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Smoky Mountain Melody (1948)

Range minstrel Roy Acuff takes over the county-wide Corby Ranch which, under the terms of the owner's will, must be operated by Roy for ninety days, and at the end of that time, family ... See full summary »

Director:

Ray Nazarro

Writer:

Barry Shipman
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Roy Acuff ... Roy Acuff
Guinn 'Big Boy' Williams ... Saddle Grease Williams
Russell Arms ... Bruce 'Kid' Corby
Sybil Merritt Sybil Merritt ... Mary Files
Tommy Ivo ... Tommy Durkin
Jason Robards Sr. ... Josh Corby (as Jason Robards)
Harry Cheshire ... Doc Moffitt (as Harry V. 'Pappy' Cheshire)
Fred F. Sears ... Mr. Crump
Trevor Bardette ... Uncle McCorkle
Tommy Magness Tommy Magness ... Musician
Jock Mahoney ... Buckeye
Lonnie Wilson Lonnie Wilson ... Musician
John Elliott ... Englesby
Ralph Littlefield Ralph Littlefield ... Masters
Sam Flint ... Brandon
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Range minstrel Roy Acuff takes over the county-wide Corby Ranch which, under the terms of the owner's will, must be operated by Roy for ninety days, and at the end of that time, family friend Doc Moffit, must decide whether to turn over the ranch to Roy or the rough Corby boys, Roy's cousins Bruce "Kid" Corby and Joab. Corby foreman "Saddle Grease" tries to run Roy off the place, but eases off when Roy saves his life during a wild drive with a truck full of dynamite. Roy opens the range to migratory workers, discovers new water wells, tears down electric fences, cures ailing cattle, plays his fiddle, and treats the neighbors and kids with barbecues and and barn dances, where he plays his fiddle some more. Kid Corby gives Roy a beating, but is so ashamed of himself that he helps Roy from then on. Joab, working with a crooked lawyer, rigs a scheme to destroy Roy's reputation. The frame-up fails, but Roy returns the ranch to the now-reformed brothers and takes to the road again with his ... Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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Hot-Off-the-Griddle ACTION! Sweet-off-the-Fiddle SONGS! See more »

Genres:

Music | Western

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

16 December 1948 (USA) See more »

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Columbia Pictures See more »
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Mono

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1.37 : 1
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Soundtracks

Party Time on the Prairie
Written by Robert Bilder
Performed by Roy Acuff and His Smoky Mountain Boys and Carolina Cotton
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The greatest ever Peter Kirby flick
17 April 2001 | by peter.kirbySee all my reviews

What can you say about the main man Peter Kirby. This film highlights all that is good about his acting. His dashing good looks, his dazzling charm, his speedy with and most of all his overwhelming charisma. Watch this film, it's ace.

Good luck to Mr Kirby in future ventures.


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