Saddle up and ride with America's first and favorite singing cowboy as we celebrate the Centennial of Gene Autry's birth. Star of radio, records, film, TV and rodeo, Gene invented the musical Western, capturing America's hearts as a guitar-slinging, song-singing, six gun-toting good guy. Riding his horse, Champion, Autry became an American Hero whose popularity remains strong today.
Radio star Gene Autry must solve a murder mystery at the Frontier Days pageant that involves Chicago gangsters, a deserted mine, and a surprise ending. Musical highlights are "Any Bonds Today" and "I'm Thinking Tonight of My Blue Eyes." Released in 1942, the film features leading lady Fay McKenzie, comic sidekick Smiley Burnette, and Joseph Strauch, Jr. as Tadpole.