Seen through contemporary eyes, this movie is a curiosity piece. Going in, realize this, just sit back and explore some of the tastes and amusements of long-vanished times. Sometimes, that can be embarrassing.
This is less embarrassing than the movies with the unfortunate racial stereotypes, but if I had a relative who had been a fan of this genre, I would be embarrassed for them.
I had never heard of Judy Canova before watching this opus. My goodness, she certainly threw herself into her role whole hog. The singing is hard to take, but one of the songs was presented skillfully with three mirrors.
This movie does not look cheap--the horses all look glossy and well-fed--and the color has held up. I'd never watch it again, but now I know about a past fashion I never suspected existed.
"Oklahoma Annie" refers to the heroine's sheriff-grandmother.
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