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 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
[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
I Break Horses, Not Hearts
Written by Steve Dorff
, Milton Brown
and Nancy Masters
Produced by Steve Dorff
Performed by Charlie McCoy See more