Riders In The Sky

  • 1949
  • Movie
  • NR
  • Western

Autry's pal Darrell has been framed for murder and thrown in jail. The town is run by the evil Livingston, a gambler with a choke hold on all the citizens. Leave it to Autry to ride in and save the day, as well as win the heart of Henry, Darrell's daughter. This film got its title from a song by Jones, which Autry sang over the title credits and was used...read more

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Autry's pal Darrell has been framed for murder and thrown in jail. The town is run by the evil Livingston, a gambler with a choke hold on all the citizens. Leave it to Autry to ride in and save the day, as well as win the heart of Henry, Darrell's daughter. This film got its title from a

song by Jones, which Autry sang over the title credits and was used in the scene in which London is killed trailside. A ghostly rendition of the song, along with thundering hoofbeats, is used with good effect, unusual for westerns. This western is also noted for its toning down of Autry's usually

outlandish costumes and its introduction of more action than usual for the singing cowpoke. Livingston, formerly the head of the good guy Three Mesquiteers for Republic, did an about-face and became the baddie in this film. The film's writer (Geraghty) was upholding a family tradition by working

in B westerns. His brother Maurice was a producer-director, and sister Carmelita had appeared in several Buck Jones series westerns.

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