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Road to Nashville (1967)

Road to Nashville (1967)

Road to Nashville





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Doodles Weaver finally gets a break at the Hollywood studio he works for; the big boss J.B. (Richard Arlen) sends him to Nashville to round up talent for an upcoming movie about country music. The bumbling bumpkin is shown around town by singing star Connie Smith, who introduces him to some of Nashville's finest artists. Marty Robbins sings a number of tunes and shows off his race car, indulging in a few hair-raising laps at high velocity. Legendary names such as Johnny Cash, the Carter Family, Porter Wagoner, and Waylon Jennings perform some of their big hits in recording studios and on television stages. Unfortunately, Weaver has so much fun watching the rehearsals that he neglects to get the contracts signed, which causes J.B. to repeatedly blow his stack. Other notable country & western stars who appear include Hank Snow, the Stoneman Family, Webb Pierce, Kitty Wells, Faron Young, Lefty Frizzell, Dottie West, the Osbourne Brothers, and Bill Anderson.more
Rating: Unrated
Genre: Musical & Performing Arts
Directed By: ,
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On DVD: Dec 5, 2000

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I'm not exactly a fan of country music, but I will concede that I actually liked this bizarre mess of a film. The film is mostly a compilation of songs (A whopping 38 in total) with only a thin string of a plot that just serves as an excuse to allow these performances to occur. While the film is a bit overlong and a bit excessive at times, it's a pleasant film for the most part with a decent selection of songs. If you enjoy country music of yesteryear, this film might give you something to watch, but this definitely isn't for everyone. Though I'm not a fan of country music, I found this to be a pleasant surprise.

ONLY for country music fans of the 50s, if you have a sense of humor and nostalgia for an America past.....GET THIS DISC, Y'all!! Definately NOT recommended for film critics and trendies, but for anyone else, a religious? experience.

Marty Robbins produced this turkey, so we get to see his face in much of the film.

An acting bomb, Doodles Weaver and others are the worst. They are all non-actors of course, so I guess we ought to cut this some slack. But anyway, see it at your absolute peril. Available in inglorious color and it's entire mayhem....

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This whole thing is how NOT to make a movie. But the acts are too country retro for words. Thank God for the outlaw acts like Waylon Jennings, Willie Nelson that saved us from the likes of this. On the other hand, maybe not.

BTW, the 60% rating is NOT a judgement of the talent in the film. It is all about the quality of the making of the film. I had to allow some slack for the era this film was made, so it made a fresh by the narrowist of margins.

Comments one viewer:

"starts off corny. if you like country folks and music, i guess this is your kind of movie. actors suck."

Acts/actors(?) include:

Richard Arlen ... Studio Boss
Norma Jean Beasler ... Herself (as Pretty Miss Norma Jean)
Buck ... Himself
Anita Carter ... Herself
June Carter Cash ... Herself
Helen Carter ... Herself
Mother Maybelle Carter ... Herself

Johnny Cash ... Himself
Ralph Emery ... Himself
Lefty Frizzell ... Himself
Quinine Gumstump ... Himself
Roni Stoneman Hemrick ... Herself
Waylon Jennings ... Himself
Bobby Osborne ... Himself
Sonny Osborne ... Himself
Bill Phillips ... Himself
Webb Pierce ... Himself
Margie Singleton ... Herself (singer)
Connie Smith ... Herself
Hank Snow ... Himself
Donna Stoneman ... Herself
The Stoneman Family ... Themselves
Bobby Sykes ... Himself
Porter Wagoner ... Himself
Doodles Weaver ... Colonel Feetlebaum
Kitty Wells ... Herself (singer)
Dottie West ... Herself (singer)
Don Winters ... Himself
Johnny Wright ... Himself
Ruby Wright ... Herself
Faron Young ... Himself
Speck Rhodes ... Himself (uncredited)

Produced by
Robert Patrick .... producer
Marty Robbins .... associate producer

Cinematography by
Leif Rise
Vilmos Zsigmond (as William Zsigmund)

Film Editing by
Michael David

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