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The Real McCoy (1930)

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Charley poses as a hillbilly in his pursuit of a country girl.


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Edgar Kennedy ...
Cicero the Cop


A city slicker from Elmira, NY, speeding through the back woods, gets a look at a lovely woman, a local school teacher, and decides to pose as a mountain man, the last of the McCoys, to get her attention. A skunk and a split in his trousers may derail him before he gets properly started. Then, local whiskey runners think he's an undercover cop. To prove his bona fides, the gang wants him to sing an Appalachian song. Can he deliver a convincing performance and win the mountain gal's heart? Or has he made a serious miscalculation? Written by <>

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song | gang | whiskey | skunk | school teacher | See more »


Short | Comedy | Musical





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1 February 1930 (USA)  »

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(Western Electric Sound System)

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1.20 : 1
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Naomi Wise
Written by Carson Robison (as Maggie Andrews)
Sung by Charley Chase
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Once again, Charley heads to the Ozarks or Appalachians...or whatever.
19 September 2010 | by (Bradenton, Florida) – See all my reviews

Charley is in the hill country of the South. Why, we have no idea. However, when he sees pretty Thelma Todd by the side of the road, he decides to stick around and try to pretend he's one of 'em. The problem, however, is that these mountain folk don't take to outsiders or the law--so he has his hands full trying to fit in with the locals--especially since they have a a bad habit of shooting them! Along the way, there are a few laughs and Charley sings a nice tune--something he did in a few shorts here and there. While not a great voice, it was very pleasant and a nice interlude for those who didn't know he was a man of many talents (he also directed many of Hal Roach Studio's shorts as well). But, combined with all the square dancing, the comedy, at times, ended up taking a back seat. As a result, it's a good film but far from one of Charley's better films.

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