Riders in the Sky (film)

Riders in the Sky is a 1949 American Western film directed by John English and starring and co-produced by Gene Autry; featuring Gloria Henry, and Pat Buttram. Based on the song by Stan Jones, the film is about a murder, of which rancher Ralph Lawson (Steve Darrell) is accused, and Gene Autry attempting to clear his name.

Riders in the Sky
Theatrical release poster
Directed byJohn English
Produced byArmand Schaefer
Screenplay byGerald Geraghty
Based onbased upon a story by
Herbert A. Woodbury
Music byPaul Mertz
(musical supervisor)
CinematographyWilliam Bradford
Edited byHenry Batista
A Gene Autry Production
Distributed byColumbia Pictures Corporation
Release date
  • November 29, 1949 (1949-11-29) (N.Y.C)
Running time
70 minutes
CountryUnited States


Note: Character names are not indicated in on-screen credits


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