The Last Round-Up

The Last Round-Up

Director: John English Cast: Gene Autry, Jean Heather, Ralph Morgan

DVD

Overview

Dissatisfied with his postwar Republic westerns (not to mention his comparatively low salary), Gene Autry switched his base of operations to Columbia in 1947, where he wore two hats as both star and producer. Autry's first Columbia effort, The Last Round-Up, is a vast improvement over the Republics that preceded it. The story finds Autry arranging for an impoverished Indian tribe to move from their desolate reservation to a more fertile and attractive location. Understandably, the Indians doubt Autry's motives, having been previously burned by such usurping crooks as Mr. Mason (Ralph Morgan) and his son Matt (Mark Daniels). Once Autry has convinced the Indians that he's on their side, he must contend with the Masons' murderous minions. In the course of events, Gene Autry sings five songs, several of them directed to pert leading lady Jean Heather. Featured among the Indian characters is little Bobby Blake, a recent graduate of Republic's "Red Ryder" series. Some of the action highlights in The Last Round-Up were lifted from the 1940 Columbia "A" western Arizona.

Product Details

Release Date: 11/20/2007
UPC: 0014381347623
Original Release: 1947
Rating: NR
Source: Image Entertainment
Time: 1:17:00

Special Features

Centennial bonus! Phantom Empire chapter six: "Disaster from the Skies"; Original movie trailer; Reminiscing with Gene Autry and Pat Buttram at the "Melody Ranch Theater"; Excerpts from the orignal "Melody Ranch Radio Show"; Production and publicity stills; Poster and lobby card art; Original press kit material; Trivia and movie facts

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Gene Autry Himself
Jean Heather Carol
Ralph Morgan Mason
Carol Thurston Lydia Henry
Mark Daniels Matt Mason
Russ Vincent Jeff Henry
Shug Fisher Marvin
Trevor Bardette Indian Chief
Lee Bennett Goss
John Halloran Taylor
Sandy Sanders Jim
Roy Gordon Smith
Bob Cason Carter
Ted Adams Actor
Jack Baxley Actor
George Carleton Actor
Virginia Carroll Actor
Champion Actor
Steve Clark Actor
Iron Eyes Cody Actor
J.W. Cody Actor
Kernan Cripps Actor
Chuck Hamilton Actor
Nolan Leary Actor
Frankie Marvin Actor
Alex Montoya Actor
Brian O'Hara Actor
Bud Osborne Actor
Edward Peil Actor
Frances Ray Cora Luther
Rodd Redwing Actor
Don Kay Reynolds Actor
Jay Silverheels Sam Luther
Dale Van Sickel Actor
Robert Walker Actor
Blackie Whiteford Actor
William Wilkerson Actor
Jose Alvarado Actor
Texas Rangers Actor
Robert Blake Mike
Lou Crosby Actor

Technical Credits
John English Director
Mischa Bakaleinikoff Musical Direction/Supervision
William Bradford Cinematographer
Harold H. MacArthur Production Designer
Paul Mertz Musical Direction/Supervision
Armand Schaefer Producer
Earle Snell Screenwriter
Aaron Stell Editor
Jack Townley Original Story,Screenwriter

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Gene Autry: Last Round Up
1. Main Title; Trouble on the Reservation [2:51]
2. Looking For a Square Deal [5:56]
3. Town Hall Meeting [4:49]
4. Late For Class [9:05]
5. You Can't See the Sun When You're Crying [5:25]
6. Cedar Valley [4:54]
7. One Hundred Sixty Acres [1:58]
8. Selling an Idea [2:36]
9. An Apple For Teacher [3:11]
10. Dirty Dealings [12:44]
11. On the Warpath [8:01]
12. Dealing With the Masons [10:44]
13. Last Round-Up [2:53]
14. Greener Pastures [2:46]

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