Moonlight on the Range (1937)

Genres - Action, Musical, Western  |   Run Time - 62 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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The Fred Scott musical westerns were high in audience appeal, but invariably handicapped with syrupy titles like Moonlight on the Range. On this occasion, our hero is suspected of being an outlaw, but the real culprit is his look-alike half-brother (Scott plays both roles). At first hoping to wreak vengeance on his crooked sibling. Scott relents at the end, bringing brother dear in unharmed in hopes of reforming the boy. The film's highlight is a fierce gun battle between hero and villain, with director Sam Newfield doing an excellent job differentiating the two brothers. In the course of events, Fred Scott sings four songs, several of them for the benefit of leading lady Lois January.

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twins, bad-guy, brother, chase, courage, cowboy, criminal, evil, good-guy, half-brother, innocence, lookalike, mistaken-identity, outlaw [Western], range, rival, sidekick, tracking [following], villain, weapons