Chatterbox (1942)

Genres - Comedy  |   Sub-Genres - Showbiz Comedy  |   Run Time - 76 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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Though it ain't Noel Coward, Chatterbox is the funniest of the two Judy Canova-Joe E. Brown vehicles for Republic. Brown is hilariously cast as Rex Vane, a pompous radio cowboy star who's never been any further west than his living room. When Rex is signed to appear in a film, it becomes painfully apparent that he can neither ride nor shoot. But rambunctious Judy Boggs (Judy Canova) can do both, and it is Judy who helps guide the vain Vane through his moviemaking experiences. Rex proves himself to be a genuine hero in a slapstick finale "borrowed" from Chaplin's The Gold Rush. Naturally, both Brown and Canova are given ample opportunity to sing, as are guest performers Spade Cooley and the Mills Brothers.

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cabin, courage, cowboy, danger, dude-ranch, embarrassment, explosion, horse, mountains, public, publicity, radio, ranch, rescue, stunt