Synopsis by Hal Erickson
Brad Taylor, Republic's newest leading man (after a long tenure at Columbia as "Stanley Brown"), heads the cast of the bucolic musical Sing, Neighbor, Sing. Taylor plays wolf-in-sheep's-clothing Bob Reed, who poses as an elderly English psychologist in order to fleece the populace of a backwoods community and woo the pretty young ladies. When the genuine psychologist (Charles Irwin), shows up, Reed is in deep you-know-what, but heroine Virginia Blake (Ruth Terry) loves him anyway. Featured country-western performers include Roy Acuff and His Smoky Mountain Boys, Lulubelle and Scotty, the Milo Twins and Carolina Cotton. Republic specialized in this sort of cornpone fare throughout the 1930s and 1940s, thrilling the hinterlands while aggravating the so-called sophisticates.
bachelor, con/scam, marriage, romance, seduction, country-music, songwriter