Mississippi Rhythm (1949)

Genres - Crime, Musical  |   Run Time - 68 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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Country western star Jimmie Davis heads the cast of the Monogram musical western Mississippi Rhythm. Teamed with perennial comedy sidekick Lee "Lasses" White, Jimmie (playing himself) rides into a small unincorporated community where the citizens are being victimized by crooked land developers. Our hero saves the day when he encourages the locals to incorporate, elect honest leaders and expunge the villains. Jimmie Davis' real-life political savvy would later serve him well when he became Governor of Louisiana. Mississippi Rhythm contains 12 songs, all written by Davis, including his signature tune "You Are My Sunshine."

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inheritance, political-corruption, songwriter