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Hollywood Barn Dance (1947)

Approved | | Musical, Western | 21 June 1947 (USA)
Based on and built around the west coast radio program, "The Hollywood Barn Dance", although no members of the 1947 cast of the program are in the film, but the better-known (on a national ... See full summary »

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(as B.B. Ray)

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(original story) (as B.B. Ray), (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

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Lori Talbott ...
Helen
The Texas Troubadours ...
The Texas Troubadours
Helen Boyce ...
Esmeralda 'Ezzy' Perkins
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Francis D. Cartwright
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Pa (Hiram) Tubb (as Frank McGlynn)
Phil Arnold ...
Toppit
Larry Reed ...
Pete Dixon (as Larry Reid)
Red Herron ...
Red Herron
Ann Kunde ...
Ma Tubb (as Ann Knudi)
Betty Mudge ...
Ma Perkins
Jack Guthrie ...
Jack Guthrie - Singer
Dorothy Swan ...
Dot
Lewis Swan ...
Smoky
Sam Wolfe ...
Harmonica Player
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Based on and built around the west coast radio program, "The Hollywood Barn Dance", although no members of the 1947 cast of the program are in the film, but the better-known (on a national scale) Ernest Tubb and His Texas Troubadors, Jack Guthrie and Jimmy and Leon Short more than make up for that. The slight plot, around 18 songs, begins with Tubb and his band searching for $2000 needed to rebuild their town chuch after it burned down while they were rehearsing in it. Hollywood, here they come. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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A HARVEST OF HI-JINKS! (original print ad-all caps) See more »

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Musical | Western

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Approved
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21 June 1947 (USA)  »

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1.37 : 1
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Pleasant Little Diversion
8 March 2012 | by (Claremont,USA) – See all my reviews

I tuned in mainly out of curiosity about how country music was being portrayed after the war. I can't speak to the music's authenticity, but the tunes were generally entertaining for a layman like me. The plot's a standard one of talented folks rising to musical stardom, plus a good glimpse of early Las Vegas, along the way. As a non-actor Tubbs does pretty well in that department, but much better as the lead singer. Most of the dialog, however, is carried by familiar face Earle Hodgins as the band's fast-talking promoter. There's the inevitable comedy relief (Boyce) and a couple of novelty acts between band numbers,(and catch that shapely rope twirler!), but nothing special. All in all, the movie's a pleasant little diversion despite being a cheaply mounted independent production.


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