The slight plot, in what little time it is actually on screen, has ranch hand Ted Duncan in love with the daughter, Mary Martin of ranch owner Martin. But Cooper, neighboring rancher has his eye on Mary and everything else Martin owns so, at the annual relay races, Martin is goaded into a lock-stock-and-barrel bet that his horse, ridden by Ted, can beat Cooper's horse. Cooper has no intention of running an honest race.The majority of the film is mostly a showcase for Abe Lyman and his band and a slew of what-killed-vaudeville acts, most featuring pint-sized Mona Ray (as another Martin daughter only to have an excuse to work her into the film.) There are seven songs,some acts and turns, and an exhibition of roping and riding by two young brothers, Tom and Hank MacFarland, a couple of kids primarily from the rodeo circuit. Some of the stuff from Mona Ray is... well... sort of disturbing. Written by
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Did You Know?
The song "Deep Down South" was recorded by legendary jazz cornetist Bix Beiderbecke on September 9, 1930 in his last session as a bandleader. The record featured Benny Goodman on clarinet, Gene Krupa on drums and a high-voiced singer-guitarist named Weston Vaughan. Bix's record and the performance in this film were the only versions of "Deep Down South" recorded when it was new. See more
Twelfth Street Rag
Music by Euday L. Bowman
Performed by Abe Lyman and His Orchestra See more