CTVA US Western - "The Gene Autry Show" (Flying A/CBS) Season 2 (1951-52)

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Starring Gene Autry with Pat Buttram
Season 2 (CBS) (1951-52)
Episode Guide compiled by The Classic TV Archive
with contributions by:
Sal Crisanti, Tom Dischley, Louis H. Allgood, Rina Fox, Doug Nye

references:
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############# The Gene Autry Show ############
############## season 2 1951-52 ##############
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CBS Sundays 7:00 Eastern
26 new episodes (black-and-white)

2.01 [027] The Gene Autry Show: GHOST TOWN RAIDERS (verified SC/RF)
(screen/copyright title)
Flying A Pictures, Inc. (copyright ODAT: 3May51; OREG: LP898)
06-Oct-1951 CBS Sun
Screenplay by John K. Butler
Directed by Frank McDonald
Director of photography William Bradford, A.S.C.
Guest cast:
Pat Buttram ......... Pat (recurring)
Wendy Waldron ....... Lita Hornsby
William Fawcett ..... Crazy Charley
George J. Lewis ..... Capt. Morales
Ray Bennett ......... Luke Travis, Gang Leader
Reed Howes .......... Gunther
Kermit Maynard ...... Preston
Sam Flint ........... Mr. J. L. Hornsby
Art Dillard ......... Thorpe
Bob Woodward ........ Telegraph Operator (uncredited)
Synopsis 1:
GENE AND PAT TRAIL A GANG OF GOLD ROBBERS TO A GHOST TOWN. ALL THEY
FIND IS AN OLD BLACKSMITH NAMED CRAZY CHARLIE. [SC]
Synopsis 2:
Gene risks his life to track down some bandits as a special agent for a mining company. [RF]

2.02 [028] The Gene Autry Show: FRONTIER GUARD (verified RF)
(screen/copyright title)
Flying A Pictures, Inc. (ODAT: 3May51; OREG: LP899)
13-Oct-1951 CBS Sun
Screenplay by Fred Myton
Directed by George Archainbaud
Director of Photography William Bradford, A.S.C.
Guest cast:
Pat Buttram ......... Pat (recurring)
Donna Martell ....... Diana Jamison
James Craven ........ Steve Kinney
Denver Pyle ......... Ed Slade
Francis McDonald .... Dave Jamison
Gregg Barton ........ Joe
Riley Hill .......... Vic Cassidy
Ewing Mitchell ...... Sheriff
Tom Monroe .......... Pete
Synopsis:
As a member of the Border Patrol, Gene helps a rancher who is being terrorized. [RF]

2.03 [029] The Gene Autry Show: SILVER DOLLARS (verified RF)
(screen/copyright title)
Flying A Pictures, Inc. (ODAT: 3May51; OREG: LP900)
20-Oct-1951 CBS Sun
Screenplay by Elizabeth Beecher
Directed by Frank McDonald
Director of Photography William Bradford, A.S.C.
Guest cast:
Pat Buttram ......... Pat (recurring)
Wendy Waldron ....... Dorrie Tyler
Louise Lorimer ...... Ada Mitchell
George J. Lewis ..... Steve Tyler
William Fawcett ..... Sheriff Eben Bailey
Ray Bennett ......... Nick Hatfield
Kermit Maynard ...... Chuck
Art Dillard ......... Mike
Synopsis:
Gene is on the trail of a clever band of counterfeiters. [RF]

  2.04 [30] The Gene Autry Show: KILLER'S TRAIL (1951) (verified SC/RF)
(screen/copyright title)
Flying A Pictures, Inc. (ODAT: 3May51; OREG: LP896)
27-Oct-1951
Screenplay by Oliver Drake
Directed by George Archainbaud
Director of Photography William Bradford, A.S.C.
Guest cast:
Pat Buttram ......... Pat (recurring)
Donna Martell ....... Tonia Castellar
James Craven ........ Wade Morgan
Ewing Mitchell ...... Sheriff Jim Kent
Riley Hill .......... Mike
Gregg Barton ........ Hank
Francis McDonald .... Felipe Mendoza
Denver Pyle ......... Frank Blake
Tom Monroe .......... Jed
Art Dillard ......... Posse member (uncredited)
Bob Woodward ........ Stage Driver (uncredited)
Synopsis 1:
GENE AND PAT SET OUT AFTER A MYSTERIOUS BANDIT KNOWN AS
EL AVENGADOR. [SC]
Synopsis 2:
Gene and Pat set out after a mysterious bandit chief. [RF]

2.05 [031] The Gene Autry Show: FRAME FOR TROUBLE (verified RF)
(screen/copyright title)
Flying A Pictures, Inc. (ODAT: 25Jun51; OREG: LP1018)
03-Nov-1951
Screenplay by Joe Richardson
Directed by David R. Lederman
Director of Photography William Bradford, A.S.C.
Guest cast:
Pat Buttram ......... Pat (recurring)
Gail Davis .......... Virginia Rutledge
Dick Curtis ......... Sam Taggert
Dennis Moore ........ Hank
John Halloran ....... Sheriff Maloney
Don Harvey .......... Deputy Clem
Marshall Reed ....... Skin
Bob Woodward ........ Black Jackson (uncredited)
Synopsis:
Gene is falsely charged with murder when he keeps a captured gunslinger's secret rendezvous [RF]

2.06 [32] The Gene Autry Show: WARNING! DANGER! (verified RF)
(screen/copyright title)
Flying A Pictures, Inc. (ODAT: 25Jun51; OREG: LP1017)
10-Nov-1951 CBS Sun
Screenplay by Dwight Cummins
Directed by George Archainbaud
Director of Photography William Bradford, A.S.C.
Guest cast:
Pat Buttram ......... Pat (recurring)
Dick Jones .......... Jerry Miller
Gloria Winters ...... Sue Miller
Gordon Jones ........ Mike Halen
Harry Lauter ........ Brett Carson
Teddy Infur ......... Bobby Miller
Leonard Penn ........ Hedge Nolan
Bill Kennedy ........ Vance Evans
Synopsis:
Gene befriends two young orphans whose older brother is involved with the outlaw gang. [RF]

2.07 [033] The Gene Autry Show: REVENGE TRAIL (verified RF)
(screen/copyright title)
Flying A Pictures, Inc. (ODAT: 25Jun51; OREG: LP1021)
17-Nov-1951
Screenplay by Paul Gangelin
Directed by David R. Lederman
Director of Photography William Bradford, A.S.C.
Guest cast:
Pat Buttram ......... Pat (recurring)
Gail Davis .......... Hester Vance
Dick Curtis ......... Johnny MacClain, alias Doc Leary
Dennis Moore ........ Ennis
John Halloran ....... Marshal Douglas Vance
Don Harvey .......... Milo Miller
Marshall Reed ....... Hod Baker
Bob Woodward ........ Ranchhand (uncredited)
Synopsis:
Hypnotism assists in the capture of a criminal posing as a medicine-show entrepreneur. [RF]

2.08 [034] The Gene Autry Show: THE BANDITS OF BOULDER BLUFF (verified RF)
(screen/copyright title)
Flying A Pictures, Inc. (ODAT: 25Jun51; OREG: LP1016)
24-Nov-1951 CBS Sun
Screenplay by Howard J. Green
Directed by George Archainbaud
Director of photography William Bradford, A.S.C.
Guest cast:
Pat Buttram ......... Pat (recurring)
Dick Jones .......... Tom Colby
Anne O'Neal ......... Lucy Colby
Gordon Jones ........ Deputy Sheriff in Gray Shirt
Harry Lauter ........ Ace Judkins
Leonard Penn ........ Mitch Lawson
Bill Kennedy ........ Bill
Merrill McCormick ... George Colby (uncredited)
Synopsis:
Gene uncovers a plot to frame Tom Colby for his stepfather's murder and take over the mine. [RF]

2.09 [035] The Gene Autry Show: OUTLAW ESCAPE (verified RF)
(screen/copyright title)
Flying A Pictures, Inc. (ODAT: 9Jul51; OREG: LP1045)
01-Dec-1951 CBS Sun
Screenplay by Earle Snell
Directed by George Archainbaud
Director of Photography William Bradford, A.S.C.
Guest cast:
Pat Buttram ......... Pat (recurring)
Gail Davis .......... Polly Glover
James Craven ........ Brad Bidwell
Ewing Mitchell ...... Glover
Ben Weldon .......... Pete
Robert Peyton ....... Red Lambert
Myron Healy ......... Blake
Lee Morgan .......... Sam Grover
Synopsis:
Gene assists the sheriff in bringing outlaw Brad Bidwell to justice. [RF]

2.10 [36] The Gene Autry Show: THE KID COMES WEST (verified RF)
(screen/copyright title)
Flying A Pictures, Inc. (ODAT: 10Sep51; OREG: LP1187)
08-Dec-1951 CBS Sun
Screenplay by Joe Richardson
Directed by George Archainbaud
Director of Photography William Bradford, A.S.C.
Guest cast:
Pat Buttram ......... Pat (recurring)
Sherry Jackson ...... Frankie Scott
William Fawcett ..... Frank Graham
Steve Pendleton ..... Paul, Graham's Nephew
Keith Richards ...... Duke Farris
Craig Woods ......... Hitch
Sandy Sanders ....... Monk
Synopsis:
When his daughter dies, an elderly rancher sends for her child, whom he plans to make his heir. [RF]

2.11 [037] The Gene Autry Show: RETURN OF MAVERICK DAN (verified RF)
(screen/copyright title)
Flying A Pictures, Inc. (ODAT: 9Jul51; OREG: LP1044)
15-Dec-1951 CBS Sun
Screenplay by Polly James
Directed by George Archainbaud
Director of Photography William Bradford, A.S.C.
Guest cast:
Pat Buttram ......... Pat (recurring)
Carole Nugent ....... Barbara 'Bobbie' Blake
James Craven ........ Mayor Elliott Johnson
Ewing Mitchell ...... Sheriff
Ben Weldon .......... Rusty
Robert Peyton ....... 'Maverick Dan' Blake
Myron Healy ......... Clay
Lee Morgan .......... Joe
Synopsis:
Gene investigates Dan, who is believed to be innocent. [RF]

2.12 [38] The Gene Autry Show: GALLOPING HOOFS (verified RF)
(screen/copyright title)
Flying A Pictures, Inc. (ODAT: 10Sep51; OREG: LP1189)
22-Dec-1951 CBS Sun
Screenplay by Dwight Cummins
Directed by George Archainbaud
Director of Photography William Bradford, A.S.C.
Guest cast:
Pat Buttram ......... Pat
Gail Davis .......... Mary Reed
George J. Lewis ..... Neal Pierson
Belle Mitchell ...... Emily Blake
Harry Harvey ........ Sheriff Henry Blake
Denver Pyle ......... Curt Wayne
Synopsis:
Gene learns that a convicted embezzler has escaped from jail, accusing his partner of the crime. [RF]

2.13 [039] The Gene Autry Show: HEIR TO THE LAZY L (verified SC/RF)
(screen/copyright title)
Flying A Pictures, Inc. (ODAT: 26Sep51; OREG: LP1195)
29-Dec-1951 CBS Sun
Screenplay by Oliver Drake
Directed by Wallace Fox
director of photography William Bradford, A.S.C.
Guest cast:
Pat Buttram ......... Pat (recurring)
Gail Davis .......... Pauline Logan
Alan Hale, Jr........ Bart
Helen Servis ........ Hortense Appleby
Terry Frost ......... Cady
Hugh Prosser ........ Latimer
Sandy Sanders ....... Lem
SYNOPSIS 1:
AFTER INHERITING HALF INTEREST IN HIS UNCLE'S RANCH, GENE IS
ATTACKED BY A GANG OF MASKED MEN. [SC]
Synopsis 2:
Masked men attack Gene while he is on his way to see the ranch he inherited from an uncle. [RF]

2.14 [40] The Gene Autry Show: MELODY MESA (verified RF)
(screen/copyright title)
Flying A Pictures, Inc. (ODAT: 25Sep51; OREG: LP1197)
04-Jan-1952 CBS Sun
Screenplay by Betty Burbridge
Directed by George Archainbaud
Director of Photography William Bradford, A.S.C.
Guest cast:
Pat Buttram ......... Pat (recurring)
Gail Davis .......... Joan Merritt
Belle Mitchell ...... Jessica James
George J. Lewis ..... Robinson
Denver Pyle ......... Professor Sharp
Harry Harvey ........ Sheriff Ed Jackson
Ewing Mitchell ...... Roger Merritt
Riley Hill .......... Cliff
Jim Brittain ........ Guard
Synopsis:
Gene poses as a music teacher in order to trap a gang of outlaws [RF]

2.15 [41] The Gene Autry Show: HORSE SENSE (verified RF)
(screen/copyright title)
Flying A Pictures, Inc. (ODAT: 26Sep51; OREG: LP1196)
11-Jan-1952 CBS Sun
Screenplay by Robert Schaefer & Eric Freiwald
Directed by Wallace Fox
Director of Photography William Bradford, A.S.C.
Guest cast:
Pat Buttram ...... Pat
Gail Davis ....... Elaine Castle
Dick Jones ....... Jeff Castle
Alan Hale Jr. .... “Trader” Adams
Terry Frost ...... Slade
Hugh Prosser ..... Matt Nixon
Sandy Sanders .... Blackie
Bob Woodward ..... Cowpoke (uncredited)
Synopsis:
Champion's uncanny intelligence proves vital in bringing to justice an evildoer. [RF]

2.16 [42] The Gene Autry Show: ROCK RIVER FEUD (verified RF)
(screen/copyright title)
Flying A Pictures, Inc. (ODAT: 6Nov51; OREG: LP1280)
18-Jan-1952
screenplay by Earle Snell
directed by George Archainbaud
director of photography William Bradford, A.S.C.
Guest cast:
Pat Buttram ......... Pat (recurring)
Sherry Jackson ...... Bonnie Ford
William Fawcett ..... Jim Ford
Steve Pendleton ..... Lafe Ford
Keith Richards ...... Sheriff Sam
Sandy Sanders ....... Terry Buttram
Craig Woods ......... Big Mike
Synopsis:
Gene and Pat get involved in a long-standing feud which involves Pat's relatives. [RF]

2.17 [043] The Gene Autry Show: THE LAWLESS PRESS (verified RF)
(screen/copyright title)
Flying A Pictures, Inc. (ODAT: 6Nov51; OREG: LP1278)
25-Jan-1952
screenplay by Robert Schaefer & Eric Freiwald
directed by George Archainbaud
director of photography William Bradford, A.S.C.
Guest cast:
Pat Buttram ......... Pat
Roy Gordon .......... Jud Halsey
George Pembroke ..... Lucifer Lane
Bruce Norman ........ Tommy
Dennis Moore ........ Abner Barnes
James Anderson ...... Burke Halsey
Gregg Barton ........ Pete
Ed Hinkle ........... Joe Bonner
Art Dillard ......... Thug (uncredited)
Frankie Marvin ...... Thug (uncredited)
Synopsis:
Sheriff Gene is up against a newspaperman who prints headliners
reporting crimes before they are committed.

2.18 [44] The Gene Autry Show: THE WESTERN WAY (verified RF)
Flying A Pictures, Inc. (ODAT: 6Nov51; OREG: LP1279)
01-Feb-1952 CBS Sun
screenplay by Norman Hall
directed by George Archainbaud
director of photography William Bradford, A.S.C.
Guest cast:
Pat Buttram ......... Pat (recurring)
Dick Jones .......... Billy Walker
Mira McKinney ....... Emily "Ma" Walker
Harry Lauter ........ Walt Brady
Steve Clark ......... Sheriff Daniel Kincaid
Don Harvey .......... Deputy Jim Dixon
Bob Wilke ........... Russ
Art Dillard ......... Thug in Denim Jacket (uncredited)
Synopsis:
Gene helps a lady regain her prodigal son who has been implicated
in some criminal activities. [RF]

2.19 [45] The Gene Autry Show: THE RUTHLESS RENEGADE (verified RF)
(screen/copyright title)
Flying A Pictures, Inc. (ODAT: 6Nov51; OREG: LP1276)
08-Feb-1952 CBS Sun
screenplay by Elizabeth Beecher
directed by George Archainbaud
director of photography William Bradford, A.S.C.
Guest cast:
Pat Buttram ......... Pat (recurring)
Jane Frazee ......... Jane Winslow
Roy Gordon .......... Dr. R.J. Armstrong
Bruce Norman ........ Timmy Winslow
Dennis Moore ........ Fred Mason
Gregg Barton ........ Gaffer
James Anderson ...... Paul Winslow
Ed Hinkle ........... Spike
Frankie Marvin ...... Townsman (uncredited)
Synopsis:
A crusading newspaperwoman tries to clean up a lawless community single-handedly. [RF]

2.20 [46] The Gene Autry Show: HOT LEAD AND OLD LACE (verified RF)
(screen/copyright title)
Flying A Pictures, Inc. (ODAT: 6Nov51; OREG: LP1277)
15-Feb-1952 CBS Sun
Screenplay by Robert Schaefer & Eric Freiwald
Directed by George Archainbaud
Director of Photography William Bradford, A.S.C.
Guest cast:
Pat Buttram ......... Pat (recurring)
Mira McKinney ....... Maude Munroe
Harry Lauter ........ Chad Matthews
Steve Clark ......... Pete Munroe
Don C. Harvey ....... Cody, Gunman
Bob Wilke ........... Max, Gunman
Bob Woodward ........ Pete Armstrong (uncredited)
Synopsis:
Gene persuades Maude to keep her murdered uncle's ranch. [RF]

2.21 [47] The Gene Autry Show: BLAZEAWAY (verified RF)
(scrren/copyright title)
Flying A Pictures, Inc. (ODAT: 16Nov51; OREG: LP1319)
22Feb1952 CBS Sun
screenplay by Paul Gangelin
directed by George Blair
director of photography William Bradford, A.S.C.
Guest cast:
Pat Buttram ......... Pat (recurring)
Mary Treen .......... Miss Netty Blinkensop
Richard Travis ...... Hec Watson, the Mayor
Pierre Watkin ....... Colonel
Bob Bice ............ Fighting Eagle
Kermit Maynard ...... Twigg
Sandy Sanders ....... Stagg
Bob Woodward ........ Gray Badger
Synopsis:
Gene goes to Blazeaway as an undercover agent to clear a tribe in a series of tomahawk murders. [RF]

2.22 [48] The Gene Autry Show: BULLETS AND BOWS (verified RF)
(copyright title)
Flying A Pictures, Inc. (ODAT: 16Nov51; OREG: LP1320)
02-Mar-1952
Screenplay by Robert Schaefer & Eric Freiwald
Directed by George Blair
Director of Photography William Bradford, A.S.C.
Guest cast:
Pat Buttram ......... Pat (recurring)
Elaine Riley ........ Joyce Lawson
Myron Healy ......... Sheriff
John Doucette ....... Frank
Denver Pyle ......... Ramsey
Gregg Barton ........ Sloan
Bob Woodward ........ Stage Driver (uncredited)
Synopsis:
Gene must apprehend a group of outlaws harassing Pat as he tries to operate a dry-goods store [RF]

2.23 [49] The Gene Autry Show: TROUBLE AT SILVER CREEK (verified RF)
(screen/copyright title)
Flying A Pictures, Inc. (ODAT: 16Nov51; OREG: LP1321)
09-Mar-1952 CBS Sun
Screenplay by Howard Green
Directed by George Archainbaud
Director of Photography William Bradford, A.S.C.
Guest cast:
Pat Buttram ......... Pat (recurring)
Barbara Stanley ..... Alice Caldwell
George Pembroke ..... Kelly the Knife Man
Steve Conte ......... Buzz
Leonard Penn ........ Herb Higgins
Craig Woods ......... 'Chalky' White
Francis McDonald .... Dude Williams, alias Sam Caldwell
Tom Tyler ........... Hank
Synopsis:
Gene solves the mystery behind a number of knife murders, including that of Pat's employer. [RF]

 2.24 [50] The Gene Autry Show: SIX GUN ROMEO  (verified RF)
(screen/copyright title)
Flying A Pictures, Inc. (ODAT: 29Nov51; OREG: LP1360)
16-Mar-1952 CBS Sun
Screenplay by Polly James
Directed by George Blair
director of photography William Bradford, A.S.C.
Guest cast:
Pat Buttram ......... Pat (recurring)
Elaine Riley ........ Jan Carter Gray
Mary Treen .......... Adele Tompkins
Richard Travis ...... Bryant Morgan
Pierre Watkin ....... Sheriff
Bob Bice ........... Joe
Kermit Maynard ...... Biff
Sandy Sanders ....... Chuck (uncredited)
Frankie Marvin ...... Shorty (uncredited)
Bob Woodward ........ Wounded Stagecoach Guard (uncredited)
Synopsis:
Pat gets himself a mail-order sweetheart who is more than he can handle.

2.25 [51] The Gene Autry Show: THE SHERIFF IS A LADY (verified RF)
(screen/copyright title)
Flying A Pictures, Inc. (ODAT: 11Dec51; OREG: LP1356)
23-Mar-1952 CBS Sun
Screenplay by Dwight Cummins
Directed by George Blair
Director of photography William Bradford, A.S.C.
Guest cast:
Pat Buttram ......... Pat (recurring)
Dick Jones .......... Horace, the Deputy Sheriff
Elaine Riley ........ Sheriff Kathy Vale
John Doucette ....... Gimme Porter
Denver Pyle ......... Dodge Hartman
Myron Healy ......... Jack Wells
Gregg Barton ........ Hurry Brown
Synopsis:
A headstrong woman sheriff is intent upon arresting Gene, unaware that he is a lawman.

2.26 [52] The Gene Autry Show: TRAIL OF THE WITCH (verified RF)
Flying A Pictures, Inc. (ODAT: 11Dec51; OREG: LP1357)
30-Mar-1952 CBS Sun
Screenplay by Joe Richardson
Directed by George Archainbaud
director of photography William Bradford, A.S.C.
Guest cast:
Pat Buttram ......... Pat (recurring)
Almira Sessions ..... Mag, the Witch
Steve Conte ......... Breed
George Pembroke ..... The Judge
Leonard Penn ........ Deputy Marvin Green
Tom Tyler ........... Snake-eye
Bill George ......... Sheriff Ned Ritch
Francis McDonald .... Jake Elston
Craig Woods ......... Jigger
Bob Woodward ........ Stagecoach Driver (uncredited)
Synopsis:
Trailing desperados, Gene and Pat are led to a shack where a woman
is hiding them and frightening off pursuers. [RF]

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