O, My Darling Clementine (1943)

Genres - Musical, Romance  |   Run Time - 70 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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Country-western star Roy Acuff is top-billed in the Republic musical comedy O, My Darling Clementine. The story concerns a band of ragtag musicians, headed by Acuff, who blow into a hoity-toity town where the "right people" look down on pickin' and grinnin'. The town's social arbiter is Mrs. Uppington, a character that orignated on radio's Fibber McGee and Molly and is here portrayed by the original "Uppy", Isabel Randolph. Manager Frank Albertson struggles manfully to get Acuff's band booked into a classy hotel, and along the way romances the title character, played by Lorna Gray. Also on hand is a decidedly pre-Beverly Hillbillies Irene Ryan, who passes herself off as a middle-eastern princess. As thin as gossamer, O, My Darling Clementine will appeal most to C&W buffs.

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band [music group], behind-the-scenes, music, on-the-road