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Rhythm on the Range

 

Paramount Productions

Release Date: 1936 07 31

Running time: 87 minutes

Key book (production) number: 1615

Director: Norman Taurog

 

Introduction: Unless you are a Bing Crosby or a Louis Prima fan, this is an unremarkable musical. It does, however, mean the second A-Feature Film the Pioneers appeared in. With the exception of a close-up when they introduce "I'm an Old Cowhand", the Sons of the Pioneers can be seen tucked away in the background .

 

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This movie is available on DVD.


Credits

 


Cast:

Bing Crosby as Jeff Larabee

Frances Farmer as Doris Halliday

Bob Burns as Buck

Martha Raye as Emma Mazda

Samuel S Hinds as Robert Halliday

Warren Hymer as Big Brain

Lucile Gleason as Penelope Ryland

George E. Stone as Shorty

James Burke as Wabash

Martha Sleeper as Constance

Clem Bevans as Gila Bend

Leonid Kiskey as Mischa

Hank Bell as an uncredited rodeo cowboy

The Sons of the Pioneers


Songs:

1. Wing Ding (instrumental & yodeling) (Hugh & Karl Farr)

2. One More Ride (Bob Nolan)

3. I'm an Old Cowhand (Johnny Mercer)(entire)

    I'm an Old Cowhand (just the Sons of the Pioneers' part)

4. Empty Saddles (Billy Hill)

5. Roundup Lullaby

6. I Can't Escape from You

7. Mr. Paganini

8. Love in Bloom

9. Drink it Down


Plot:  Bing Crosby's only western (outside of the 1966 version of Stagecoach), Rhythm on the Range stars Bing as a casual cowpoke on his way back to the Wide Open Spaces after an eastern visit. He meets a young train stowaway (Frances Farmer), whom he regards as a hoydenish vagabond until learning that she's the owner of the ranch where he works. Farmer resists Bing's charms until he rescues her from a gang of rustlers. Among the supporting cast is Mischa Auer, Bob "Bazooka" Burns, and, in her film debut, 19-year-old Martha Raye. The film also introduces the song hit "I'm an Old Cowhand," which is sung at one point or another by everyone in the cast, including Russian-born Mischa Auer. Rhythm on the Range was remade in 1956 as Pardners, with a few minor alterations--notably the casting of Jerry Lewis in the Frances Farmer role!

 

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