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The Royal Rodeo (1939)

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A young monarch, bored with responsibility and craving excitement, invites a traveling rodeo show to perform at his palace.

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Cast

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Bill Stevens
Lucile Fairbanks ...
Marianne (as Lucille Fairbanks)
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Shorty
Scotty Beckett ...
The King
Boyd Irwin ...
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In the small European country of Avania, the King, who is only a child, is more interested in the arriving American cowboy show led by Bill Stevens than he is about affairs of the state. After meeting Bill, the King requests that a rodeo be held at the castle. The two begin a friendship based on Bill seeing in the King what he himself was like when he was a child. When the Regent of Avania abducts the King and his governess Marianne in an elaborate and widespread conspiracy to overthrow the King, Stevens puts on a real live wild west show to save the pair and maintain the monarchy as it should be. In doing so, Bill also hopes to demonstrate a wider perspective of life the American way. Written by Huggo

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king | show | cowboy | american | rodeo | See more »


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25 November 1939 (USA)  »

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Vitaphone production reels #9539-9540. See more »

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[opening title card]
Title Card: Somewhere in Europe nestles the country of Avania ~ A small nation with the manner of a mighty kingdom.
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Featured in Movieland Magic (1946) See more »

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Yankee Doodle
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Audacious kitsch
30 April 2003 | by (Michigan) – See all my reviews

This amazing short, in glorious Technicolor, brings together disparate elements one would never expect to see combined, except perhaps in a surrealist play - a vaguely European royal court presided over by a chipper, 1930s American-style kid who orders a command performance of a wild west show (which just happens to be passing through the area). Add a couple of songs and some rousing American patriotism, and you have a startlingly audacious slice of kitsch. The disparate elements aren't smoothly meshed; they're strung together with a daring, in-your-face boldness. Hats off to Warner Brothers for this crazy experiment!


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