While the audience watches a black and white horse opera, a narrator's voice wonders what such a movie would be like today. Rex O'Herlihan, The Singing Cowboy, finds himself in color and enters a cliché-ridden town, in which the evil cattle baron (Andy Griffith) and the new Italian cowboys (who always wear raincoats no matter how hot it gets) join forces to get him and the sheep ranchers to leave the valley. Written by
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Rex O'Herlihan. The singing cowboy. To a lawless land he brought truth, justice, fancy riding and some wonderful outfits.
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The picture features a window-boxed black-and-white opening sequence, which was a recreation of an old western. It then segues into color with the narrator saying, "I wonder what one of these movies would look like today?" See more
When the train is stopped, and Rex shoots back at the three men with the rifles, you can see the string that pulls off Jim's hat in the background.
You can also see the person behind him pulling it off. See more
This is 1884. You've gotta date and date and date and date and sometimes marry 'em even before... you know...
Now, wait a minute. Are you tellin' me you've never...?
My god, Rex. You ARE a good guy.
Last Of The Silver Screen Cowboys
Written by Steve Dorff
, Milton Brown
and Snuff Garrett
Produced by Snuff Garrett
Performed by Rex Allen Jr.
(as Rex Allen, Jr.)
Courtesy of Warner Bros. Records Inc.
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