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  (in credits order)
Ferlin Husky ... Woody Wetherby

Jayne Mansfield ... Tawny

Mamie Van Doren ... Boots Malone
Sonny James ... Sonny James
Roy Drusky ... Roy Drusky
Del Reeves ... Del Reeves
Bill Anderson ... Bill Anderson
Connie Smith ... Connie Smith
Wilma Burgess ... Wilma Burgess
Duke of Paducah ... The Duke of Paducah
Jr. Carolina Cloggers ... Cloggers (as Junior Carolina Cloggers)
The Jordanaires ... Singing Group (as The Jordanaires)
Don Bowman ... Don Bowman
Louis Quinn ... Louis Quinn

Billie Bird ... Aunt Clem

Richard Kiel ... Moose
Arlene Charles ... Julie Mae
Helen Clark
Theodore Lehmann
John Harmon
Bennett King
Chuck Harrod
Larry Barton
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Robert V. Barron ... Donald (uncredited)

Directed by
Arthur C. Pierce 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Larry E. Jackson 

Produced by
Larry E. Jackson .... producer
Bernard Woolner .... executive producer (as Bernard A. Woolner)
Original Music by
Dean Elliott 
Cinematography by
William DeDiego  (as William de Diego)
Makeup Department
Marc Snegoff .... key makeup artist (as Mark Snegoff)
Martin Varno .... makeup artist (uncredited)
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Edgar C. Stein .... assistant director
Art Department
Robert Coulter .... set construction
Mike Ezzes .... property master
Sound Department
Frank Baldridge .... sound effects editor
Sam Kopetzky .... boom operator (as Sam Kopetsky)
Le Roy Robbins .... sound recordist (as Leroy Robbins)
Special Effects by
Harry Woolman .... special effects
Camera and Electrical Department
Robert Caramico .... camera operator
Foster K. Denker .... lighting technician (as Foster Denker)
Earl Phillips .... key grip
William G. Troiano .... camera operator (as Bill Troiano)
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Sara Anderson .... wardrobe mistress
Editorial Department
Roy V. Livingston .... supervising editor
Holbrook N. Todd .... associate editor
Music Department
Audie Ashworth .... music supervisor: country music
Dean Elliott .... musical director
Ed. Norton .... music editor (as Edward Norton)
Other crew
Joyce King .... script supervisor

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"Country Music, U.S.A." - USA (video title)
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90 min
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7 out of 9 people found the following review useful.
Hee Haw Goes West, 29 July 2002
Author: claudiacasswell

Las Vegas Hillbillys is a low-budget B-minus movie in all respects. Of importance to film buffs is the fact that Jayne Mansfield and Mamie Van Doren, two rival big blonde bombshells, both star in this movie. Reportedly, the gals disliked each other so much that scenes in which they were both to appear together were shot with doubles so that they would not have to meet on the set.

The plot, if one could call it that, centers around a country-western singer (Ferlin Husky) from Tennessee who inherits a run-down Las Vegas nightclub. Mamie plays Boots Malone, the club manager and Jayne plays Tawny Downs, a Las Vegas entertainer and the dead uncle's "protege", a term used in 1950's movies for a mistress.

My sole intent in watching this battle-of-the-bosoms was to judge for myself, in head-to-head competition, which of the two blonde bombshells was 1.) the better actress, and 2.) the sexier on screen. My task was complicated by the fact that neither of the goddesses were showcased in particularly steamy roles, despite their reputations as among the hottest female stars of their era.

The results of my admittedly unscientific experiment: Jayne sweeps both categories. She wins the better actress category largely by default because Ms Van Doren is so horribly, horribly bad in this film. And in the sex appeal category, Jayne wins by a narrower margin not because of greater attributes, but rather because she simply struts her stuff more effectively. Even us gals who are not blessed with movie star quality looks can learn a lot from Jayne.

A word of warning - I bought this cheapo video as part of a two-pack set of Mamie Van Doren films distributed by Entertainment Programs International (EPI) in Marina Del Ray, California. The video quality was so poor as to almost make the movie unwatchable. They even misspell the film title on the box, which gives you an idea of their dedication to producing a quality product. You get what you pay for.

Claudia's Bottom Line: Painful to watch, but worth it if you care to catch a glimpse of two of Hollywood's biggest sex symbols of the 1950's and 1960's.

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