Gene Autry’s stolen horse turns up in a ghost town where Gene goes after he is left stranded during a stagecoach race.
Convicts Jake Fargo (Walter Sande), Pete Reagon (Jack O’Mahoney) and Charlie Lewis (Francis McDonald) escape from jail and stumble across a horse race. There, they steal Champion, the faithful horse belonging to Gene Autry (Gene Autry). Making this even more personal for Gene is the fact that his father was the man who put these bandits in jail. Fargon, Reagon and Lewis go hunting for hidden loot, but Gene intends to stop them and get his friend Champion back.
Rim of the Canyon is a 1949 American Western film directed by John English and starring and co-produced by Gene Autry; featuring Nan Leslie, and Thurston Hall. Based on the short story Phantom .45’s Talk Loud by Joseph Chadwick, the film is about a horse stolen by escaped convicts and the cowboy who pursues them to a ghost town inhabited by a ghost.
Cast Features:Gene Autry as Gene Autry / Marshal Steve Autry
Champion as Champ, Gene’s horse
Nan Leslie as Ruth Lambert
Thurston Hall as Big Tim Hanlon
Clem Bevans as Loco John
Walter Sande as Jake Fargo
Jock Mahoney as Pete Reagan
Francis McDonald as Charlie Lewis
Alan Hale Jr. as Matt Kimbrough