Radio: Old Plot, New Angle

For the first time, an outstanding Hollywood star has made a movie designed especially for television. Cowboy Hero Gene Autry, second most popular western actor in the U.S.,*has finished six half-hour westerns for weekly release on CBS-TV. He plans to chain-produce at least 20 more in the next year.

The first of the Autry TV movies, seen this week (the Gene Autry Show, CBS-TV, Sun. 7 p.m., E.D.T.), offers nothing new in plot or characterization. Titled Head for Texas, it tells a story of how a good ranch boss foils some bad cattle rustlers. Its novelty is its attempt to relieve the...

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