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Glen Campbell & The Singing Cowboy Connection

Post by dee2 » Sun Jul 15, 2018 12:58 am

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Glen Campbell & The Singing Cowboy Connection

Glen Campbell Forums Goes to the Movies!

This new topic relates to a future post I may be working on that I trust you'll enjoy. To kick off the topic, I am posting an embedded video link (below) to a movie released in 1941, "Saddle Mountain Roundup" featuring the Range Busters.

A favorite of children in the early 1940s, this 77-year-old "B" class film with wholesome singing cowboys may have actually inspired Glen Campbell's hit song, "The Rhinestone Cowboy", and the Rhinestone Cowboy music video, press photos, album cover and more.

Take a look at these images:

FROM SADDLE MOUNTAIN ROUNDUP:
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GLEN CAMPBELL AS "THE RHINESTONE COWBOY":
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The Rhinestone Cowboy is presented as the good-guy cowboy dressed in a wide-brimmed white hat, white long-sleeved shirt/outfit, and a neck scarf, wearing a western gun belt and holsters and riding a white horse, all strikingly similar to that of the Range Busters who also sing.

Of course, there were other well-known singing cowboy heroes in films in the 1930s and 1940s (Roy Rogers for example) who dressed similarly. However, Glen had a relatively unknown, indirect connection with "Saddle Mountain Roundup" and with one of the characters in this film. This connection and its influence on Glen's career is something I hope to post about in the near future.

Below is the embedded movie video, "Saddle Mountain Roundup" featuring the Range Busters, and its description. (This video can also be watched on YT.)



PRESENTING "Saddle Mountain Roundup" featuring the Range Busters! The Range Busters gallop into town to save the day in this hard ridin', action-packed western. These cowboys are also singing cowboys who can sling a guitar as well as a bad guy. Enjoy comical sideman "Cousin Herald" (Goodman), meet a friendly little (albeit strange) dummy named "Elmer" and look for Poe's "Raven".

S. Roy Luby directed this American film for Monogram Pictures. It premiered in August 1941, to the delight of both children and parents who filled their local movie houses on Saturday afternoons to watch "Saddle Mountain Roundup" again and again.

Rating: not rated
Running Time: just under an hour
B&W / Unrestored and Thankfully Not Colorized

This film is in the American Public Domain.

Cast:
Ray Corrigan ... Crash Corrigan
John 'Dusty' King ... Dusty King
Max Terhune ... Alibi Terhune
Lita Conway ... Nancy Henderson
Jack Mulhall ... Dan Freeman (lawyer)
Willie Fung ... Fang Way
John Elliott ... 'Magpie' Harper
George Chesebro ... Foreman Blackie Stone
Jack Holmes ... Sheriff
Steve Clark ... Jack Henderson
Carl Mathews ... Bill (henchman at shack)
Elmer ... Elmer, Alibi's Dummy (note: Elmer appeared in almost 40 films during his career! -Dee)
Herald Goodman ... Cousin Herald Goodman (as the singing/comic ranch hand; Mr. Goodman actually inspired this film to be made -Dee)
Al Ferguson ... Henchman

Production:
S. Roy Luby - Director
George W. Weeks - Producer
William L. Nolte - Screenwriter
Robert C. Cline - Cinematographer
Frank Sanucci - Composer (Music Score)
Roy Claire - Editor
Photography Location: Ray Corrigan Ranch



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