Rhythm on the Range (1936)





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Bing Crosby's only western (outside of the 1966 version of Stagecoach), Rhythm on the Range stars Crosby 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 Crosby'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!
Comedy , Musical & Performing Arts , Western , Romance
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Paramount Pictures


Bing Crosby
as Jeff Larabee
Frances Farmer
as Doris Halliday
Bob Burns
as Buck Eaton
Martha Raye
as Emma Mazda
Samuel S. Hinds
as Robert Halliday
Lucille Gleason
as Penelope Ryland
Warren Hymer
as Big Brain
James Burke
as Wabash
Martha Sleeper
as Constance
Clem Bevans
as Gila Bend
Beau Baldwin
as Cuddles
Dennis O'Keefe
as Heckler
Duke York
as Officer
James Blaine
as Conductor
Herbert Ashley
as Brakeman
Jim Toney
as Oil Station Proprietor
Sam McDaniel
as Porter
Harry C. Bradley
as Minister
Charles Arnt
as Steward
Oscar Smith
as Waiter
Bob McKenzie
as Farmer
Frank Dawson
as Butler
Otto Yamaoka
as Chinese Houseboy
Irving Bacon
as Announcer
Eddy Waller
as Field Judge
Louis Prima
as Trumpet Player (uncredited)
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Typical 1930s plot (runaway heiress, played by Frances Farmer) tied to some good music (Bing Crosby singing "I'm an Old Cowhand") and comedy (Martha Raye, who sings Mr. Paganini").

Michael Troudt
Michael Troudt

I don't know about you, but I had a hard time believing Crosby could be a cowboy, he's just not the type. This movie, and Crosby's performance are pretty silly. There are some funny scenes, but for the most part it's kinda stupid.

Aj V
Aj V

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