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Cowboy Canteen (1944)

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72 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

During world-war-two, Arizona cattle-ranch owner Steve Bradley (Charles Starrett) and his pal Spud Harrigan (Guinn 'Big Boy' Williams) join the army and are assigned to a camp near his ranch. He makes his cousin Tex Coulter (Tex Ritter) ...See moreDuring world-war-two, Arizona cattle-ranch owner Steve Bradley (Charles Starrett) and his pal Spud Harrigan (Guinn 'Big Boy' Williams) join the army and are assigned to a camp near his ranch. He makes his cousin Tex Coulter (Tex Ritter) the ranch foreman. On his first furlough he returns to the ranch and, much to his dismay, finds that due.to the wartime man-power shortage, that all of his cowboys have been replaced by cowgirls. He is assigned to help build the morale of the soldiers and decides to open a canteen where the soldiers can go for coffee-and-doughnuts, and be entertained by local talent. Local talent consists of the MIlls Brothers, Jimmy Wakely and his Saddle Pals, Roy Acuff and his Smoky Mountain Boys and Girls and ventriloquist Professor Merlin (Max Terhune) ans his wooden dummy Elmer Sneezeweed (Elmer). He also has a fistfight with cousin Tex over the affections of Connie Gray (Jane Frazee.) Written by Les Adams See less
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Paul Gangelin (original screenplay) | Felix Adler (additional dialogue)
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Updated Feb 8, 1944

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Feb 8, 1944 (United States)

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39 cast members
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Charles Starrett
Steve Bradley Steve Bradley   See fewer
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Jane Frazee
Connie Gray Connie Gray   See fewer
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Barbara Jo Allen
Vera Vague (as Vera Vague) Vera Vague (as Vera Vague)   See fewer
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Tex Ritter
Tex Coulter Tex Coulter   See fewer
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Guinn 'Big Boy' Williams
Spud Harrigan (as Guinn [Big Boy] Williams) Spud Harrigan (as Guinn [Big Boy] Williams)   See fewer
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The Mills Brothers
The Mills Brothers The Mills Brothers   See fewer
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Jimmy Wakely and His Saddle Pals
Singing Group Singing Group   See fewer
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Max Terhune
Professor Merlin Professor Merlin   See fewer
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Dub Taylor
Cannonball Cannonball   See fewer
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Tailor Maids
Singers (as The Tailor Maids) Singers (as The Tailor Maids)   See fewer
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Bill Hughes
Bill Hughes Bill Hughes   See fewer
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Roy Acuff
Roy Acuff (uncredited) Roy Acuff (uncredited)   See fewer
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Jesse Ashlock
Fiddle Player, Saddle Pals (uncredited) Fiddle Player, Saddle Pals (uncredited)   See fewer
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Bob Burns
Square Dancer (uncredited) Square Dancer (uncredited)   See fewer
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Eleanor Counts
Ranch Guest (uncredited) Ranch Guest (uncredited)   See fewer
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Daisy
Daisy (uncredited) Daisy (uncredited)   See fewer
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Edythe Elliott
Mrs. Bradley (uncredited) Mrs. Bradley (uncredited)   See fewer
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Elmer
Professor Merlin's Dummy (uncredited) Professor Merlin's Dummy (uncredited)   See fewer
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Joanne Frank
Ranch Guest (uncredited) Ranch Guest (uncredited)   See fewer
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Ted French
Square Dancer (uncredited) Square Dancer (uncredited)   See fewer
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Herbert Heyes
Major C. L. Cox (uncredited) Major C. L. Cox (uncredited)   See fewer
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Dice the Horse
Dice (uncredited) Dice (uncredited)   See fewer
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Emmett Lynn
Hank (uncredited) Hank (uncredited)   See fewer
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Vivian Mason
Ranch Guest (uncredited) Ranch Guest (uncredited)   See fewer
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Donald Mills
Mills Brother (uncredited) Mills Brother (uncredited)   See fewer
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Harry Mills
Mills Brother (uncredited) Mills Brother (uncredited)   See fewer
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Herbert Mills
Mills Brother (uncredited) Mills Brother (uncredited)   See fewer
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John Mills
Mills Brother (uncredited) Mills Brother (uncredited)   See fewer
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Charles Perry
Show Spectator (uncredited) Show Spectator (uncredited)   See fewer
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Al Sloey
Bass Player, Saddle Pals (uncredited) Bass Player, Saddle Pals (uncredited)   See fewer
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Ben Taggart
Train Conductor (uncredited) Train Conductor (uncredited)   See fewer
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John Tyrrell
Jeep Driver (uncredited) Jeep Driver (uncredited)   See fewer
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Jimmy Wakely
Jimmy Wakely (uncredited) Jimmy Wakely (uncredited)   See fewer
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Art Wenzel
Accordion Player, Saddle Pals (uncredited) Accordion Player, Saddle Pals (uncredited)   See fewer
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Blackie Whiteford
Townsman at Depot (uncredited) Townsman at Depot (uncredited)   See fewer
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Foy Willing
Guitar Player, Saddle Pal (uncredited) Guitar Player, Saddle Pal (uncredited)   See fewer
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Craig Woods
Army Corporal (uncredited) Army Corporal (uncredited)   See fewer
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6.5 / 10 | 59 votes