Beyond the Purple Hills
Beyond the Purple Hills is a 1950 American Western film directed by John English and written by Norman S. Hall. The film stars Gene Autry, Jo-Carroll Dennison, Don Beddoe, James Millican, Don Reynolds and Hugh O'Brian. The film was released on July 25, 1950, by Columbia Pictures.
When a bank robbery results in the death of the sheriff, Judge Beaumont (Roy Gordon) asks horse trainer Gene Autry (Gene Autry) to take the sheriff's place. Gene, who has helped Beaumont deal with his fractious son, Jack (Hugh O'Brian), agrees. Beaumont then reveals that he wants to rewrite his will to leave Jack out, prompting a fight between father and son. When the judge is murdered soon after, Gene is forced to arrest Jack, despite not believing that he is guilty.