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  • It did provide a lot of action, however, and westerns have to have action, complete with chase scenes to be authentic

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      Rollin’ Plains from 1938 is your traditional cow man versus the sheep man movie. This is something we’ve seen dozens, perhaps hundreds of times over the years, but back in ‘38 it wasn’t quite so old hat as yet.

      The western was a musical one, featuring the singing cowboy that was so popular at that point in time. In this case, the singing cowboy was portrayed by comedian John Ritter’s dad, Tex Ritter


      who played a character named Tex Lawrence.

      The most noticeable thing about Tex to me is that he had a really big smile that is bright. It is so easy to see where John Ritter got that big goofy look: from his dad. The facial expressions and similarities are just huge.

      Ritter’s singing was better than the first Tex Ritter film I saw a while back, but it still wasn’t quite up to what ...


      • I term to be entertaining. He just has this off pitch warble as I call it that often annoys me.

        The print for this movie that I saw on DVD was sped up or something after the first song ended. They all were talking super fast, with squeaky voices, and that was distracting.

        Sheepherders were the clear villains here, going after the cattlemen and the man who owned the land with the watering hole,

        so to speak. It did provide a lot of action, however, and westerns have to have action, complete with chase scenes to be authentic.

        At one point, the good guys set up an eerie hoax to get the half brother of the attempted murder victim to confess all that happened. I actually thought that was quite innovative for the day, and that is part of the movie that entertained me more than anything else.




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