Song of Nevada (1944)

75 mins | Western | 5 August 1944

Director:

Joseph I. Kane

Cinematographer:

Jack Marta

Editor:

Tony Martinelli

Production Designers:

Fred Ritter, Russell Kimball

Production Company:

Republic Pictures Corp.
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HISTORY

Although Fred A. Ritter is credited onscreen as the film's art director, the DV review credits Russell Kimball. Modern sources include Henry Wills, Helen Talbot, Jack Perrin and Tom Steele in the ... More Less

Although Fred A. Ritter is credited onscreen as the film's art director, the DV review credits Russell Kimball. Modern sources include Henry Wills, Helen Talbot, Jack Perrin and Tom Steele in the cast. More Less

BIBLIOGRAPHIC SOURCES
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Box Office
17 Jun 1944.
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Daily Variety
12 Jun 44
p. 3.
Film Daily
16 Jun 44
p. 6.
Hollywood Reporter
24 Mar 44
p. 5.
Hollywood Reporter
12 Jun 44
p. 4.
Hollywood Reporter
23 Aug 44
pp. 4-5.
Motion Picture Daily
15 Jun 1944.
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Motion Picture Herald Product Digest
13 May 44
p. 1890.
Motion Picture Herald Product Digest
17 Jun 44
p. 1945.
Variety
14 Jun 44
p. 10.
CAST
PRODUCTION CREDITS
NAME
PARENT COMPANY
PRODUCTION COMPANY
DISTRIBUTION COMPANY
NAME
CREDITED AS
CREDIT
PRODUCERS
Exec prod
Assoc prod
WRITERS
Orig scr, Orig scr
Orig scr, Orig scr
PHOTOGRAPHY
Photog
ART DIRECTORS
Art dir
FILM EDITOR
Film ed
SET DECORATOR
Set dec
COSTUMES
Cost supv
MUSIC
Mus dir
SOUND
DANCE
Dance dir
SOURCES
LITERARY
Based on the article by Joseph Hyams in Redbook (Sep 1956).
SONGS
"It's Love, Love, Love," music and lyrics by Mack David, Joan Whitney and Alex Kramer
"New Moon Over Nevada" and "A Cowboy Has to Yodel in the Morning," music and lyrics by Ken Carson
"Hi Ho Little Dogies" and "The Wigwam Song," music and lyrics by Glenn Spencer
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SONGS
"It's Love, Love, Love," music and lyrics by Mack David, Joan Whitney and Alex Kramer
"New Moon Over Nevada" and "A Cowboy Has to Yodel in the Morning," music and lyrics by Ken Carson
"Hi Ho Little Dogies" and "The Wigwam Song," music and lyrics by Glenn Spencer
"Nevada," "What Are We Going to Do?" and "Harum Scarum Baron of the Harmonium," music and lyrics by Charles Henderson
"And Her Golden Hair Was Hanging Down Her Back," music and lyrics by Felix McGlennon and Monroe H. Rosenfeld
"Scrub Scrub," music and lyrics by Smiley Burnette.
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DETAILS
Release Date:
5 August 1944
Production Date:
began late March 1944
Copyright Claimant:
Republic Pictures Corp.
Copyright Date:
5 June 1944
Copyright Number:
LP12717
Physical Properties:
Sound
RCA Sound System
Black and White
Duration(in mins):
75
Length(in feet):
6,737
Length(in reels):
8
Country:
United States
PCA No:
9898
SYNOPSIS

Nevada rancher John Barrabee travels to New York City to retrieve his daughter Jenny, who has gone "high hat" and refuses to return to her country roots. Barrabee detests Jenny's fiancé, fortune hunter Rollo Bingham, who is so snooty that he calls Jenny "Joan" because it sounds better. Jenny ignores Barrabee's pleas, however, and the broken-hearted old man is alone when he boards the plane for home. The plane is forced to land due to an engine malfunction, and while he is waiting for it to be repaired, Barrabee meets cowboy Roy Rogers and his pals, The Sons of the Pioneers, as they are herding cattle. Fed up with city life and charmed by his new friends, Barrabee joins them on the trail for ten days. At the end of their journey, Barrabee learns that the plane he was on crashed after it resumed flying, and that he is now presumed dead. The newspaper also describes Jenny's intention to sell the ranch, prompting Barrabee and Roy to concoct a scheme to dissuade her. Roy turns up at the ranch one afternoon with a contract, supposedly signed by Barrabee before he died, hiring him to drive the Barrabee entry in the annual Frontier Days stagecoach race. Despite Rollo's interference, Roy and Col. Jack Thompson, Jenny's godfather, shame Jenny into upholding the tradition of the race. As Roy prepares for the race, he and Jenny spend time together and become romantically involved, although Roy has trouble keeping Barrabee, who is hiding in his "fishing shack," out of sight. Determined to get rid of Roy, whom he sees as a rival for Jenny's ... +


Nevada rancher John Barrabee travels to New York City to retrieve his daughter Jenny, who has gone "high hat" and refuses to return to her country roots. Barrabee detests Jenny's fiancé, fortune hunter Rollo Bingham, who is so snooty that he calls Jenny "Joan" because it sounds better. Jenny ignores Barrabee's pleas, however, and the broken-hearted old man is alone when he boards the plane for home. The plane is forced to land due to an engine malfunction, and while he is waiting for it to be repaired, Barrabee meets cowboy Roy Rogers and his pals, The Sons of the Pioneers, as they are herding cattle. Fed up with city life and charmed by his new friends, Barrabee joins them on the trail for ten days. At the end of their journey, Barrabee learns that the plane he was on crashed after it resumed flying, and that he is now presumed dead. The newspaper also describes Jenny's intention to sell the ranch, prompting Barrabee and Roy to concoct a scheme to dissuade her. Roy turns up at the ranch one afternoon with a contract, supposedly signed by Barrabee before he died, hiring him to drive the Barrabee entry in the annual Frontier Days stagecoach race. Despite Rollo's interference, Roy and Col. Jack Thompson, Jenny's godfather, shame Jenny into upholding the tradition of the race. As Roy prepares for the race, he and Jenny spend time together and become romantically involved, although Roy has trouble keeping Barrabee, who is hiding in his "fishing shack," out of sight. Determined to get rid of Roy, whom he sees as a rival for Jenny's affection and fortune, Rollo conspires with Ferguson, the crooked foreman of the ranch, to frame him. The night before the race, Roy sleeps in the barn containing the coaches, and Ferguson sneaks in, pulls out a wheel pin on the Thompson coach and slips it into Roy's pocket. The Thompson coach crashes during the race and Roy wins, which delights Jenny, who has decided to stay on the ranch. That night, however, Thompson interrupts the celebration party and, after accusing Roy of sabotage, finds the pin in his coat pocket. Barrabee continues to believe in Roy, however, and comes up with another ruse to forestall the wedding ceremony that Rollo immediately plans. Barrabee sends his old friend, Professor Jeremiah Hanley, and Jeremiah's teenage daughter Kitty, to the ranch with a deed stating that they purchased it just before Barrabee died. Believing that Jenny is now penniless, Rollo leaves, telling her that they must delay the wedding. Roy then reveals to Jenny that Barrabee is alive and was attempting to prove that Rollo is a fortune hunter. Rollo has overheard them, however, and sends Ferguson to the fishing shack to kill Barrabee. Jenny declares that she has learned her lesson and turns down Rollo's proposal, but when Rollo reveals that he has sent Ferguson to "bring back" Barrabee, Roy realizes that he is in danger and rides out to save him. Roy arrives just in time to rescue Barrabee, and soon thereafter, Ferguson is captured and confesses his and Rollo's crimes. Jenny and Barrabee then host a large party to celebrate their reunion and the hiring of Roy as the new ranch foreman. +

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Partially Viewed
Offscreen Credit
Name Occurs Before Title
AFI Life Achievement Award

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