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Moonlight on the Prairie (1935)

Approved | | Musical, Western | 2 November 1935 (USA)
Ace returns to the town where he is suspected of murder. He quickly become involved in the scheme to keep Barbara Roberts from reaching her ranch. To inherit the ranch she must reach it by ... See full summary »

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Ace Andrews (as Dick Foran the Singing Cowboy)
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Smokey (as Smoky)
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Barbara Roberts (as Sheila Mannors)
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Small Change
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Luke Thomas
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The Sheriff (as Joseph King)
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Buck Cantrell
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Dickie Roberts
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Jeff Holt (as Gordon Elliott)
Herbert Heywood ...
Pop Powell
Raymond Brown ...
Lafe Burns
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Col. Gowdy (scenes deleted)
Milton Kibbee ...
Pete (as Milt Kibbee)
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Ace returns to the town where he is suspected of murder. He quickly become involved in the scheme to keep Barbara Roberts from reaching her ranch. To inherit the ranch she must reach it by midnight. Ace agrees to get her there knowing she is the widow of the man he supposedly killed. Written by Maurice VanAuken <mvanauken@a1access.net>

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ranch | murder | widow | horse | thief | See All (28) »

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A new star in the saddle to spur you to cheers and stir you to song!

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Musical | Western

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2 November 1935 (USA)  »

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1000 vilde Heste  »

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1.37 : 1
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Based on the story "Boss of the Bar B Ranch", by William Jacobs. See more »

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Referenced in Golden Saddles, Silver Spurs (2000) See more »

Soundtracks

Covered Wagon Days
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Music by M.K. Jerome
Lyrics by Joan Jasmyn
Sung by Dick Foran
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Pistols, Pintos and Palominos
22 July 2011 | by (New York City) – See all my reviews

It was sometimes said that, contrary to the popular view, Hollywood consisted of western movies with a thin layer of 'A' pictures and almost all of the major studios had a western unit or sometimes two. For Warner Brothers from 1935-1937, they had a series of Dick Foran starring in singing cowboy westerns -- a kitchen sink genre if there ever was one, with western action for the boy and singing for the girls.

This one, the first of the series, has a plot with something for everyone, as Dick helps a small boy and his pretty widowed mother make good his claim to his father's ranch. Dick is a bit stagy for the movies at this point, but the direction by Ross Lederman is typically efficient and the cinematography by Fred Jackman Junior -- he started out at the Roach studio -- is exceedingly handsome. It's the pictures that make this one worthwhile, not Foran's deep baritone.


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