Silver Canyon

  • 1951
  • Movie
  • NR
  • Western

Routine Autry series entry with a better-than-average supporting cast. Davis is the leader of some guerrilla raiders during the Civil War. Autry and pal Buttram (later to become the shady Mr. Haney on TV's "Green Acres") are some scouts for the Union forces at a military post in Utah. The two are jailed in a frame-up but break free and go through the usual...read more

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Routine Autry series entry with a better-than-average supporting cast. Davis is the leader of some guerrilla raiders during the Civil War. Autry and pal Buttram (later to become the shady Mr. Haney on TV's "Green Acres") are some scouts for the Union forces at a military post in Utah.

The two are jailed in a frame-up but break free and go through the usual fistfights and gun battles before the happy denouement. The direction is routine and the photography above average in this, one of the 32 films starring himself that Autry's own production company made for release by Columbia

between 1947 and 1953 after a contract dispute with Republic Studios--for whose financial success Autry's series had largely been responsible. During Autry's service in the Air Force during WW II, that studio had been grooming Roy Rogers as Autry's replacement, so it wasn't too badly injured by

its top draw's departure. Oddly enough, Autry's usually good crooning just isn't up to par here in his four numbers, which include "Riding Down the Trail."

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  • Review: Routine Autry series entry with a better-than-average supporting cast. Davis is the leader of some guerrilla raiders during the Civil War. Autry and pal Buttram (later to become the shady Mr. Haney on TV's "Green Acres") are some scouts for the Union force… (more)

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