The Lonesome Trail (1945)

Genres - Western  |   Sub-Genres - Musical Western  |   Run Time - 57 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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As was often the case, singing-cowboy star Jimmy Wakely wrote the title song to The Lonesome Trail, in which he also warbled On the Strings of My Lonesome Guitar (co-written with Smiley Burnette), Goodbye, Good Luck, My Darlin' (co-written with producer-director Oliver Drake), and his take on the traditional Buffalo Gals (Won't You Come Out Tonight?). If that wasn't enough, comic sidekick Lee "Lasses" White performed his own Mine, All Mine and gospel singer Arthur Smith and The Sunshine Girls joined in a chorus of When You See a Minstrel Show. With all that warbling going on, it's a wonder that screenwriter Louise Rousseau found enough time to squeeze in a standard Western plot about a couple of ranchers (Wakely and John James) attempting to stop a crooked businessman (Zon Murray) from selling worthless stock in Cherokee, a ghost town inhabited only by "Lasses" White.

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bad-guy, business, con/scam, cowboy, gold-rush, good-guy, owner, rumors