The Blazing Sun (1950) Movie

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(Hollywood) USA

Ratings / Votes
6.0/ 10 (36 Votes)

MPAA Ratings

Production Company
Gene Autry Productions [us]

Production Designer

All Producers

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Release Date
(USA) - 20 November 1950

Running Time

By Horse...By Train...By Foot...GENE'S GUNS BLAZE FROM ALL SIDE to drive bank robbers into a desert trap...with the help of two gun-totin' gals! Gene and Champion make today's west explode with that old-time violence!

actor-shares-first-name-with-character, arson, assertive-woman, assumed-identity, attempted-murder, attempted-swindle, b-movie, bank-robbery, brother-brother-relationship, comic-sidekick, conscription, contemporary-west, cowboys-and-outlaws, cowgirl, crooked-assayer, desert, diverted-attention, eavesdropping-by-radio, expectant-father, falling-out-among-thieves, falsified-assay-report, father-daughter-relationship, fratricide, gunfight, horse,

Technical Support
LAB:Columbia Studio Laboratory, USA
MET:1904.4 m - (7 reels)
OFM:35 mm
PFM:35 mm
RAT:1.37 : 1

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Full Cast

  1. Adamson, Victor as (uncredited) [Townsman]
  2. Allen, Chris (I) as (uncredited) [Old Man]
  3. Autry, Gene (I) as [Gene Autry] <1>
  4. Barton, Gregg as [Bartlett's partner] <8>
  5. Brandenburg, Chet as (uncredited) [Townsman]
  6. Buttram, Pat (I) as [Mike] <11>
  7. Champion (II) as (as Champion World's Wonder Horse) [Champ - Gene's Horse] <2>
  8. Darrell, Steve as [Sheriff Phillips] <9>
  9. Duncan, Kenne as [Al Bartlett & Mark Bartlett] <6>
  10. Evans, Jack (I) as (uncredited) [Townsman]
  11. Flint, Sam as (uncredited) [Banker]
  12. Hale Jr., Alan (I) as [Ben Luber] <7>
  13. Leary, Nolan as (uncredited) [Tells Mike He's Needed]
  14. London, Tom as [Tom Ellis] <10>
  15. Martin, Lewis (I) as (uncredited) [Engineer]
  16. Marvin, Frankie as (uncredited) [Deputy Sheriff]
  17. Morphy, Lew as (uncredited) [Townsman]
  18. Norris, Edward as [Doc Larry Taylor] <5>
  19. O Malley, Pat (I) as (uncredited) [Townsman Smith]
  20. Sanders, Sandy (I) as (uncredited) [Carl Luber]
  21. Schumacher, Phil as (uncredited) [Townsman]
  22. Stockman, Boyd as (uncredited) [Fireman]
  23. Walker, Robert (II) as (uncredited) [Townsman]
  24. Woodward, Bob (II) as (uncredited) [2nd Telegrapher]
  25. Carroll, Virginia as (uncredited) [Townswoman]
  26. Gwynne, Anne (I) as [Kitty Kelly] <4>
  27. Roberts, Lynne as [Helen Ellis] <3>
  28. Sessions, Almira as (uncredited) [Townswoman Mrs. Purty]


  1. Western

Full Plot

Gene Autry hunts bank robbers Al Bartlett and Trot Lucas with his old friend Mike. Bartlett, to throw off his pursuers, kills Trot and his own brother. When Kitty Bartlett comes to town claiming to be the slain Bartlett's widow, Gene has to save her from the irate townspeople who are not aware that her name isn't Bartlett but she really is the daughter of a law officer slain by Al Bartlett. Ben Luder, a local hood, tricks Bartlett back into town by saying he has to fixed to have Doc Larry Taylor do plastic surgery on him. En route they meet Doc and his assistant Helen Ellis and Ben's ruse is exposed. Bartlett kills Ben and forces Doc to drive him to the railroad. Gene, in a fight atop a runaway train, captures Bartlett. Les Adams Plot not found

Movie Certificate

Approved (USA)(PCA #14255)


  1. Bradford, William (I)


Columbia Pictures [us]

Film Editors

  1. Sweeney, James (I)


  1. Bryant, Charlsie (script supervisor) (uncredited)

Other Titles

  1. The Blazing Hills (1950) (ENG)
    (USA) (alternative title)

Shooting/Filming Locations

  1. Iverson Ranch - 1 Iverson Lane, Chatsworth, Los Angeles, California, USA
  2. Alabama Hills, Lone Pine, California, USA
  3. Carson & Colorado Railroad, Owens Valley, California, USA
  4. Lone Pine Station, Lone Pine, California, USA


- The Carson and Colorado railroad used in the railroad sequences in this movie was one of the last classic narrow gauge RR's left in the United States at the time of filming. The movie was released in 1950 and last engine to travel the tracks was the #9 in 1960 when it was towed (it could not power itself because the boiler did not pass inspection) to Laws Califoria (east of Bishop)where it remains today. This engine and cars are featured in the movie. This railroad was incorporated in 1880 and its first goal was to build tracks from just south of Carson City to Mojave. That never happened and the railroad only built tracks to Keeler on the Owens Lake. The Southern Pacific built tracks from Mojave to Keeler but they built standard gauge so transfer from the narrow gauge C&C was difficult. It is good to see this historic railroad and engine #9 preserved on film.