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Riders of the Whistling Pines (1949)

03/16/1949 (US) ActionDramaMusicWestern 1h 10m
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AUTRY COMES ROARING OUT OF THE SKIES...to save the forests from outlaw lumber ring!

Overview

While trailing Forest Ranger Charles Carter, who is suspected of permitting lumber man Henry Mitchell to cut restricted timber, Gene fires at a dangerous mountain lion and apparently kills Carter. Actually, Bill Wright, Mitchell's associate, killed Carter because the ranger had discovered tussock moth infestation in the forest, and if the infestation was not reported, the trees would die and have to be cut, thereby profiting Mitchell and Wright. In order to compensate the best he can, Gene sells his sportsman's camp and gives the money to Carter's daughter Helen . En route to Texas, Gene discovers the infestation and is assigned by the Forest Department to supervise the program of spraying the area with DDT from the air. After the first day of spraying, the DDT is blamed by furious stock men for the many animals found dead of poisoning.

  1. John English

    Director

  2. Jack Townley

    Writer

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  1. Gene Autry

    Gene Autry

    Gene Autry

  2. Champion

    Champion

    Champion, Gene's horse

  3. Patricia Barry

    Patricia Barry

    Helen Carter (as Patricia White)

  4. Jimmy Lloyd

    Jimmy Lloyd

    Forester Joe Lucas

  5. Douglass Dumbrille

    Douglass Dumbrille

    Henry Mitchell

  6. Damian O'Flynn

    Damian O'Flynn

    Henchman Bill Wright

  7. Clayton Moore

    Clayton Moore

    Henchman Pete

  8. Leon Weaver

    Leon Weaver

    Abner Weaver

  9. Harry Cheshire

    Harry Cheshire

    Dr. Daniel Chadwick

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Riders of the Whistling Pines
Riders of the Whistling Pines

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Original Language English

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