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Mortimer
William Wright ...
Mike Burton
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Pappy
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Gloria Baxter
Mabel Todd ...
Cindy
Eddie Craven ...
Sam
Shirley ...
Shirley (the mule) (as 'Shirley')
Chester Clute ...
Prof. Shaw
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Prof. Morris
Paul Scardon ...
Prof. Lewis
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Hillbilly Scene Actor
Tailor Maids ...
Singing group (as The Tailor-Maids)
The Notables ...
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Jane Colwell, an associate professor at an agricultural college, thinks that a trained mule she has been working with needs a rest and takes him to her farm. There she finds a film company shooting on location. After many complications, the mule is featured in the film, and Jane wins the heart of Mike Burton, the film's producer. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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Hey-Hey in the Oh-Oh-Ozarks!

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15 August 1946 (USA)  »

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Missouri Hayride  »

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(Western Electric Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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The earliest documented telecast of this film in the New York City area occurred Wednesday 30 August 1950 on WATV (Channel 13). See more »

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Never Knew That I Could Sing
Written by Kim Gannon and Walter Kent
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Probably the best John Carradine musical ever!
6 August 2003 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

That doesn't mean this isn't a terrible movie, though. Carradine gives a (deliberately) hammy performance as a film director trying to make a hillbilly movie in the Ozarks. (He seems to be doing a spot-on imitation of his mentor/idol, John Barrymore.) Just about everything else in this mess is done poorly, though there are a couple of songs that are tolerable (at least, the first time they're sung--the best of them is repeated about four times). The people you've heard of, such as Martha O'Driscoll, make you wonder how they ever got careers. The others make you wonder why they even got this chance! There's a mule that's supposed to be quite talented, but I missed any glimpses of any special ability. There's a moment of Carradine singing during a hayride, and it's interesting, though mainly for the forced enjoyment on the old boy's face. This one is barely tolerable for the avid Carradine fanatic, others should do themselves a favor and have jaw surgery instead.


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