Songs and Bullets (1938)

Genres - Western  |   Sub-Genres - Musical Western  |   Run Time - 57 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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The second of the Stan Laurel-financed Fred Scott-singing Westerns, Songs and Bullets features the riding baritone as Melody Smith, a roaming cowboy falsely accused of cattle rustling by the sheriff (Charles King). Melody, who quickly establishes his innocence, is in Dry Gulch searching for the killer of his uncle, the former sheriff. The new lawman, meanwhile, is in cahoots with Harry Skelton (Karl Hackett), the town czar, who uses the commotion caused by the arrival of a new schoolmarm, Mademoiselle Dumont (Alice Ardell), to engage in a bit of larceny. Like Melody himself, Mademoiselle is not quite who she claims to be, however, and Skelton's days of ruthless rule are soon over. In between detective work, Scott sings "Lonesome Cowboy," "Prairie Moon," "Pay Day," "Arkansas," and "My Ten-Gallon Hat," all by Johnny Lange and Lew Porter. The latter also appears in the film as Lew, the piano player.

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bad-guy, cowboy, good-guy, cattle, rustler, songwriter, weapons