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Hills of Utah casts Gene Autry as a frontier doctor with a predilection for singing. A recent med-school graduate, Autry sets up practice in the midst of a long-standing feud between cattlemen and miners. While patching up the participants of the feud, Gene searches every nook and cranny for the man who murdered his father. Along the way, our hero is himself wrongly accused of murder, but of course the actual culprit is the same villain he's been looking for. Autry's usual leading lady Gail Davis must have been busy elsewhere, inasmuch as Elaine Riley fulfills the heroine duties this time out. For no real reason other than to satiate the demands of his fans, Gene Autry renders his top 10 hit "Peter Cottontail" halfway through the proceedings. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi