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The Cowboy and the Girl (1928)

The scene is a parlor out West, with Ray Mayer sitting at the piano in is cowboy duds - hat, scarf, and chaps. He plays a little barrel-house music and then introduces Edith Evans, who ... See full summary »
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Complete credited cast:
Ray Mayer ...
Himself - Pianist and Singer
Edith Evans ...
Herself - Singer
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The scene is a parlor out West, with Ray Mayer sitting at the piano in is cowboy duds - hat, scarf, and chaps. He plays a little barrel-house music and then introduces Edith Evans, who enters wearing fur. She sings - her voice a light-opera soprano - while Mayer plays. After singing one song, she leaves the stage to Mayer, who does another comic song, this one with lyrics. Evans returns, having changed costumes, and sings "Sing me a little baby song," with Mayer's sometimes comic accompaniment. The set ends. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Short | Comedy | Music

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TV-G
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21 April 1928 (USA)  »

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Ray Mayer and Edith Evans in The Cowboy and His Girl  »

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(Vitaphone)

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1.37 : 1
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The Cowboy: [At the piano] We are going to have the number I just played sung by little Miss Edith Evans. Miss Evans is very well known, in that she has been associated with most of the leading grand opera companies. In fact, she would be with the Metropolitan Opera Company this season, if they hadn't decided not to use lady ushers.
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Sing Me a Baby Song
(1927) (uncredited)
Music by Walter Donaldson
Lyrics by Gus Kahn
Sung by Edith Evans with Ray Mayer on piano
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10 September 2012 | by (Louisville, KY) – See all my reviews

The Cowboy and the Girl (1928)

** 1/2 (out of 4)

The cowboy is Ray Mayer and the girl is his wife Edith Evans and they star in this early talkie from Vitaphone/Warner. Basically Mayer sits at the piano and does a couple songs and every so often calls his wife to do a couple more. It's doubtful teenagers or the MTV crowd are going to be interested in these early musical numbers but I think film buffs should find them entertaining. When one watches a lot of these early Vitaphone shorts you never really know what to expect because the studio was pretty much putting anyone in front of the camera. Sometimes you got something special and other times you were given very poor acts. Mayer and Evans are somewhere in the middle. While none of the songs were all that memorable, I found both performers to be quite charming together and they were certainly entertaining enough to make it easy to sit through the film. On a visual level not too much happens as the camera pretty much just stands still and captures everything. The sound quality is actually quite good here and ranks better than some of the other films from this era.


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