Loaded Pistols is a 1948 American Western featuring Gene Autry as a singing cowhand who protects a young man accused of murder. After an innocent rancher is murdered during a poker game, Larry Evans (Russell Arms) is accused of the crime. Autry however, believes the young man is innocent and is determined to prove it. The real killer has gone to great lengths to cover his own tracks and incriminate the hot-headed Evans. While Evans hides with prospector Jim Hedge (Clem Bevins), Sheriff Cramer (Chill Wills) plots to deliver Evans straight into the hands of a lynch mob. Upon further investigation, Autry discovers that any of the poker players present could be responsible for the killing. After a re-enactment of events, the real killer's identity is revealed. The movie, which was directed by veteran director John English features several singing performances by Autry including "Jimmy Crack Corn," "Pretty Mary," and the title song "Loaded Pistols."