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?
Rex O'Herlihan's wardrobe consisted of ten big hats, a dozen pairs of silver-tipped shoes and 14 designer cowboy suits. 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
[Music score begins to play. Rex speaks to his horse
Root's beginnin' to work.
[a cowboy chorus joins in
Yeah, it's definitely kickin' in now.
Referenced in Amazing Stories: Fine Tuning
I Break Horses, Not Hearts
Written by Steve Dorff
, Milton Brown
and Nancy Masters
Produced by Steve Dorff
Performed by Charlie McCoy See more