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Square Dance Jubilee (1949)

Approved | | Musical, Western | 11 November 1949 (USA)
Two talent scouts for a New York-based country music TV show called "Square Dance Jubilee" are sent out West to get authentic western singing acts. They find what they're looking for, but also get mixed up in cattle rustling and murder.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Don Blake (as Don Barry)
Barbara Clayton
Spade Cooley
Jed Stratton
Henchman Buck
Bartender Tom
Britt Wood ...
Clark Stevens ...
Henchman Jim Clark
Charlie Jordan
Line-Shack Henchman
Alex Montoya ...


In the early days of television, Don Blake and partner Sam are sent west to look for musicians and singers for the TV show Square Dance Jubilee. In their search they run into a gang of rustlers that change brands and then sell the cattle. The gang plans their next raid when the whole county is in town for the TV broadcast of the local talent. But Don and Sam are on to the rustlers and are ready. Written by Maurice VanAuken <vanauken@comcast.net>

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Come on everybody! For the time of your life--get set to enjoy the grandest array of hoe-down entertainment ever assembled in one big happy hit!


Musical | Western


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Don Blake: We were looking for the old west...we've found it. An old town, a beautiful blonde, changing brands, rustlers, dry gulching. Reminds me of a Don 'Red' Barry western.
Sam Jenks: Don 'Red' Barry? He's my favorite actor. Did you see the picture where...
Don Blake: [interrupting] I never liked him!
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don Barry's in joke
15 December 2007 | by See all my reviews

In the scene where Don Barry and Wally Vernon come into town to look for performers for Spade Cooley's TV show, Barry makes a comment about how the town looks like something out of a Don "Red" Barry western. Vernon replies, "Yeah, I remember him (or some such comment)." Barry replies, "I never liked him." Don't know if this was an ad lib, or just something the scriptwriters threw in to get a laugh. Since Barry was listed as associate producer for the film, he probably added that to the script. While he was quoted as saying he did not like the association with Red Ryder, he had to admit that his nickname helped to get him jobs in later years.

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