Rhythm on the Range

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Rhythm on the Range ★★½ 1936

Crosby stars as a singing cowboy who befriends freight car stowaway Farmer while transporting his prize steer back to his ranch in California. He invites her to his domicile and she falls in love with life on the range and with the rancher himself. Filled with lots of musical numbers, including an appearance from the Sons of the Pioneers featuring Roy Rogers. Comedy from Burns and Raye, who makes her feature film debut here, is as entertaining as always. Remade by Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis in 1956 as “Pardners.” ♫I'm an Old Cowhand; Empty Saddles; I Can't Escape From You; The House That Jack Built for Jill; If You Can't Sing It You'll Have to Swing It; Roundup Lullaby; Drink It Down; Memories; Hang Up My Saddle. 88m/B VHS, DVD . Bing Crosby, Frances Farmer, Bob Burns, Martha Raye, Samuel S. Hinds, Warren Hymer, Lucile Watson; D: Norman Taurog; W: John Moffitt, Sidney Salkow, Walter DeLeon, Francis Martin; C: Karl Struss.