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Singing Cowgirl
     

The Singing Cowgirl

Director: Samuel Diegge, Dorothy Page, Dave "Tex" O'Brien, Vince Barnett

Cast: Samuel Diegge, Dorothy Page, Dave "Tex" O'Brien, Vince Barnett

 
In her final of three "singing cowgirl" Westerns for low-budget Grand National, Dorothy Page learns that her neighbors, the Harkinses, have been murdered. Only young Billy Harkins (Dix Davis) was spared in the massacre and soon a bandit also takes a shot at poor Billy. Hooking up with handsome drifter Dick Williams Dave O'Brien and Billy's uncle Rex (Paul Barrett),

Overview

In her final of three "singing cowgirl" Westerns for low-budget Grand National, Dorothy Page learns that her neighbors, the Harkinses, have been murdered. Only young Billy Harkins (Dix Davis) was spared in the massacre and soon a bandit also takes a shot at poor Billy. Hooking up with handsome drifter Dick Williams Dave O'Brien and Billy's uncle Rex (Paul Barrett), Dorothy discovers that the killings were ordered by crooked attorney Joe Tolen (Stanley Price), who is after his neighbors' gold-rich land. Held hostage by a desperate Gunhand Garrick (Warner P. Richmond) -- Tolen's chief lieutenant -- Billy, Rex, and Tolen's innocent niece Nora (Dorothy Short) are saved in the nick of time by Dorothy and Dick, who have discovered that they are in love.

Editorial Reviews

All Movie Guide - Hans J. Wollstein
By 1939, the struggling Grand National attempted to survive on a rather restricted diet of Tex Ritter Westerns and the novelty of the "singing cowgirl" oaters. The aptly titled The Singing Cowgirl is probably the best of the three Dorothy Page Westerns and includes a touching scene where Dorothy, Dave O'Brien, and little Dix Davis -- who also played Si Crowell in Our Town (1940) -- bury the latter's parents to the strains of the sentimental "Prairie Boy" by Al Sherman, Walter Kent, and Milton Drake. Page also warbled Sherman, Kent and Drake's "I Gotta Sing" and "Let's Round Up Our Dreams" -- the latter twice. An idea whose time never came, the singing cowgirl was doomed to fail. The audience for this sort of thing, children, barely tolerated the standard B-Western leading lady, much less a singing girl star who needed the aid of a male partner for the inevitable fisticuffs. But seen with modern eyes, Page certainly didn't embarrass herself and her three Westerns are no worse than the average B-Western of 1939.

Product Details

Release Date:
10/27/2009
UPC:
0089218592699
Original Release:
1939
Rating:
NR
Source:
Alpha Video
Presentation:
[B&W]
Time:
0:56:00
Sales rank:
67,019

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Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Dorothy Page Dorothy Hendrick
Dave "Tex" O'Brien Dick Williams
Vince Barnett Kewpie
Dix Davis Billy Harkins
Stanley Price John Tolen
Warner P. Richmond "Gunhand" Garrick
Dorothy Short Nora Pryde
Paul Barrett Rex Harkins
Lloyd Ingraham Dr. Slocum
Ethan Allen Sheriff Teasley
Eddie Gordon "Trigger" Wilkins
Merrill McCormick Deputy Sheriff
Edward Peil Tom Harkins

Technical Credits
Samuel Diegge Director
Milton Drake Songwriter
George A. Hirliman Producer
Arthur Hoerl Screenwriter
Walter Kent Songwriter
Don Lieberman Producer
Al Sherman Songwriter
Mack Stengler Cinematographer
Guy V. Thayer Editor

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Singing Cowgirl
2. Chapter 1 [8:43]
3. Chapter 2 [10:13]
4. Chapter 3 [8:10]
5. Chapter 4 [9:24]
6. Chapter 5 [10:06]
7. Chapter 6 [8:35]

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