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Hollywood Barn Dance (1947)

Approved | | Musical, Western | 21 June 1947 (USA)
Based on and built around the west coast radio program, "The Hollywood Barn Dance", although no members of the 1947 cast of the program are in the film, but the better-known (on a national ... See full summary »

Director:

Bernard B. Ray (as B.B. Ray)

Writers:

Bernard B. Ray (original story) (as B.B. Ray), Dorothea Knox Martin (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Ernest Tubb ... Ernest Tubb
Lori Talbott Lori Talbott ... Helen
The Texas Troubadours The Texas Troubadours ... The Texas Troubadours
Helen Boyce Helen Boyce ... Esmeralda 'Ezzy' Perkins
Earle Hodgins ... Francis D. Cartwright
Frank McGlynn Sr. ... Pa (Hiram) Tubb (as Frank McGlynn)
Phil Arnold ... Toppit
Larry Reed Larry Reed ... Pete Dixon (as Larry Reid)
Red Herron Red Herron ... Red Herron
Ann Kunde Ann Kunde ... Ma Tubb (as Ann Knudi)
Betty Mudge Betty Mudge ... Ma Perkins
Jack Guthrie Jack Guthrie ... Jack Guthrie - Singer
Dorothy Swan Dorothy Swan ... Dot
Lewis Swan Lewis Swan ... Smoky
Sam Wolfe ... Harmonica Player
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Based on and built around the west coast radio program, "The Hollywood Barn Dance", although no members of the 1947 cast of the program are in the film, but the better-known (on a national scale) Ernest Tubb and His Texas Troubadors, Jack Guthrie and Jimmy and Leon Short more than make up for that. The slight plot, around 18 songs, begins with Tubb and his band searching for $2000 needed to rebuild their town chuch after it burned down while they were rehearsing in it. Hollywood, here they come. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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A HARVEST OF HI-JINKS! (original print ad-all caps) See more »

Genres:

Musical | Western

Certificate:

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Pleasant Little Diversion
8 March 2012 | by dougdoepkeSee all my reviews

I tuned in mainly out of curiosity about how country music was being portrayed after the war. I can't speak to the music's authenticity, but the tunes were generally entertaining for a layman like me. The plot's a standard one of talented folks rising to musical stardom, plus a good glimpse of early Las Vegas, along the way. As a non-actor Tubbs does pretty well in that department, but much better as the lead singer. Most of the dialog, however, is carried by familiar face Earle Hodgins as the band's fast-talking promoter. There's the inevitable comedy relief (Boyce) and a couple of novelty acts between band numbers,(and catch that shapely rope twirler!), but nothing special. All in all, the movie's a pleasant little diversion despite being a cheaply mounted independent production.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 June 1947 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

O Esconderijo do Tarado See more »

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Mono (RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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