Dust off your best cowboy hat and polish up your spurs as America's first and favorite singing cowboy gallops across the silver screen and into your living room. Gene Autry star of radio, records, film, TV and rodeo, invented the musical Western, capturing Americas hearts as a guitar slinging, song singing, six gun toting good guy. Riding Champion the worlds wonder horse , Autry became a beloved American hero whose popularity remains strong today.
Now, for the first time on DVD, Gene Autry's rollicking big screen adventures and unforgettable tunes are brought home in these western classics fully restored and uncut from Autry's personal film archives.
Twentieth Century Fox star Jane Withers was so enamored of Gene Autry that she persuaded the studio to sign the Singing Cowboy as her leading man. In this 1940 release Gene plays Will Carson whose grandfather was the town's hero. A Hollywood company arrives to film the story and hires Will as the technical advisor and stunt double. When the star suddenly abandons the film, Will steps in to save the day. Songs include "There's Only One Love in a Lifetime" and "That Little Old Band of Gold."