Missouri hayseed Bob Shackleforth has a terrific singing voice but is content harmonizing with the hired hands on his uncle's farm. Bob's girlfriend, Nancy Abbott, secretly contacts a radio-station owner and persuades him to listen to the boys sing. They are hired to perform "The Old Homestead" live on a radio program broadcast out of New York City. Bob's sudden fame goes to his head, jeopardizing his burgeoning career, and more importantly, his relationship with Nancy.
Adapted from Denman Thompson's 1886 play and the 1889 novel written from it by John Russell Corvell, The Old Homestead is one of Poverty Row's more polished musical productions. Most importantly, it marks the feature-film debut of the King of the Cowboys, Roy Rogers - here appearing under his real name, Len Slye. - Ed Hulse
In this countrified musical, a farm boy and his girl head for the big city to find fame on the radio. When he becomes popular their relationship is strained and the two break up and begin pursuing other relationships. Fortunately, they are reunited in the end. Look closely for a brief appearance by Roy Rogers who appears under his real name Leonard Slye. Songs include: "Moonlight in Heaven," "Somehow I Know," "The Plowboy," and "When the Old Age Pension Check Comes to Our Door."
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6422DThe Old Homestead (DVD)http://oldies.s3.amazonaws.com/i/boxart/w340/64/22/089218642295.jpg?v=37.985.95USDInStock/Genre/Western-Movies/Labels/Alpha-Video/Product Groupings/Alpha-Video-DVDs/Sale Items/Alpha-DVD-Sale/Sale Items/Clearance-DVDs/Sale Items/CYBER-SALE/Sale Items/CYBER-SALE-Movies-TV/Sale Items/Over-20-Off-Movies-TVJealousies erupt when a group of musical farm hands are signed to appear on a popular radio show. Features Roy Rogers (billed as Leonard Slye) in his second feature film appearance.Alpha VideoDVDWestern-MoviesSALE2010-07-22