“The Big Show” is a 1936 Western film directed by Mack V. Wright and starring Gene Autry, Smiley Burnette, and Kay Hughes.
The story follows Gene Autry, who plays himself, as he returns to his hometown to visit his friend Tom Ford, a local rancher. Tom is struggling to keep his ranch running, as he is being forced off his land by a group of local villains led by Hank Liddell. Liddell and his gang are trying to take over the town and its valuable water supply.
Gene, along with his sidekick Frog Millhouse (played by Smiley Burnette), decide to help Tom save his ranch and the town. They team up with a group of local ranchers and farmers to fight against Liddell and his gang. Along the way, Gene also falls in love with Tom’s daughter, Marion (played by Kay Hughes).
The film features several musical performances by Autry, including the popular song “The Last Round-Up”. As the final showdown approaches, Gene and his allies must use all their wits and courage to defeat Liddell and his gang and save the town.
“The Big Show” is a classic example of the Western genre, with plenty of action, romance, and music. It is notable for its strong sense of community and the way it portrays the struggle of small farmers and ranchers against powerful and corrupt forces.
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