The Big Show  

 

1936     1 hour

starring Gene Autry

musical numbers by Gene and 

Sons Of The Pioneers

The Jones Boys

The Beverly Hill Billies

The Light Crust Doughboys

 

Gene Autry plays dual roles of a untalented western movie actor and his singing stuntman double. When the actor can't be found, Gene impersonates him for a guest starring appearance at the Texas Centennial Exposition at the State Fair of Texas in Dallas. Shot during the actual events at the just opened Art Deco fairgrounds, there are exciting Western horse riding stunts, movie shoots, singing cowboy bands, Texas Rangers on parade, cute girls,and gangsters with guns. As usual Gene saves the day amid much wonderful Western swing music!

 

The Old Barn Dance

   

1938  1 hour

starring Gene Autry

musical numbers by Gene and

Walt Shrum & His Colorado Hillbillies

The Stafford Sisters

Maple City Four

 

Gene Autry rides into town to sell horses to farmers bringing in their crops, but competes with the new tractor company.  While singing , he is overheard by the local pretty girl radio station owner. She uses his recordings to host a show to save the station from foreclosure. A horse stampede, barn dance, cowboy fist fights, rampaging tractors , and horse rustling gun fights round out the action in between fun Western swing music performances! 

 

Still Swingin': The History of Bill Wills and Western Swing Music: 100th Birthday Special Edition    

 

2 hours  2005

 

Musical Shorts Subjects include Bob Wills in Hollywood film clips and "soundies" in which he appeared featuring his famous Western Swing tunes.

And the documentary which traces the history of Western Swing Music as well as legendary singer Bob Wills' history and his important influence and role in this style of uniquely American music.

WESTERN SWING OUT WEEKENDER

CLASSIC WESTERN FILM FESTIVAL

TO BE HELD AT THE FAMOUS BEEKAY THEATRE

SATURDAY MAY 27, 2017  

FROM 12NOON TO 4PM

A Great Western Swing Out Production

© 2017 by Up & Up and Denimbelle Productions

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