Autry (Burro Flats)(photo above) Republic
Shooting High (1940) - Gene Autry - 20th Century-Fox

Silver Canyon (1951) - Gene Autry (Iverson Ranch)(photo above) Columbia

Singing Cowboy, The (1936) - Gene Autry (Brandeis Ranch)(Iverson Ranch)(photo above) Republic

Sioux City Sue (1946) - Gene Autry (Chatsworth Reservoir)(Corriganville)(photo above) Republic
Sons of New Mexico (1949) - Gene Autry (Iverson Ranch) Columbia
South of the Border (1939) - Gene Autry/Smiley Burnette - Republic
Texans Never Cry (1951) - Gene Autry/Pat Buttram (Iverson Ranch) Columbia
Under Fiesta Stars (1941) - Gene Autry (Iverson Ranch) Republic
Wagon Team (1952) - Gene Autry (Iverson Ranch) Columbia
Western Jamboree (1938) - Gene Autry - Republic
Winning of the West (1953) - Gene Autry/Champion/Smiley Burnette/Gail Davis – Columbia

Gene also starred in "The Gene Autry Show" TV Series throughout the 1950s.

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