TIMELESS: Gene Autry Collection, Vol. 6

More Gene Autry from Timeless Media as they have announced Gene Autry Collection, Vol. 6 for release on May 6th.

Two of the four titles are making their DVD debut (Barbed Wire & Winning of the West) and bonus features are expected, but have yet to be announced.

The 2-disc set will retail for $16.97, but is available at ClassicFlix.com for only $14.99.

Gene Autry is the only entertainer with all five stars on Hollywood's Walk of Fame, one each for Radio, Recording, Motion Pictures, Television and Live performance. He was the silver screen's first singing cowboy and is credited with creating the genre of the musical B Western.

As the star of 89 feature films, Gene brings music, comedy and action to each of his roles. Now, for the first time on DVD, Gene Autry's rollicking big screen adventures and unforgettable tunes are brought home in these Western classics, fully restored and uncut from Autry's personal film archives.

The Strawberry Roan (1948, 79 min.)
In Gene Autry's first color picture, Champion stars in the title role as a wild stallion who becomes a legend of the West. More exciting than any manhunt is the furious pursuit of an outlaw stallion, branded a killer, and the two-fisted cowboy who fights off a gun-crazed posse to win justice for the noble animal. Filmed in magnificent Cinecolor against the beauty of Arizona landscapes, The Strawberry Roan combines thrill-filled action with a tender story of loyalty and includes five great Western songs!

Rim of the Canyon (1949, 70 min.)
Gene Autry's horse Champion is stolen by three escaped convicts, two of whom had been captured twenty years earlier by Gene's father, City Marshal Steve Autry (Gene in a dual role) after the theft of $30,000 from "Big Tim" Hanlon, a bonanza king. Gene traces the convicts to the ghost town where they stashed the money and finds schoolteacher Ruth Lambert, who claims to have talked to Big Tim, long believed dead. Loco John, a prospector, warns Gene that the killers are in the area.

The convicts storm into town, cannot find the money and blame Gene. A slugfest follows, with Gene and his friends hunted through the spooky buildings. Gene recovers his horse and a gun and shoots down one of the convicts, while an angry Champion tramples another to death. Big Tim, who is really alive, recovers the stolen $30,000, leaving Gene and Ruth talking about romance.

Barbed Wire (1952, 62 min.)
In 1878, Gene Autry is a cattle buyer who tries to settle a battle between the cattlemen and homesteaders, when the latter are worked up into a feverish pitch by unscrupulous landowner Steve Rutledge.

Winning of the West (1953, 58 min.)
Territorial Ranger Gene Autry is ordered to protect crusading publisher John Randolph and printer Smiley Burnette from some unscrupulous crooks who are using Indian raids as a cover-up for their bandit activities. When Gene's outlaw brother kills Randolph, Gene is suspected of being reluctant to capture him.

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