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"Apache Country"
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"APACHE COUNTRY"
Columbia Pictures 1952

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U.S. Lobby Card

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U.S. Lobby Card

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Mexican Lobby Card

Lobby card, 11x14 inches (standard U.S. size) advertising "Apache Country" (1952) from Columbia Pictures, starring Gene Autry. Filmed on location at Ernie Hickson's Monogram Ranch in Placerita Canyon one year before Autry bought the place and renamed it Melody Ranch.

Iron Eyes Cody and Ken's brother, stuntman Kermit Maynard, make uncredited appearances in this film; The Cass County Boys provide music, and Tony Whitecloud's Jemez Indians dance.

Made by Gene Autry Productions (Armand Schaefer, producer) while Autry was under contract with Columbia Pictures, "Apache Country" was directed by George Archainbaud, written by Norman S. Hall, and features Autry and his horse Champion with Pat Buttram, Carolina Cotton, Harry Lauter, Mary Scott, Sydney Mason, Francis X. Bushman, Gregg Barton, Tom London, Byron Foulger, Frank Matts and Mickey Simpson.

Further reading: Melody Ranch: Movie Magic in Placerita Canyon.


LW3172: 9600 dpi jpeg from original photograph purchased 2018 by Leon Worden.
GENE AUTRY FILMS

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Tumbling Tumbleweeds 1935 x3

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"Oh, Susanna!" 1936: Saugus Depot Clip

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Melody Ranch (Movie) 1940 x2

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The Singing Hill 1941 (Mult.)

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Cowboy Serenade 1942

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Strawberry Roan 1948 x3

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Rim of the Canyon 1949

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The Big Sombrero 1949/56 x3

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Apache Country
1952 x3

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Saginaw Trail 1953

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Gene Autry, Roy Rogers, Dale Evans, Pat Buttram 1988 (Video)

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