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Slim Carter (1957)

Approved | | Comedy, Western | November 1957 (USA)
Hughie Mack, a not so nice western singer, is discovered by Clover Doyle as the next movie cowboy hero. His name is changed to Slim Carter and a promotional buildup begins. Leo Gallaher, an... See full summary »

Director:

Richard Bartlett (as Richard H. Bartlett)

Writers:

Montgomery Pittman (screenplay), David Bramson (story) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Jock Mahoney ... Slim Carter aka Hugh Mack
Julie Adams ... Clover Doyle
Tim Hovey ... Leo Gallaher
William Hopper ... Joe Brewster
Ben Johnson ... Montana Burriss
Joanna Moore ... Charlene Carroll
Walter Reed ... Richard L. Howard
Margaret Field Margaret Field ... Hat Check Girl (as Maggie Mahoney)
Bill Williams ... Frank Hanneman
Barbara Hale ... Allie Hanneman
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Storyline

Hughie Mack, a not so nice western singer, is discovered by Clover Doyle as the next movie cowboy hero. His name is changed to Slim Carter and a promotional buildup begins. Leo Gallaher, an orphan boy wins the contest to spend a month with Slim. Leo is a good influence on his cowboy hero. Clover sees the good and more in Slim. Montana Burriss is Slim's double. Written by <crj1@cornell.edu>

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NOT SINCE "MAJOR BENSON" SUCH A HEARTWARMING COMEDY! (original poster-all caps)

Genres:

Comedy | Western

Certificate:

Approved | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

November 1957 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A/K/A Slim Carter See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Screenwriter Mary C. McCall Jr. said that the script was based mostly on the life of William Boyd, who had long played Hopalong Cassidy and for whom her husband (and co-writer) had worked in the 1930s: "It was a case of the man becoming the part - with the passage of time, Bill Boyd and Hopalong Cassidy were indistinguishable one from the other." See more »

Soundtracks

Ride Cowboy, Ride
Written by Jimmy Wakely and Joseph Gershenson
Performed by Jock Mahoney.
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Fun to watch stuntman Jock Mahoney sing
15 August 1999 | by bianca-13See all my reviews

While this film has a wonderful supporting cast of familiar Western and TV regulars (including Oscar-winning Ben Johnson and Paul Drake of the TV "Perry Mason", William Hopper), the most entertaining part of it is watching Jock Mahoney playing a singing cowboy and REALLY singing the songs. It goes without saying - although the credits do list it - that the master did his own stunts. Don't expect the next Citizen Kane or plan on hearing Jocko compete with Caruso, but get a kick out of the sappy plotline and watching the star display his varied abilities. You have to find it on TV, it's not on video to my knowledge.


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