Barbed Wire (1952 film)
Theatrical release poster
|Directed by||George Archainbaud|
|Produced by||Armand Schaefer|
|Written by||Gerald Geraghty|
|Edited by||James Sweeney|
|Distributed by||Columbia Pictures|
Barbed Wire is a 1952 American Western film directed by George Archainbaud and starring Gene Autry, Anne James, and William Fawcett. Written by Gerald Geraghty, the film is about a cattle buyer who goes to Texas to investigate why the cattle trails to Kansas are blocked.
A cattle buyer, a federal agent and a newswoman become involved in a railroad plot against the backdrop of a rancher vs. homesteader war.
- Gene Autry as Gene Autry
- Anne James as Gay Kendall
- Pat Buttram as "Buckeye" Buttram
- Leonard Penn as Steve Ruttledge
- William Fawcett as John S. 'Uncle John' Copeland
- Michael Vallon as Homesteader August Gormley
Filming and budget
Barbed Wire was filmed December 10–20, 1951. The film had an operating budget of $58,874.36 (equal to $555,076 today).
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