While the audience watches a black and white horse opera, a narrator's voice wonders what such a movie would be like today. Rex O'Herlihan, The Singing Cowboy, finds himself in color and ...
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While the audience watches a black and white horse opera, a narrator's voice wonders what such a movie would be like today. Rex O'Herlihan, The Singing Cowboy, finds himself in color and enters a cliché-ridden town, in which the evil cattle baron (Andy Griffith) and the new Italian cowboys (who always wear raincoats no matter how hot it gets) join forces to get him and the sheep ranchers to leave the valley.Written by
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This movie features a window-boxed black-and-white opening sequence, which was a re-creation of an old western. It then segues into color with the narrator saying, "I wonder what one of these movies would look like today?" See more »
When Peter (the town drunk) shoots the hat off of Rex's head by mistake (aiming at the cigarette Rex has in his mouth), you can see the string that pulls it off. See more »
The edited-for-television release of Rustler's Rhapsody contains a scene deleted from the theatrical release. It features an exchange between Rex (with Peter in tow) and Colonel Ticonderoga in the middle of the forest just before the big shoot-out. The Colonel explains that he'll have 20 men gunning for Rex, to which Rex replies, "One hand, 20 hands, it's all the same to me." (Note that in the shoot-out, Rex claims there are too many men for him to handle because "usually 40% chicken out." 20 men minus 40% would have left 12 men, which would've been exactly enough for Rex's two fully-loaded sixguns to take out.) See more »
entertaining spoof of the western genre and its conventions
i found this movie quite entertaining,and even amusing.i didn't think it was laugh out loud funny,(i don't think it's that type of movie)but it was still a good watch.it's a send up(spoof) of the western genre).one thing it pokes fun at is the strong macho image of the good guy.if you've seen many westerns,you'll get a lot of the jokes,some of which are accurate,and some of which exaggerate things a bit,or even a great deal.i've seen quite a few westerns,but even if you haven't seen even one,you'll likely still find the movie amusing.the movie is short,at under 90 minutes,and goes by very quickly.for me,Rustler's Rhapsody is an 8/10
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