Gene Autry Filmography



Gene Autry
1907-1998
  • Black = Westerns
  • Green = other films
  • Blue = Shorts
  • Red = Serials
  • Autry's appearances in shorts is a work in progress
  • Special thanks to Les Adams for providing this filmography


Gene Autry Trivia:
  • Gene's full name is most often listed as: Orvon Gene Autry. But his real name is Orvon Grover Autry
  • His first starring film - THE PHANTOM EMPIRE (Mascot, 1935) serial.
  • His first starring western - TUMBLING TUMBLEWEEDS (Republic, 1935).
  • His last starring western - LAST OF THE PONY RIDERS (Columbia, 1953).
  • He did two Cinecolor westerns, THE STRAWBERRY ROAN (Columbia, 1948) and THE BIG SOMBRERO (Columbia, 1949).
  • Gene's first screen kiss was with Barbara Pepper in his third starring film, SAGEBRUSH TROUBADOUR (Republic, 1935); his second kiss was with Ann Rutherford in THE SINGING VAGABOND (Republic, 1935); Frances Grant was the third recipient of an Autry kiss in OH, SUSANNA! (Republic, 1936). In addition to those films, Gene had a bunch more screen kisses - a couple of additional examples: he kisses Hope (Irene) Manning in OLD CORRAL (Republic, 1936) and Maxine Doyle in ROUND-UP TIME IN TEXAS (Republic, 1937).
  • He had 90 starring films: Mascot (1), Republic (56), 20th Century-Fox (1) and Columbia (32).
  • And the filmography below should also answer the question: "did Gene play himself in all his STARRING films?" You'll find that answer in the right most column (titled Autry Role).



(From Old Corral image collection)

TUMBLING TUMBLEWEEDS (Republic, 1935) was Gene Autry's first starring B-western, and the above title lobby card shows Gene on the original Champion (with that unique face blaze and three white socks). About six months earlier, his first starring film was released, THE PHANTOM EMPIRE (Mascot, 1935) serial.



(Courtesy of Les Adams)

Above from L-to-R are Chief Thunder Cloud (Victor Daniels), Ray Corrigan, Gene Autry and Alan Sears in a lobby card from Autry's THE SINGING VAGABOND (Republic, 1935).



(From Old Corral image collection)

Above is a re-release lobby card from GOLD MINE IN THE SKY (Republic, 1938). From left to right are Smiley Burnette, Autry, and next to Gene's hat and peering over Champion's saddle is a young George Montgomery. The moustached guy on the far right is John Beach.



(From Old Corral image collection)

Above standing are Frank McCarroll (left) and a clean shaven Tex Terry (right) with six-guns leveled at Gene Autry. At the desk is Charles Evans. Lobby card from TWILIGHT ON THE RIO GRANDE (Republic, 1947). This was one of five films that Gene did for Republic after he returned from World War II duty. He then left Republic, formed his own production company, and released new films through Columbia Pictures.


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Release
Date
Title Company Director Star Sidekick Leading Lady Autry Role
11/15/34 IN OLD SANTA FE Mascot David Howard Ken Maynard N/A N/A Gene Autry
12/3/34 MYSTERY MOUNTAIN Mascot B. Reeves Eason & Otto Brower Ken Maynard N/A N/A Henchman Thomas
2/23/35 PHANTOM EMPIRE, THE Mascot B. Reeves Eason & Otto Brower Gene Autry Smiley Burnette Dorothy Christy Gene Autry
9/5/35 TUMBLING TUMBLEWEEDS Republic Joseph Kane Gene Autry Smiley Burnette Lucile Browne Gene Autry
9/24/35 MELODY TRAIL Republic Joseph Kane Gene Autry Smiley Burnette Ann Rutherford Gene Autry
11/19/35 SAGEBRUSH TROUBADOUR, THE Republic Joseph Kane Gene Autry Smiley Burnette Barbara Pepper Gene Autry
12/11/35 SINGING VAGABOND, THE Republic Carl Pierson Gene Autry Smiley Burnette Ann Rutherford Captain Tex Autry
3/2/36 RED RIVER VALLEY (reissued as MAN OF THE FRONTIER) Republic B. Reeves Eason Gene Autry Smiley Burnette Frances Grant Gene Autry
5/13/36 SINGING COWBOY, THE Republic Mack V. Wright Gene Autry Smiley Burnette Lois Wilde Gene Autry
6/22/36 GUNS AND GUITARS Republic Joseph Kane Gene Autry Smiley Burnette Dorothy Dix Gene Autry
9/19/36 OH, SUSANNA! Republic Joseph Kane Gene Autry Smiley Burnette Frances Grant Gene Autry
9/30/36 RIDE, RANGER, RIDE Republic Joseph Kane Gene Autry Smiley Burnette Kay Hughes Lt. Gene Autry
11/16/36 BIG SHOW, THE Republic Mack V. Wright Gene Autry Smiley Burnette Kay Hughes Dual role as Tom
Ford and Gene Autry
12/21/36 OLD CORRAL, THE Republic Joseph Kane Gene Autry Smiley Burnette Hope (Irene) Manning Gene Autry
12/31/36 COMIN' ROUND THE MOUNTAIN Republic Mack V. Wright Gene Autry Smiley Burnette Ann Rutherford Gene Autry
3/27/37 GIT ALONG LITTLE DOGIES Republic Joseph Kane Gene Autry Smiley Burnette Judith Allen Gene Autry
4/22/37 ROUND-UP TIME IN TEXAS Republic Joseph Kane Gene Autry Smiley Burnette Maxine Doyle Gene Autry
5/12/37 ROOTIN' TOOTIN' RHYTHM Republic Mack V. Wright Gene Autry Smiley Burnette Armida Gene Autry
6/14/37 YODELING KID FROM PINE RIDGE Republic Joseph Kane Gene Autry Smiley Burnette Betty Bronson Gene Autry
8/23/37 PUBLIC COWBOY NUMBER 1 Republic Joseph Kane Gene Autry Smiley Burnette Ann Rutherford Gene Autry
10/11/37 BOOTS AND SADDLES Republic Joseph Kane Gene Autry Smiley Burnette Judith Allen Gene Autry
11/13/37 MANHATTAN MERRY-GO-ROUND Republic Charles F. Reisner Phil Regan N/A N/A Himself, Guest Star
11/15/37 SPRINGTIME IN THE ROCKIES Republic Joseph Kane Gene Autry Smiley Burnette Polly Rowles Gene Autry
1/29/38 OLD BARN DANCE, THE Republic Joseph Kane Gene Autry Smiley Burnette Helen Valkis Gene Autry
7/5/38 GOLD MINE IN THE SKY Republic Joseph Kane Gene Autry Smiley Burnette Carol Hughes Gene Autry
8/8/38 MAN FROM MUSIC MOUNTAIN Republic Joseph Kane Gene Autry Smiley Burnette Carol Hughes Gene Autry
10/19/38 PRAIRIE MOON Republic Ralph Staub Gene Autry Smiley Burnette Shirley Deane Gene Autry
11/5/38 RHYTHM OF THE SADDLE Republic George Sherman Gene Autry Smiley Burnette Peggy Moran Gene Autry
12/2/38 WESTERN JAMBOREE Republic Ralph Staub Gene Autry Smiley Burnette Jean Rouveral Gene Autry
2/3/39 HOME ON THE PRAIRIE Republic Jack Townley Gene Autry Smiley Burnette June Storey Gene Autry
3/29/39 MEXICALI ROSE Republic George Sherman Gene Autry Smiley Burnette Luana Walters Gene Autry
5/4/39 BLUE MONTANA SKIES Republic B. Reeves Eason Gene Autry Smiley Burnette June Storey Gene Autry
6/9/39 MOUNTAIN RHYTHM Republic B. Reeves Eason Gene Autry Smiley Burnette June Storey Gene Autry
7/31/39 COLORADO SUNSET Republic George Sherman Gene Autry Smiley Burnette June Storey Gene Autry
8/14/39 IN OLD MONTEREY Republic Joseph Kane Gene Autry Smiley Burnette June Storey Gene Autry
11/6/39 ROVIN' TUMBLEWEEDS Republic George Sherman Gene Autry Smiley Burnette Mary Carlisle Gene Autry
12/15/39 SOUTH OF THE BORDER Republic George Sherman Gene Autry Smiley Burnette Lupita Tovar & June Storey Gene Autry
3/1/40 RADIO RANCH (PHANTOM EMPIRE Feature) Mascot B. Reeves Eason & Otto Brower Gene Autry Smiley Burnette Dorothy Christy Gene Autry
3/22/40 RANCHO GRANDE Republic Frank McDonald Gene Autry Smiley Burnette June Storey Gene Autry
4/26/40 SHOOTING HIGH 20th-Fox Alfred E. Green Gene Autry N/A Marjorie Weaver Will Carson
5/10/40 GAUCHO SERENADE Republic Frank McDonald Gene Autry Smiley Burnette June Storey Gene Autry
7/7/40 UNUSUAL OCCUPATIONS Paramount Jerry Fairbanks None N/A N/A Himself
7/15/40 CAROLINA MOON Republic Frank McDonald Gene Autry Smiley Burnette June Storey Gene Autry
9/6/40 RIDE, TENDERFOOT, RIDE Republic Frank McDonald Gene Autry Smiley Burnette June Storey Gene Autry
11/9/40 RODEO DOUGH Warners Sammy Lee None N/A N/A Himself
11/15/40 MELODY RANCH Republic Joseph Santley Gene Autry Jimmy Durante Ann Miller Gene Autry
1/24/41 RIDIN' ON A RAINBOW Republic Lew Landers Gene Autry Smiley Burnette Carol Adams Gene Autry
3/14/41 BACK IN THE SADDLE Republic Lew Landers Gene Autry Smiley Burnette Jacqueline Wells Gene Autry
4/26/41 SINGING HILL, THE Republic Lew Landers Gene Autry Smiley Burnette Virginia Dale Gene Autry
6/24/41 MEET THE STARS - Meet Roy Rogers Republic Harriet Parsons Roy Rogers N/A N/A Himself
7/15/41 SUNSET IN WYOMING Republic William Morgan Gene Autry Smiley Burnette Maris Wrixon Gene Autry
8/25/41 UNDER FIESTA STARS Republic Frank McDonald Gene Autry Smiley Burnette Carol Hughes Gene Autry
10/15/41 DOWN MEXICO WAY Republic Joseph Santley Gene Autry Smiley Burnette Fay McKenzie Gene Autry
11/12/41 SIERRA SUE Republic William Morgan Gene Autry Smiley Burnette Fay McKenzie Gene Autry
1/30/42 COWBOY SERENADE Republic William Morgan Gene Autry Smiley Burnette Fay McKenzie Gene Autry
3/11/42 HEART OF THE RIO GRANDE, THE Republic William Morgan Gene Autry Smiley Burnette Fay McKenzie Gene Autry
4/29/42 HOME IN WYOMIN' Republic William Morgan Gene Autry Smiley Burnette Fay McKenzie Gene Autry
5/25/42 STARDUST ON THE SAGE Republic William Morgan Gene Autry Smiley Burnette Louise Currie Gene Autry
8/5/42 CALL OF THE CANYON Republic Joseph Santley Gene Autry Smiley Burnette Ruth Terry Gene Autry
9/15/42 BELLS OF CAPISTRANO Republic William Morgan Gene Autry Smiley Burnette Virginia Grey Gene Autry
Autry in World War II Service (Air Transport Command)
7/4/46 SCREEN SNAPSHOTS-Hollywood Victory Show Columbia Ralph Staub None N/A N/A Himself
11/21/46 SIOUX CITY SUE Republic Frank McDonald Gene Autry Sterling Holloway Lynne Roberts Gene Autry
1/25/47 TRAIL TO SAN ANTONE Republic John English Gene Autry Sterling Holloway Peggy Stewart Gene Autry
4/1/47 TWILIGHT ON THE RIO GRANDE Republic Frank McDonald Gene Autry Sterling Holloway Adele Mara Gene Autry
6/15/47 SADDLE PALS Republic Lesley Selander Gene Autry Sterling Holloway Lynne Roberts Gene Autry
7/15/47 ROBIN HOOD OF TEXAS Republic Lesley Selander Gene Autry Sterling Holloway Lynne Roberts Gene Autry
9/4/47 SCREEN SNAPSHOTS-Hollywood Cowboys Columbia Ralph Staub None N/A N/A Himself
11/5/47 LAST ROUND-UP, THE Columbia John English Gene Autry N/A Jean Heather & Carol Thurston Gene Autry
8/1/48 STRAWBERRY ROAN, THE (Cinecolor) Columbia John English Gene Autry Pat Buttram Gloria Henry Gene Autry
1/7/49 LOADED PISTOLS Columbia John English Gene Autry N/A Barbara Britton Gene Autry
4/19/49 BIG SOMBRERO, THE (Cinecolor) Columbia Frank McDonald Gene Autry N/A Elena Verdugo Gene Autry
5/1/49 RIDERS OF THE WHISTLING PINES Columbia John English Gene Autry N/A Patricia White (Barry) Gene Autry
7/1/49 RIM OF THE CANYON Columbia John English Gene Autry N/A Nan Leslie Dual role as Gene and his
father Marshal Steve Autry
9/15/49 COWBOY AND THE INDIANS, THE Columbia John English Gene Autry N/A Sheila Ryan Gene Autry
11/1/49 RIDERS IN THE SKY Columbia John English Gene Autry Pat Buttram Gloria Henry Gene Autry
11/17/49 SCREEN SNAPSHOTS (2853)-Hollywood Rodeo Columbia Ralph Staub None N/A N/A Himself, Commentator
1/14/50 SONS OF NEW MEXICO Columbia John English Gene Autry N/A Gail Davis Gene Autry
2/22/50 MULE TRAIN Columbia John English Gene Autry Pat Buttram Sheila Ryan Gene Autry
5/13/50 SCREEN ACTORS M-G-M None credited None N/A N/A Himself
5/19/50 COW TOWN Columbia John English Gene Autry N/A Gail Davis Gene Autry
6/1/50 HOEDOWN Columbia Ray Nazarro Eddy Arnold N/A N/A Jock Mahoney singing voice
7/1/50 BEYOND THE PURPLE HILLS Columbia John English Gene Autry Pat Buttram Jo (Carroll) Dennison Gene Autry
9/30/50 INDIAN TERRITORY Columbia John English Gene Autry Pat Buttram Gail Davis Gene Autry
11/20/50 BLAZING SUN, THE Columbia John English Gene Autry Pat Buttram Lynne Roberts & Anne Gwynne Gene Autry
1/3/51 GENE AUTRY AND THE MOUNTIES Columbia John English Gene Autry Pat Buttram Elena Verdugo Gene Autry
3/15/51 TEXANS NEVER CRY Columbia Frank McDonald Gene Autry Pat Buttram Mary Castle & Gail Davis Gene Autry
4/16/51 WHIRLWIND Columbia John English Gene Autry Smiley Burnette Gail Davis Gene Autry
6/20/51 SILVER CANYON Columbia John English Gene Autry Pat Buttram Gail Davis Gene Autry
9/30/51 HILLS OF UTAH, THE Columbia John English Gene Autry Pat Buttram Elaine Riley & Donna Martell Gene Autry
11/15/51 SCREEN SNAPSHOTS-Hollywood Goes Western Columbia Ralph Staub None N/A N/A Himself
11/20/51 VALLEY OF FIRE Columbia John English Gene Autry Pat Buttram Gail Davis Gene Autry
1/15/52 OLD WEST, THE Columbia George Archainbaud Gene Autry Pat Buttram Gail Davis Gene Autry
3/18/52 NIGHT STAGE TO GALVESTON Columbia George Archainbaud Gene Autry Pat Buttram Virginia Huston Gene Autry
5/30/52 APACHE COUNTRY Columbia George Archainbaud Gene Autry Pat Buttram Carolina Cotton Gene Autry
7/25/52 BARBED WIRE Columbia George Archainbaud Gene Autry Pat Buttram Anne James Gene Autry
9/8/52 WAGON TEAM Columbia George Archainbaud Gene Autry Pat Buttram Gail Davis Gene Autry
11/30/52 BLUE CANADIAN ROCKIES (SepiaTone) Columbia George Archainbaud Gene Autry Pat Buttram Gail Davis Gene Autry
1/14/53 SCREEN SNAPSHOTS-Fun in the Sun Columbia Ralph Staub None N/A N/A Himself
1/15/53 WINNING OF THE WEST Columbia George Archainbaud Gene Autry Smiley Burnette Gail Davis Gene Autry
3/25/53 ON TOP OF OLD SMOKY Columbia George Archainbaud Gene Autry Smiley Burnette Gail Davis Gene Autry
5/20/53 GOLDTOWN GHOST RAIDERS Columbia George Archainbaud Gene Autry Smiley Burnette Gail Davis Gene Autry
7/5/53 PACK TRAIN Columbia George Archainbaud Gene Autry Smiley Burnette Gail Davis Gene Autry
8/20/53 SCREEN SNAPSHOTS-Out West in Hollywood Columbia Ralph Staub None N/A N/A Himself
9/20/53 SAGINAW TRAIL Columbia George Archainbaud Gene Autry Smiley Burnette Connie Marshall Gene Autry
11/30/53 LAST OF THE PONY RIDERS Columbia George Archainbaud Gene Autry Smiley Burnette Kathleen Case Gene Autry
1/2/54 SCREEN SNAPSHOTS-Memories in Uniform Columbia Ralph Staub None N/A N/A Himself
10/21/54 SCREEN SNAPSHOTS-Hollywood Stars on Parade Columbia Ralph Staub None N/A N/A Himself
4/6/55 SCREEN SNAPSHOTS-Hollywood Cowboy Stars Columbia Ralph Staub None N/A N/A Himself
5/7/56 SCREEN SNAPSHOTS-Hollywood Bronc Busters Columbia Ralph Staub None N/A N/A Himself

Footnote: some filmographies on Autry list him as one of the western TV and movie 'guest stars' in the Bob Hope comedy ALIAS JESSE JAMES (United Artists, 1959).  This is incorrect.

Boyd Magers has a review of this film and mentions "in the final shootout: Hugh 'Wyatt Earp' O'Brian, Ward 'Wagon Train' Bond, Roy Rogers, Gary Cooper, Fess 'Davy Crockett' Parker, Jay 'Tonto' Silverheels, James 'Gunsmoke' Arness and Gail 'Annie Oakley' Davis. Gene Autry and James Garner are often credited as being among these cameos but are definitely not. Jim Davis plays brother Frank James with flaming Rhonda Fleming as Jesse (and Bob's) girl."

Got an e-mail from Ron McKnight, who has the MGM/UA video, and also confirms that Autry and Garner are not in this film.