Riders Of The Whistling Pines

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"AUTRY COMES ROARING OUT OF THE SKIES...to save the forests from outlaw lumber ring!"
  • Passed
  • 1953
  • 1 hr 10 min
  • 5.6  (229)

Riders Of The Whistling Pines is a 1949 Western movie starring Gene Autry, Champion, and Patricia Barry. The movie revolves around Gene Autry, who plays himself, a singing cowboy and ranch owner. Gene's ranch is located in the scenic and serene Whistling Pines National Forest. Gene is a peace-loving cowboy who wants to keep his ranch and the forest free from any kind of trouble.

However, trouble comes knocking when a group of lumber thieves starts deforesting the Whistling Pines National Forest illegally. The thieves are not only damaging the forest but also threatening the wildlife and the peaceful life of the ranchers. The local sheriff is unable to catch them, and the situation is getting worse with each passing day. When Gene learns about the situation, he takes it upon himself to find the culprits and bring them to justice.

To make matters worse, Gene's dear friend and neighbor, Ann (Patricia Barry), is missing, and there are rumors that the lumber thieves have kidnapped her. Gene makes it his mission to rescue Ann and put an end to the illegal deforestation. Gene's loyal horse and companion, Champion, is always by his side, ready to help him in any way possible.

As Gene starts investigating, he discovers that the lumber thieves are working for a wealthy businessman, Kellerton, who is using the stolen wood to build a dam. Kellerton wants to buy Gene's ranch as well, and he sees the dam as a way to flood the forest and force the ranchers to sell their land. Gene confronts Kellerton and tells him that he will not sell his land, and he will do everything in his power to stop him from destroying the forest.

Gene's investigation leads him to a group of Native Americans, who are also affected by the deforestation. Gene learns that the tribe has a sacred burial ground in the forest, which is at risk of being destroyed by the dam. Gene strikes a deal with the tribe to help him stop the lumber thieves in exchange for protecting their burial ground.

With the help of the tribe and his friends, Gene sets up a trap to catch the lumber thieves. In a thrilling climax, Gene and his team confront the thieves and rescue Ann. In the end, justice is served, and the forest is saved.

Riders Of The Whistling Pines is a classic Western movie that showcases Gene Autry's singing and acting skills. The movie has everything that makes a good Western – a hero, a villain, a love interest, horses, guns, and action. The movie also touches upon the issues of conservation and respect for Native American culture. The movie has some great songs, including "Riders In The Sky" and "When The Bloom Is On The Sage", which are still popular among Western movie lovers.

Overall, Riders Of The Whistling Pines is a must-watch for Western movie enthusiasts and Gene Autry fans. The movie is an entertaining blend of singing, action, and drama, and it is sure to keep the audience engaged from start to finish.

Riders Of The Whistling Pines is a 1953 action movie with a runtime of 1 hour and 10 minutes. It has received moderate reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 5.6.

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    5.6  (229)