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Rodeo Rhythm (1942)

Approved | | Action, Drama, Music | 13 March 1942 (USA)
One of the rarest, which is okay as it seldom even appears on the want lists of dedicated P.R.C. collectors (especially those who have seen it), and one of the oddest of the "... See full summary »


Fred C. Newmeyer (as Fred Neymeyer)


Leo J. McCarthy (story), Gene Tuttle (screenplay) | 1 more credit »




Credited cast:
Fred Scott ... Buck Knapp
Pat Dunn Pat Dunn ... Jim Corey
Loie Bridge ... Aunt Tillie Knapp
Patricia Redpath Patricia Redpath ... Ellen Knapp
Jack Cooper Jack Cooper ... Joe Stegge
Gloria Morris Gloria Morris ... Gloria (as Gloria Morse)
H. 'Doc' Hartley H. 'Doc' Hartley ... Sheriff Bates
Donna Jean Meinke Donna Jean Meinke ... Juanita - aka 'Small Fry' (as Roylene 'Small Fry' Smith)
Vernon Brown Vernon Brown ... Slow Burn
Landon Laird Landon Laird ... Lawyer
John Frank John Frank ... Grandpa Twitchell
Roy Knapp's Rough Riders Roy Knapp's Rough Riders ... Kid Rodeo Performers
Roy Knapp Roy Knapp ... Roy Knapp
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Constance Joan Keyes Constance Joan Keyes ... Connie - Orphan


One of the rarest, which is okay as it seldom even appears on the want lists of dedicated P.R.C. collectors (especially those who have seen it), and one of the oddest of the "who-let-this-out" films. Filmed on location in the Kansas City area, with only B-western star Fred Scott and actress Loie Bridge the only two in the cast who had ever been in a film (and Scott had none after this), and the only other Hollywood connections were director Fred C. Newmeyer, who hadn't had a directing job since 1937 and who chose to be billed as Fred Neymeyer here; cameraman Edward A. Kull, billed as Eddie Kull and editor George Halligan, who may have assumed it wouldn't be seen by anybody and kept his own name on the credits. At this period in time, actress Loie Bridge was a Kansas City residence herself. Sister of actor Alan Bridge, the pair had their start in Kansas City co-managing a stock company at the Empress Theatre, before brother Al headed for Minneapolis and, later, the bright lights of ... Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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HERE THEY COME! First Time on the Screen- Roy Knapp's JUVENILE ROUGH RIDERS - World's Greatest "Kid" Rodeo Stars! See more »


Action | Drama | Music | Western


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Featuring Roy Knapp's Rough Riders
30 March 2012 | by bkoganbingSee all my reviews

Other than the juvenile western act of Roy Knapp's Rough Riders which was a troupe of young trick riders, there's not a whole lot to recommend Rodeo Rhythm. It was shot in the Kansas City area on a more anemic budget than usual from Producer's Releasing Corporation and featured apparently a whole lot of local talent in the cast who look pretty uneasy before the camera.

Three people in the cast had other film credits besides this one. They include Fred Scott former opera baritone turned singing cowboy hero, Loie Bridge playing his sister who runs an orphanage which is populated by the young trick riders and John Frank who plays the mean old skinflint who wants to shut them down.

To keep the wolf away the kids fall back on the old Mickey Rooney/ Judy Garland gambit of let's put on a rodeo. Most of the last quarter of the film is devoted to said rodeo.

One thing I will say, the kids are real kids and not Hollywood kids and their lack of guile in their performances is appealing. But it's not enough to lift the film out of terminal mediocrity.

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13 March 1942 (USA) See more »

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Kansas City, Missouri, USA

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