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Mountain Music (1937)

Approved | | Comedy, Music | 18 June 1937 (USA)
Mary Beamish (Martha Raye), a folksy Ozark girl, yearns for the glitter of show business and for a man. She knows she is anything but gorgeous, but figures her enthusiasm offsets that small... See full summary »

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(screenplay) (as John C. Moffitt), (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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Ardinger Burnside
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Lobelia Sheppard
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Ham Sheppard
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Granpappy Burnside (as George Hayes)
Spencer Charters ...
Justice of the Peace Sharody
Charles Timblin ...
Shep Sheppard
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Ma Burnside
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Pappy Burnside (as Olin Howlin)
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Amos Burnside
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Odette Potta
Cliff Clark ...
Pretty Panther Medicine Show Proprietor
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Alice, Potts Showgirl
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Mrs. Hamilton B. Lovelace
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Mary Beamish (Martha Raye), a folksy Ozark girl, yearns for the glitter of show business and for a man. She knows she is anything but gorgeous, but figures her enthusiasm offsets that small deficit. The hillbilly family of Bob Burnside (Bob Burns) insists he marry Lobelia Sheppard (Terry Walker), hoping the wedding will patch up a generations-old feud. Since he knows that his brother,Ardinger (John Howard)loves Lobelia, Bob runs away and lands in the town on Monotny and starts a traveling Medicine Show. He also happens to suffer from a rare form of amnesia---when he is under its spell,after drinking mountain-likker, he thinks Mary is the girl of his dreams, but when he has sobered up via a splash of water, he is more real realistic and avoids Mary like the plague. Mary strives to keep him drunk and in a stage of amnesia. However, Mary learns that Bob's testimony is needed to proves his brother's innocence in a murder trial and, to save the day, unleashes an awning full of rain-water ... Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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Comedy | Music

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(Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

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At the stage show, the announcer says the local theater is showing chapter 3 of The Perils of Pauline (1914), the famous silent serial starring Pearl White. See more »

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Good Mornin', Good Mornin'
Written by Sam Coslow
Sung by Martha Raye
Sung and danced by Wally Vernon (in drag) and Martha Raye
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Martha Raye in Hayseed Comedy
29 November 2016 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

21-year-old Martha Raye stars as an Arkansas wallflower who meets a man (Bob Burns) who says he is Hamilton Lovelace. He asks her to marry him and they run off to Hot Springs to elope. Trouble is, he's really Bob Burnside, a hillbilly who got hit on the head and found Lovelace's car. His amnesia is cured by a puss full of water, so he goes back and forth between identities as the film proceeds.

The real Lovelace is being chased by G-Men, but then Burnside's kid brother (John Howard) has been charged with murder because Burnside ran off. Quite a few gags keep this one moving, and there are several musical numbers, with Raye singing "Good Mornin'" and "If I Put My Heart in My Song" as well as being forced into an acrobatic act at a night club.

Lots of familiar faces, including Olin Howland, Jan Duggan, Ward Bond, Rufe Davis, Wally Vernon, Spencer Charters, Gabby Hayes, Fuzzy Knight, Rita LaRoy, and Goodee Montgomery as Alice.


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