Lobby card No. 8 (of eight) advertising the 1950 Gene Autry vehicle from Columbia Pictures, "Beyond the Purple Hills."
Filmed at Ernie Hickson's Placeritos (aka Monogram) Ranch in Placerita Canyon. Hickson died in January 1952; within a year, Autry purchased the movie
property and renamed it Melody Ranch.
Additional filming locations are Corriganville in Simi Valley and the Alabama Hills in Inyo County.
"Beyond the Purple Hills" is written by Norman S. Hall, directed by John English, produced by Armand Schaefer, and also features
Autry's horse Champion (second billing), Hugh O'Brian (who would have his own series at Melody Ranch several years later),
sidekick Pat Buttram, and
Roy Gordon and
Uncredited cast includes
Fred S. Martin,
Tex Terry and
Robert J. Wilke.
Stunt players are
Boyd Stockman and
Bob Woodward (Autry's double).
LW3502: 9600 dpi jpeg from original lobby card purchased 2019 by Leon Worden.