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Second Fiddle to a Steel Guitar (1965)

This country music jamboree is noteworthy for being the last time that Leo Gorcey and Huntz Hall appeared in a movie together.




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Credited cast:
Jubal A. Bristol
Pamela Hayes ...
Mrs. Bristol
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Carl Butler ...
Pearl Butler ...
Old Joe Clark ...
Little Jimmy Dickens ...
Pete Drake ...
Curly Fox ...
Lefty Frizzell ...
Marilyn Gallo ...
George Hamilton IV ...
Homer ...
Sonny James ...


This country music jamboree is noteworthy for being the last time that Leo Gorcey and Huntz Hall appeared in a movie together.

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Comedy | Music





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15 September 1965 (USA)  »

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Country/comedy mix maybe better 2nd time around.
6 May 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Final outings of comedy teams have not always met with success. Take Laurel and Hardy, with Utopia(1951) or the Three Stooges and Kook's Tour(1970). Both were sad farewells. Here it is more of the same for the two leads of the Bowery Boys. While it is good to see them one more time(and perhaps many fans have never had a chance to see this film), it doesn't seem like they were given any written dialogue, but instead were told to add lib. Huntz Hall comes off best, although he seems to be stuck on the word, "peasant". With Leo Gorcey, it seems the time off had hurt his acting skills. There are no close-ups on him and it's almost as if this were on purpose. For some reason he almost shouts out all his dialogue. What is most upsetting, is that they disappear before the end of the picture. You kept on expecting them to pop up again but they never do! There is one saving grace, though. The producer or director was wise enough to let them have some exchanges with the legendary Minnie Pearl. It was as if Hee Haw Meets the Bowery Boys! Arnold Stang is a joy, particularly in the opening credits. But as with Leo and Huntz, he is not to be found at the end. Maybe the budget was tight, but for whatever reason this hurt the picture as a whole. The musical numbers on the other hand were all classic. Among the songs are, Blue Moon of Kentucky by Bill Monroe, & Abilene by George Hamilton IV. Johnny Cash fans might want to watch this just to see a rare impersonation of him by Dell Reeves. It's extremely funny. The camera work on the song segments could have been better, but then again, this wasn't made at MGM! Unfortunately there are no extra's on the DVD.

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