Rim of the Canyon
|Rim of the Canyon|
Theatrical release poster
|Directed by||John English|
|Produced by||Armand Schaefer
|Screenplay by||John K. Butler|
|Based on||Phantom .45's Talk Loud (short story)
by Joseph Chadwick
|Music by||Paul Mertz (supervisor)|
|Edited by||Aaron Stell|
|Distributed by||Columbia Pictures|
Rim of the Canyon is a 1949 American Western film directed by John English and starring and co-produced by Gene Autry; featuring Nan Leslie, and Thurston Hall. Based on the short story Phantom .45's Talk Loud by Joseph Chadwick, the film is about a horse stolen by escaped convicts and the cowboy who pursues them to a ghost town inhabited by a ghost.
- Gene Autry as Gene Autry / Marshal Steve Autry
- Champion as Champ, Gene's horse
- Nan Leslie as Ruth Lambert
- Thurston Hall as Big Tim Hanlon
- Clem Bevans as Loco John
- Walter Sande as Jake Fargo
- Jock Mahoney as Pete Reagan
- Francis McDonald as Charlie Lewis
- Alan Hale Jr. as Matt Kimbrough
Filming and budget
Rim of the Canyon was filmed December 6–20, 1948. The film had an operating budget of $46,784 (equal to $470,915 today).
- Vasquez Rocks, Vasquez Rocks Natural Area Park, 10700 W. Escondido Canyon Rd., Agua Dulce, California, USA
- Corriganville Movie Ranch, Simi Valley, California, USA
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