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Montana Moon (1930)

Approved | | Comedy, Drama, Musical | 20 March 1930 (USA)
While returning to Montana from a fling in New York, wealthy Joan Prescott leaves the train, intending to return to the big city. She runs into handsome cowboy Larry and gets engaged. On ... See full summary »

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While returning to Montana from a fling in New York, wealthy Joan Prescott leaves the train, intending to return to the big city. She runs into handsome cowboy Larry and gets engaged. On their wedding night she does a sultry dance with Jeff which ends with a prolonged kiss. Larry slugs Jeff. Angry Joan entrains for New York, but train robbers kidnap her. The leader of the pretend-bandits is Larry. Written by Ed Stephan <stephan@cc.wwu.edu>

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Trivia

The film introduced the concept of the singing cowboy to the screen. See more »

Quotes

Elizabeth: Say, Joan, do you remember me raving about an awfully nice man that I met in Boston?
Joan: The Boston rave - now, let me think a minute. I remember the Boston Tea Party! But, not the Boston rave.
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Soundtracks

Trailin' in Old Montana
(1930) (uncredited)
Written by Herbert Stothart and Clifford Grey
Sung by all at the party
Played on banjo and sung by Cliff Edwards
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Early Crawford Vehicle Is Very Uneven
17 September 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This early Joan Crawford vehicle is a very uneven production, primarily due to the dialogue. Johnny Mack Brown reads the script like a high school thespian. Though Crawford's performance is nothing to write home about either, one wonders how much better this production might have been if Brown had been able to portray his character in a convincing fashion.

The best part of this film is the music. There are range ballads sung by a competent male chorus, and some pleasant (though somewhat out of place) solos by Cliff Edwards (aka the voice of Jiminy Cricket) and his ukulele.

But the plot is too simplistic and predictable. The characters are mostly caricatures. And the action is uneven.

Still, this film has some interest for its use of Crawford.


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