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Cowboy Canteen (1944)

Passed  |   |  Western, Music  |  8 February 1944 (USA)
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This 1944 film is a song and comedy revue, featuring talents of the day. Nominal plot involves theatrical troupe taking their vacation on the Lazy B Ranch run by Steve Bradley (Charles ... See full synopsis »



(original screenplay), (additional dialogue)
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Credited cast:
Charles Starrett ...
Jane Frazee ...
Connie Gray
Barbara Jo Allen ...
Vera Vague (as Vera Vague)
Tex Coulter
Guinn 'Big Boy' Williams ...
Spud Harrigan (as Guinn [Big Boy] Williams)
The Mills Brothers ...
Roy Acuff and His Smoky Mountain Boys and Girls ...
Singing Group
Jimmy Wakely and His Saddle Pals ...
Singing Group
Max Terhune ...
Professor Merlin
Singers (as The Tailor Maids)
Bill Hughes ...
Bill Hughes
Buck Chickie and Buck ...
Whip Act
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Roy Acuff ...


This 1944 film is a song and comedy revue, featuring talents of the day. Nominal plot involves theatrical troupe taking their vacation on the Lazy B Ranch run by Steve Bradley (Charles Starrett)... See full synopsis »

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A canteen-full of rootin', tootin'' shootin' fun! See more »


Western | Music


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Release Date:

8 February 1944 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Cantina dos Vaqueiros  »

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Sound Mix:

(RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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On September 1st, 1943, columnist Sheila Graham announced the casting of Shirley Ross, marking Ross' first film appearance in over two years. Less than two weeks later, Ross was forced to withdraw due to illness; she was replaced by Jane Frazee. It was another two years before Ross' next and final film role. See more »


You Man You
Written by Saul Chaplin and Walter G. Samuels
Sung by Barbara Jo Allen
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More Than the Sum of Its Parts
16 July 2011 | by (New York City) – See all my reviews

After "Hollywood Canteen" and "Stage Door Canteen" had been released as flag-wavers intended to raise money for the named USO operations, Columbia got into the act with this effort. As with the earlier two, it was an all-star operation, but in this case it was cowboy stars, with a strong emphasis on singing cowboys, an occasional ventriloquist (in the person of Max Terhune) and the ladies in the show drawn from the Columbia shorts department.

It's a lighthearted effort and a considerable pleasure to see so many of the leading cowboy actors of the era in one spot and an excellent chance to play spot the stars. It's also a fine survey of western music at the time -- at this point, western swing was biggest genre of music in terms of sales -- including swing, ballads, traditional (from Tex Ritter) as well as major talents such as Roy Acuff and the Mills Brothers. As a snapshot of the era, as a musical anthology and as a chance to see more vanished stars than there are in heaven, it's a must-see movie for the real movie fan.

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