Gene Autry and his horse Champion star (although not in this scene) in 1949's "The Big Sombrero" from Columbia Pictures Corp., filmed (among other places) at Ernie Hickson's Placeritos/Monogram
movie ranch in Placerita Canyon, which Autry would later purchase from Hickson's widow.
Original lobby card (No. 8) from first run of film, 11x14 inches.
Note: The lobby card says 1948; filming was done in 1948 but it was released Jan. 29, 1949.
Additional filming locations include Rancho Maria in Sand Canyon and Vasquez Rocks in Agua Dulce, both in the Santa Clarita Valley. Locations outside of the Santa Clarita Valley include
Corriganville in Simi Valley, Red Rock Canyon State Park in Cantil (Mojave Desert) and Starr Pass in Tucson, Ariz.
Elena Verdugo (shown here) is the female lead. Other credited players include:
Stephen Dunne (the villain),
George J. Lewis,
Gene Roth and Neyle Morrow. Uncredited players include: Jose Alvarado,
John L. Cason,
Lynn Farr Lynn Farr,
Tony Urchel and
Produced by Armand Schaefer; directed by Frank McDonald; original screenplay by Olive Cooper.