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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Did You Know?
got the idea for this film while working on the series he created, WKRP in Cincinnati
(1978). That show was shot on the CBS lot in Studio City, CA. Before CBS bought it, it belonged to Republic Pictures, the studio that produced hundreds of low-budget westerns, exactly like the kind being spoofed in this film. See more
After the big shoot out at the end of the film, in an overhead shot, the Railroad Colonel briefly disappears. See more
[henchmen knock on door
[in falsetto voice
Who is it?
It's a bunch of your men. Five of 'em.
[clears throat and talks in manly voice
Be right there, men.
Referenced in Amazing Stories: Fine Tuning
Lasso The Moon
Written by Steve Dorff
and Milton Brown
Produced by Jim Norman
(as Jim Ed Norman) and Steve Dorff
Performed by Gary Morris See more