Gene Autry is back in the saddle again in The Blazing Sun. On this occasion, Autry plays a lawman in pursuit of two bank robbers. Adding novelty is the fact that the film is set in the contemporary West, with Pat Buttram co-starring as a conceited radio actor Mike. Weaving in and out of the proceedings is enigmatic heroine Kitty (Anne Gwynne), whose curious behavior is explained in full at fadeout time. Blazing Sun is capped by an exciting runaway-train sequence, pitting Autry against principal heavy Kenne Duncan. Featured in the cast is future Gilligan's Island co-star Alan Hale Jr.