The Singing Sheriff

  • 1944
  • Movie
  • NR
  • Comedy, Western

This unique western is unfortunately hampered by its completely routine treatment. Crosby, the star of a Broadway musical who goes west to help a pal in trouble, accidentally ends up as sheriff. Through a series of comic blunders Crosby ends up stopping a group of murderous outlaws. The film, intended as a western spoof, doesn't work at all on that level....read more

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This unique western is unfortunately hampered by its completely routine treatment. Crosby, the star of a Broadway musical who goes west to help a pal in trouble, accidentally ends up as sheriff. Through a series of comic blunders Crosby ends up stopping a group of murderous outlaws. The

film, intended as a western spoof, doesn't work at all on that level. As a straight comedy it has its moments, though Crosby's double takes grow weary after a while. The direction is good, but the script suffers from stiff dialog and a misfired premise.

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