Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Bronze Buckaroo: Herbert Jeffries - Singing Black Cowboy Movie- 1939

Taken from IMDB: Bob Blake and his boys arrive at Joe Jackson's ranch to find him missing. While Slim cheats Dusty out of his money using ventriloquism and marked cards, Blake tries to find Jackson. Learning that Thorne and his gang hold him prisoner, he and his men trail them. When Thorne's gang gets the drop on them, Slim puts his ventriloquism to work.   Written by Maurice VanAuken <mvanauken@a1access.net>

Bob Blake and his sidekick and four singing cowboys arrive at the Jackson ranch where Bob learns from Betty Jackson that her brother, Joe, is missing. Bob investigates and learns that there is gold on the Jackson ranch, and the neighboring rancher has kidnapped Joe in order to get his land. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

3.00 out of 5 stars
Reviewer: Cygnifyer - 3.00 out of 5 stars3.00 out of 5 stars3.00 out of 5 stars - January 29, 2011
Subject: Enjoyable all-black western (1939)
This surprisingly enjoyable B-Western is the middle of three films featuring Herb Jeffries as the Bronze Buckaroo. It, along with the other two --Two-Gun Man from Harlem (1938) and Harlem Rides the Range (1939), are directed by Richard Kahn. Herb Jeffries was the first black singing cowboy. His baritone, along with the singing of the Four Tones, adds to the pleasure of watching and listening to the film.

Clark Ramsey, Lee Calmes, Artie Young, Joseph Jackson, Spencer Williams, Ira Hardin, John Thomas, Lew Porter, Rudolph Hunter, Clarence Brooks, Tom Southern, Earle Morris, Roland Price, Rollie Hardin, Leon Buck, Lucius Brooks, F.E. Miller, Herb Jeffries, Richard C. Kahn, The Four Tones

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