Two films set in the 'West that never was', starring the singing cowboy, Gene Autry.
Riders of the Whistling Pines (1949) This enjoyable western sees Autry being framed for poisoning cattle after villains destroy all the timber in a government forest preserve. His search to clear his name and find the real culprits is accompanied by his usual repertoire of songs, with appearances from Jimmy Lloyd, Patricia White, and his most trusted companion, Champion.
Rootin' Tootin' Rhythm' (1937) Autry and his sidekick 'Frog' are suspected of cattle rustling in this action-packed western. After assuming identities of dead bandits, the duo devise a plan to get to the bottom of the livestock stealing, hoping it will lead them to the gang leader. Autry stars alongside Smiley Burnette, Monte Blue and Al Clauser and his Oklahoma Outlaws, with all of them performing The Old Home Place, Mexicali Rose, and the title tune, written by Sol Meyer, Jule Styne, and Raoul Kraushaar.