“The Singing Cowboy”
South of the Border
Starring Gene Autry, Smiley Burnette, June Storey, Lupita Tovar, Mary Lee. Special Guest: Mel Marion, friend of Gene Autry. Republic. 1939. Director: George Sherman. 70 mins.
Mysterious Doctor Satan.
Chapter 6 “Double Cross.” 17 mins.
- Time: 7:00 PM
Date: Friday, November 18, 2011
Place: HBLL Auditorium, 1st Floor
About this Event: Perhaps the most popular singer of his generation, Gene Autry had his own radio show and sold millions of records before entering movies in the early 1930s. Under contract to Republic Pictures, the breezy contemporary Westerns in which Autry played himself, short on plot but rich in famous song hits, propelled the Texas-born songwriter, singer, and actor to stardom and fame. This film has Autry as a federal agent sent to Mexico and to a fictional country to foil a “foreign power” from controlling its oil fields and establishing a submarine base there to foment revolution.
Admission is free
Arrive early for seats.