The Big Show

The Big Show

Director: Mack Wright Cast: Gene Autry, Smiley Burnette, Kay Hughes



The Big Show is a modestly budgeted but elaborately turned out Gene Autry western. Autry plays "himself," a famous cowboy star, and his own stunt man. When Autry-the-star reneges on a agreement to make a personal appearance at Dallas' Texas Centennial (represented through newsreel shots), Autry-the-stunt man takes his boss' place. This causes confusion with the ladies, and with a gang of mobsters who were hoping to extort money from Autry-the-star. Ever protective of his own image, Gene Autry saw to it that both of his cinematic alter egos prove worthy of their salt in a climactic fist-fight with the villains. Also appearing in The Big Show is a radio aggregation called the Sons of the Pioneers, featuring future Gene Autry rival Roy Rogers.

Product Details

Release Date: 12/22/2006
UPC: 0089218524195
Original Release: 1937
Source: Alpha Video
Region Code: 0
Presentation: [B&W]
Time: 0:55:00

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Gene Autry Himself/Tom Ford
Smiley Burnette Frog
Kay Hughes Marlon
Sally Payne Toodles
Max "Alibi" Terhune Max
Charles Judels Swartz
Harry Worth Rico
Mary Russell Mary
Christine Maple Elizabeth
Champion (The Horse) Actor
William Newell Wilson
Roy Rogers Actor

Technical Credits
Mack Wright Director
Robert Jahns Editor
Robert Johns Editor
Ted Koehler Songwriter
Nat Levine Producer
Edgar Lyons Cinematographer
Dorrell McGowan Screenwriter
Stuart E. McGowan Screenwriter
William Nobles Cinematographer
Sam Stept Songwriter
Ned Washington Songwriter

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Big Show
2. Chapter 1 [7:58]
3. Chapter 2 [8:39]
4. Chapter 3 [9:38]
5. Chapter 4 [10:18]
6. Chapter 5 [9:19]
7. Chapter 6 [7:45]

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