Beyond the Purple Hills (1950)
Beyond the Purple Hills
Director: John English
Cast: Gene Autry, Champion, Jo-Carroll Dennison, Don Beddoe, James Millican and Don Reynolds
Gene Autry and his companion Jack Beaumont are witnesses when Sheriff Whiteside is murdered while a bank is being robbed. Judge Beaumont, Jack's father, designates Gene the new sheriff of the town. Jack mysteriously vanishes from town after a fight with his father regarding his updated will that is not leaving him with much. Rocky Morgan is behind the mystery and has been blackmailing the judge and ends up killing him. Jack is suspected of the murder, so Gene has to send him to prison. Yet, Gene knows that his friend did not commit the murder and plans to prove Jack’s innocence.