Rhythm of the Saddle is a 1938 Western about a ranch foreman (Gene Autry) who is tasked with staging an elaborate rodeo for the owner the ranch, Maureen McClune (Peggy Moran). If everything goes well, McClune will win the honors of hosting the next year's event. The rodeo chairman, Clyde Chase (Arthur Loft), however, has been bribed by shady rancher and nightclub owner Pomeroy (Le Roy Mason) to host the event. When Autry finds out about the bribe, Chase runs to Pomeroy looking to call the deal off. Autry arrives at Pomerey's as well, and tells Chase to call the sheriff. Pomeroy's goons subdue Autry, however, and Pomeroy shoots and kills Chase with Autry's gun, framing him for the murder. Autry is able to escape and hides out in nearby Blue Grass Canyon where he plans to get his revenge and clear his name. Rhythm of the Saddle was directed by George Sherman, from a script by Paul Franklin.