During world-war-two, Arizona cattle-ranch owner Steve Bradley (Charles Starrett) and his pal Spud Harrigan (Guinn 'Big Boy' Williams) join the army and are assigned to a camp near his ranch. He makes his cousin Tex Coulter (Tex Ritter) the ranch foreman. On his first furlough he returns to the ranch and, much to his dismay, finds that due.to the wartime man-power shortage, that all of his cowboys have been replaced by cowgirls. He is assigned to help build the morale of the soldiers and decides to open a canteen where the soldiers can go for coffee-and-doughnuts, and be entertained by local talent. Local talent consists of the MIlls Brothers, Jimmy Wakely and his Saddle Pals, Roy Acuff and his Smoky Mountain Boys and Girls and ventriloquist Professor Merlin (Max Terhune) ans his wooden dummy Elmer Sneezeweed (Elmer). He also has a fistfight with cousin Tex over the affections of Connie Gray (Jane Frazee.)
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THE GAYEST MUSICAL TO COME OUT OF THE WEST (original print ad-all caps)
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Did You Know?
On September 1st, 1943, columnist Sheila Graham
announced the casting of Shirley Ross
, marking Ross' first film appearance in over two years. Less than two weeks later, Ross was forced to withdraw due to illness; she was replaced by Jane Frazee
. It was another two years before Ross' next and final film role. See more
Vera, what are you gonna do tonight?
Nothing, you dear boy. I'll meet you right after the show.
No, no, you don't get me. I mean, uh, what's your specialty?
Men - eighteen to forty-five, and no dependents.
What I'm tryin' to ask is, are you gonna sing, or dance, or can you tell a joke?
Certainly. I recognized you the moment you came out!
Wait For the Light To Shine
Written by Fred Rose
Performed by Roy Acuff and His Smoky Mountain Boys and Girls See more