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Sing, Cowboy, Sing (1937)

Passed | | Action, Drama, Music | 22 May 1937 (USA)
Kalmus is after the freight contract held by Summers. When his gang kill Summers, Tex and Duke step in to help Madge keep the freight line going. When they foil the gang's further attempts, Kalmus gets the Judge to jail the two.

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(as R.N. Bradbury)

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(screenplay) (as Robert Emmett)
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White Flash ...
Tex's Horse
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Madge Summers
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Duke Evans (as Al St John)
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Henchman Red Holman
Karl Hackett ...
Kalmus
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Judge Roy Dean (as Bob McKenzie)
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Marshal Tinker
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Prisoner (as Snub Pollard)
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Henchman (as Heber Snow)
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Henchman Joe (as Chick Hannon)
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Zeke (as Milt Morante)
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Townsman
The Texas Tornadoes ...
Saloon Musicians (as Tex Ritter's Tornadoes)
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After a cowardly raid on Dad Summers' freight-wagons, in which Summers is killed and his freight shipment burned, Tex Archer and his sidekick, "Duke" Evans, arrive on the scene in time to save Madge Summers from plunging over a cliff in one of the runaway wagons. Kalmus, a competitor of Summers, staged the raid to destroy Summers franchise,which calls for a daily trip over the wagon route. Kalmus orders his henchman, "Red" Holman, to get rid of Tex. When Holman attacks Tex, his own gun goes off during a clinch in the fight and he falls, apparently dead. Tex is charged with murder and jailed. Kalmus incites his gang to storm the jail and lynch Tex. Meanwhile, Duke has discovered that Holman is alive and well. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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ROMANCE RIDES With TEX RITTER and "WHITE FLASH" in a RIP-ROARIN' SAGA OF THE OLD WEST! (original poster)


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Red Holman: That's your trouble, fella. You're meddlin' in the wrong business.
Tex Archer: What do you mean?
Red Holman: I mean, you're playing both ends from the middle and you can't do it around here. This place ain't big enough for you and me, so you better get rollin'.
Tex Archer: And suppose I don't get rollin'?
Red Holman: You will... 'cause I got you figured right. You're yellow!
[Red punches Tex in the jaw, a barroom brawl ensues and Tex knocks Red out]
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I'm A Natural Born Cowboy
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Written by Tex Ritter and Frank Sanucci
Performed by The Texas Tornadoes
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The Freighting Business
21 March 2012 | by (Buffalo, New York) – See all my reviews

I think bad editing ruined Sing Cowboy Sing a Tex Ritter western that he did for poverty row Grand National Pictures. I could have rated it a notch or two higher, but I doubt we'll ever see a director's cut.

Tex and companion Al St. John come to the aid of Louise Stanley, unfortunately too late to save her father and his men from being massacred by an outlaw gang in the pay of perennial western villain Karl Hackett trying to take over the freighting concession in the territory.

Hackett's got a sweet little racket going having intimidated Judge Robert McKenzie and Marshal Horace Murphy who would soon be a Tex Ritter sidekick in future films. McKenzie plays Judge Roy Dean who both is judge and runs the saloon. Sounds familiar, doesn't it. McKenzie is the one you'll remember from this film.

Ritter sings a few cowboy ballads including one in jail where he's being framed for a murder charge. What could have been an exciting climax was butchered by bad editing. In the final shootout with freighters and the outlaws, people keep falling off their horses without the sound of gunfire. Looked rather unreal.

Still Tex Ritter's fans will enjoy Sing Cowboy Sing.


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