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Bury Me Not on the Lone Prairie (1941)

Approved | | Action, Comedy, Music | 21 March 1941 (USA)
A young mining engineer sets out to catch the killers of both his brother and a beautiful young girl's father.


Ray Taylor


Sherman L. Lowe (story and screenplay) (as Sherman Lowe), Victor McLeod (screenplay)


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Johnny Mack Brown ... Joe Henderson
Fuzzy Knight ... Lem Fielding
Nell O'Day ... Edna Fielding
Kathryn Adams ... Dorothy Walker
Harry Cording ... J. L. Red Clinton
Ernie Adams ... Mustang
Ed Cassidy ... Sheriff
Don House Don House ... Bob Henderson
Pat J. O'Brien ... Bill Salters (as Pat O'Brien)
Lee Shumway ... Andy Walker
Jim Corey ... Rancher Barney
Frank O'Connor ... Dan Wendall
William Desmond ... Bartender
Bud Osborne ... Calvert
Jimmy Wakely's Rough Riders Jimmy Wakely's Rough Riders ... Singing Cowhands (as Jimmy Wakely and His Rought Riders)


Red and his cohorts kill three prospectors and file on their claim. One of the three was Joe Henderson's brother and Joe goes after the killers. After Lem finds gold he is injured and loses his memory. Red finds him and thinking his sister knows where his claim is, kidnaps her. But Red was seen following her and this leads Joe to their hideout and the showdown. Written by Maurice VanAuken <mvanauken@a1access.net>

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SING A SONG OF SIX GUNS! (original print ad-all caps)


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Release Date:

21 March 1941 (USA) See more »

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Production Co:

Universal Pictures See more »
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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Did You Know?


The Bears Give Me the Bird
Written by Milton Rosen and Everett Carter
Sung by Fuzzy Knight
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Bore me not on the lone prairie . . .
17 March 2010 | by allenk752See all my reviews

This isn't one of Johnny Mack Brown's better films. The script is threadbare, so this 61 minute film is packed with too much comedy relief featuring Fuzzy Knight and songs like "The Bears Give Me the Bird!" There's so much "comedy" in the film that one could honestly refer to the ridin', fightin', and shootin' scenes as "action relief."

The only thing that makes this sloppily-edited B western at all interesting is some incredibly bizarre moments: Fuzzy cuts off a bad-guy's hair and glues it to his face to make a beard; a daughter loses her dad in a shooting and expresses practically no remorse, since her acting range is so limited; and a jaw-dropping racist joke at the film's conclusion.

Nell O'Day (as Fuzzy's sister)steals the show here: she has as many action scenes as Brown himself and shows a hell of a lot more spunk.

Even undiscriminating B Western fans will likely have a tough time getting through this one.

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