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Moonlight on the Prairie (1935)

Ace returns to the town where he is suspected of murder. He quickly become involved in the scheme to keep Barbara Roberts from reaching her ranch. To inherit the ranch she must reach it by ... See full summary »

Director:

D. Ross Lederman

Writers:

William Jacobs (based on story by), William Jacobs (screenplay)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Dick Foran ... Ace Andrews (as Dick Foran the Singing Cowboy)
Smoke Smoke ... Smokey
Sheila Bromley ... Barbara Roberts (as Sheila Mannors)
George E. Stone ... 'Small-Change' Zeno
Joe Sawyer ... Luke Thomas
Joe King ... The Sheriff (as Joseph King)
Robert Barrat ... Buck Cantrell
Dickie Jones ... Dickie Roberts
Bill Elliott ... Jeff Holt (as Gordon Elliott)
Herbert Heywood Herbert Heywood ... Pop Powell
Raymond Brown Raymond Brown ... Lafe Burns
Richard Carle ... Colonel Gowdy
Milton Kibbee ... Pete (as Milt Kibbee)
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Storyline

Ace returns to the town where he is suspected of murder. He quickly become involved in the scheme to keep Barbara Roberts from reaching her ranch. To inherit the ranch she must reach it by midnight. Ace agrees to get her there knowing she is the widow of the man he supposedly killed. Written by Maurice VanAuken <mvanauken@a1access.net>

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Different! Dangerous! Quick on the trigger! Ready with a song! Six-feet-three of hard-galloping, heart-walloping cowboy...riding high, wide and handsome to stardom! (original poster) See more »


Certificate:

Passed | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

2 November 1935 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

1000 vilde Heste See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Warner Bros. See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Based on the story "Boss of the Bar B Ranch", by William Jacobs. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Golden Saddles, Silver Spurs (2000) See more »

Soundtracks

Moonlight on the Prairie
Written by Tim Spencer (as Vernon Spencer) and Bob Nolan
Played during the opening credits
Sung by Dick Foran at the end
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Pistols, Pintos and Palominos
22 July 2011 | by bobliptonSee all my reviews

It was sometimes said that, contrary to the popular view, Hollywood consisted of western movies with a thin layer of 'A' pictures and almost all of the major studios had a western unit or sometimes two. For Warner Brothers from 1935-1937, they had a series of Dick Foran starring in singing cowboy westerns -- a kitchen sink genre if there ever was one, with western action for the boy and singing for the girls.

This one, the first of the series, has a plot with something for everyone, as Dick helps a small boy and his pretty widowed mother make good his claim to his father's ranch. Dick is a bit stagy for the movies at this point, but the direction by Ross Lederman is typically efficient and the cinematography by Fred Jackman Junior -- he started out at the Roach studio -- is exceedingly handsome. It's the pictures that make this one worthwhile, not Foran's deep baritone.


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