Country Boy (1966)

Genres - Comedy, Musical  |   Run Time - 84 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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In this tuneful country-western comedy, a talent scout discovers a potential star when he overhears a gas pump jockey singing in a rural filling station. The young attendant is eager to go to Nashville, but unfortunately, he is petrified on stage. Later an agent signs him on and decides to help him out by dressing him up as Abe Lincoln and getting him to sing rock & roll. The audience is totally offended and the US President personally requests a meeting with the boy's father to try and persuade the lad to give up his sacrilegious act.The father does just that right in front of a New York audience during the taping of a television show. Chastened, the son sings a pro-America song and receives rave reviews. After that he returns to the gas station to resume his country living. Songs include: "Country Boy," "Cry, Cry Lily," "A Little Hunk of America," "Somewhere," "First Kiss," "She Passed My Way," "Draggin' the River," "Baby, They're Playing Our Song," "Fifteen Cents' Worth of Pinto Beans," and ""Cindy.""

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stars [celebrities], boy, country-boy, father, songwriter