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Kentucky Jubilee (1951)

Approved  |   |  Comedy, Music  |  18 May 1951 (USA)
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A Hollywood film-director has been sent to Hickory Kentucky to find material and acts for a hill-billy picture.He is kidnapped by henchmen of a big-town city slicker who has taken over the ... See full summary »

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Jerry Colonna ...
Jean Porter ...
Sally Shannon
James Ellison ...
Jeff Benson
Fritz Feld ...
Rudolph 'Rudi' Jouvet
Raymond Hatton ...
Ben White
Vince Barnett ...
Mugsy
Chester Clute ...
Mayor Horace Tilbury
Michael Whalen ...
Touhy
Archie Twitchell ...
Barney Malone
Russell Hicks ...
T.J. Hoarsely
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Millie - Cashier
Si Jenks ...
Constable
Ralph Sanford ...
Steve Frome
Tom Plank ...
Barker
Jack Reitzen ...
Fatso
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A Hollywood film-director has been sent to Hickory Kentucky to find material and acts for a hill-billy picture.He is kidnapped by henchmen of a big-town city slicker who has taken over the operation of the town's annual jubilee..mostly using bottom-of-the-barrel acts from the swamps of Florida. A Hollywood trade-paper reporter, sent to cover the event, finally thwarts the gang's plans to loot the civic coffers and the local bank. Jerry Colonna, between the 15 staging of acts from Florida that killed vaudeville, flits in and out as a hired emcee, who also gets kidnapped. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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Passable entertainment if you love this sort of music.
26 August 2011 | by (Bradenton, Florida) – See all my reviews

While the idea of a film set in Kentucky with Jerry Colonna might make a Kentuckian's eyes roll, the film is NOT the sort of film you might anticipate. It's NOT a 'make fun of hillbillies' film at all but about Colonna and some friends heading to Kentucky and encountering a lot of old-time country-western sort of singers--and a plot involving kidnappers. As for the singers, there are LOTS of them--as if you are watching a talent show in Arkanasas or Texas. If you love this sort of stuff, you're in luck--if you don't, it's pretty slow going...at best.

As for Colonna, he's pretty much what you'd expect--full of wisecracks, goggle-eyed expressions and the like. On hand are a variety of very recognizable faces--though the names of most will escape you. Note the adorable Jean Porter--here sporting blonde hair. Overall, this is a film that is a time-passer at best. Not all that funny and chock full of country talent-show style entertainment.


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