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Harlem on the Prairie (1937)

Approved | | Action, Comedy, Drama | 9 December 1937 (USA)
A cowboy helps a pretty young woman find lost gold.

Director:

Sam Newfield

Writers:

Fred Myton (original screenplay), F.E. Miller (additional dialogue)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Herb Jeffries ... Jeff Kincaid (as Herbert Jeffries)
F.E. Miller F.E. Miller ... Crawfish
Mantan Moreland ... Mistletoe
Consuelo Harris Consuelo Harris ... Carolina Clayburn (as Connie Harris)
Maceo Bruce Sheffield ... Wolf Cain (as Maceo B. Sheffield)
Spencer Williams ... Doc Clayburn (as Spencer Williams Jr.)
George Randol George Randol ... Sheriff (as George Randall)
Nathan Curry Nathan Curry ... Bart
Edward Brandon Edward Brandon ... Pete
James Davis James Davis ... Henchman
The Four Tones The Four Tones ... The Four Tones Quartet
Lucius Brooks Lucius Brooks ... Singer (as The Four Tones)
Rudolph Hunter Rudolph Hunter ... Singer (as The Four Tones)
Leon Buck Leon Buck ... Singer (as The Four Tones)
Ira Hardin Ira Hardin ... Singer (as The Four Tones)
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A cowboy helps a pretty young woman find lost gold.

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Taglines:

FIRST TIME IN LUBBOCK (print ad - Lubbock Morning Avalanche - Cactus Theatre - Lubbock, Texas - May 31, 1938 - all caps) See more »


Certificate:

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Connections

Referenced in Golden Saddles, Silver Spurs (2000) See more »

Soundtracks

Albuquerque
Written by Don Swander and June Hershey
Sung by Herb Jeffries
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Mantan Moreland & Herb Jeffries
5 May 2002 | by hhbooker2See all my reviews

Greetings & Salutations! Who can ever forget the 6'7" African-American cowboy actor and singer, Herb Jeffries alongside 5'2" actor and comedian, Mantan Moreland who plays a cook in "Harlem Rides the Range," "Harlem On the Prairie," "The Bronze Buckeroo," and "Two Gun Man from Harlem," along with Spencer Williams, Junior? Herb knew that there needed to be black heroes for African-American youth as it was a fact historically that there were many black cowboys in the old American West, so he created a cowboy character in the mold of Gene Autrey, Roy Rogers, Hoot Gibson, Ken Maynard, Spade Cooley, and others. While Herb made four all-black cast and directed movies, Mantan was in "Frontier Scout" (1938), "Viva Cisco Kid" (1940), "Drums of the Desert" (1940), "Mystery of the Riverboat" (1944), and many others. Both Herb and Mantan deserve stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame!


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

9 December 1937 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Bad Man of Harlem See more »

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Budget:

$5,600 (estimated)
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Associated Features See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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