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Moonlight and Cactus (1944)

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Petty Officer Tom Garrison (Tom Seidel)of the Merchant Marines returns on shore leave to his cattle ranch, and brings with him shipmates "Stubby" (Eddie Quillan),"Slugger" (Murray Alper),"... See full summary »

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The Andrews Sisters
Patty Andrews ...
Maxene Andrews ...
Laverne Andrews ...
Leo Carrillo ...
Pasqualito Luigi
Elyse Knox ...
Louise Ferguson
Tom Seidel ...
Tom Garrison
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Punchy Carter
Eddie Quillan ...
Stubby Lamont
Murray Alper ...
Slugger
Tom Kennedy ...
Lucky
Frank Lackteen ...
Ogala
Chatita Tovar ...
Child Dancer
Minerva Urecal ...
Abigail
Mitchell Ayres ...
Mitch Ayers
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Petty Officer Tom Garrison (Tom Seidel)of the Merchant Marines returns on shore leave to his cattle ranch, and brings with him shipmates "Stubby" (Eddie Quillan),"Slugger" (Murray Alper),"Punchy" (Shemp Howard), and "Lucky" (Tom Kennedy). At the ranch, Tom finds that because of WWII manpower shortage, women have taken over operating the ranch. Heading the cowgirls are Patty Andrews, Maxene Andrews, Laverne Andrews, Lou Ferguson (Elyse Knox) and Abigail (Minerva Urecal). Lou tells Tom that a large number of cattle have been mysteriously disappearing, and they decide to hire neighboring rancher Pasqualito (Leo Carrillo), who makes claims to being a great detective, and his assistant, Ogala (Frank Lackteen), an Indian. Tom's cattle show up on Pasqualito's ranchero, but he has an excuse. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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A Rodeo Round-up of Rhythm and Saddle Sweeties! (original ad) See more »

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Comedy | Music | Western

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8 September 1944 (USA)  »

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Cactus Round-Up  »

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Music by Hal Mooney(as Harold Mooney)
Lyrics by Hugh Prince (as Hughie Prince)
Sung by The Andrews Sisters
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Mediocre western musical with feminist view to make it a bit more interesting.
20 July 2013 | by (New York City) – See all my reviews

A group of cowgirls (lead by the Marjorie Main-like Minerva Urecal) run a dude ranch while its owner is off in the navy, and when he comes home, he is stunned to discover what's been going on in his absence. Of course, romance ensues with one (Elyse Knox), an alleged cow thief (Leo Carrillo) stirs up trouble, and the Andrews Sisters sing. There's one very funny moment when one of the Andrews Sisters sings while one of the few men on the ranch pretends to be her in drag in order to get a document from him. Some of the comedy though is rather forced, but when the Andrews Sisters sing (especially "The Happy Hand-Clapping Song"), all that is forgotten. A few of Carrillo's malapropisms are creative, and the presence of "Stooge" Shemp Howard is always certain to add amusement.


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