The Bells of Capistrano (1942)
The Bells of Capistrano
Director: William Morgan
Cast: Gene Autry, Smiley Burnette, Virginia Grey, Lucien Littlefield, Morgan Conway and Claire Du Brey
Shag Johnson is the owner of the Johnson Brothers Rodeo, who has been attempting for many years to obtain power of the World-Wide Wild West Show by righteous or foul play. The show is controlled by Jennifer Benton. Gene Autry and Frog Millhouse come to the show while a fight between the two conflicting shows and salvage Pa and Ma McCracken from an assault by Johnson's collaborators. All who are at fault are taken to jail, and huge crowds are taken by Gene's singing, and Pa McCracken knows immediately that he must add Gene to the World-Wide show. When he hires Gene, sales go up immediately, which aggravates Johnson. Johnson offers Gene $10,000 per week to leave the show and go to his, but Gene disregards the offer. Shag appoints Jenkins to set the Capistrano grounds on fire. This results in Pa McCracken getting real hurt.