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 great big western hero. To a lawless land he brought truth, justice, some fancy riding and 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
When Rex rescues the "Cattle Barons Daughter" from being dragged around by her horse, his gun belt starts falling off as he is running over to her. You can see it down by his knees. See more
For some reason, the bad guy was always a Colonel who had a beautiful daughter and about a thousand head of cattle which you would hear but never see.
Referenced in Amazing Stories: Fine Tuning
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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