Reb Randall rides into town seeking the murderer of his brother, Rob Randall. Jason Carberry is the Mayor of the town.




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Complete credited cast:
Calaveras Kate
Jason Carberry
Guy Mitchell ...
Reb Randall
Susan Martinez De La Cruz
Rafael Moreno
Minnie Redwing
Billy Buckett
Judge Wallace Winthrop
Ginger Pete
Dr. J. Pott Troy
Joanne Gilbert ...


A musical about a man, [START] Reb Randall [END], who rides into a frontier town looking for his brother's killer, but is surprised to find everyone in the town is celebrating his kin's death and, for that matter, gunplay in general. He eventually discovers the murderer and each man swears to shoot down the other in a gunfight. However, their girlfriends team up to put an end to the bloodshed. [EXPLANATION]Alfred Jingle got the wrong man! Written by Alfred Jingle

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Release Date:

12 April 1954 (UK)  »

Also Known As:

De røde strømpebånd  »

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(Western Electric Recording)



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1.85 : 1
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Rosemary Clooney commented that, of all the movies she was in, this is the only one where she got first billing in the credits. See more »


During a dance number Calaveras Kate pulls the gun out of the holster of Rafael Moreno and shoots at his feet to make him dance. Rafael raises his arms up level with his shoulders as he dances. However he begins to lift his arms immediately after Kate pulls the gun and before she begins to shoot. See more »


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It was a parody
3 June 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

It was good to see that a few of the commented above realized that this was not a musical, not a western,and not a rip-off. It was a spoof, a parody in musical format. Both westerns and musicals were really big back then.

When we watched it we laughed our heads off. But we were submersed in the culture and understood the jokes. This movie took things we had noticed and giggled at in other movies. "The Code of the West", the guns that never needed reloading, the good guy never wearing black, and macho posturing that led to fight after fight with never a bruise were just a few of the things on which we had commented to one another while watching the reel McCoy.

I was never bothered by the "injun" stereotype in this movie because it was a spoof of the other movies. Check out some of the stuff Bing Crosby did if you want horrible stereotypes. If you were bothered by the "injun" stereotype you almost got the point.

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