A Weaver Brothers comedy musical! Representing their fellow sharecroppers Abner Weaver and his family, Elviry, Cicero, and Violey, have come to make their case to their landlord Mr. Pittman. But Pittman is unsympathetic since the only thing in worse trouble than his finances is his health, and his wastrel son and discontented wife are only making matters worse. So in a flight of fancy Mr. Pittman signs over control of everything he owns to Abner Weaver and flees the turmoil of his home and affairs, hoping to escape the stress that his doctors warn will be the death of him. Laughs, hijinks and good 'ol Missouri music follow as the Weavers try to put things right in Pittman's absence. 68 minutes.
IN OLD MISSOURI is an entertaining Republic "regional" aimed at the thriving Country-Western fandom of the 1940s. Heading the cast are The Weaver Brothers and Elviry, a popular cornpone aggregation of the period. In a plot that predates THE BEVERLY HILLBILLIES by two decades, the Weavers are bullied around by the snooty family of millionaire Pittman (Thurston Hall). But when the chips are down and the Pittmans face bankruptcy, it is Abner, Cicero and Elviry (Leon, Frank and June Weaver) who come to the rescue. Slickly produced despite its obviously skin-tight budget, IN OLD MISSOURI holds up surprisingly well when seen today; as a bonus, the nominal romantic lead is played by none other than Alan Ladd!
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