Pat Buttram, who plays comic lead in Gene Autry’s feature-length Columbia releases, has been set for same slot in Autry’s half-hour video films which get underway at Pioneertown tomorrow (10). Autry will make six of the films first. These will be submitted to Phil Wrigley and CBS for approval. If okayed, he’ll me 46 more.
Frank McDonald will direct the films, which are budgeted at $13,000 apiece.