San Antonio Rose (film)

San Antonio Rose is a 1941 American black-and-white musical film starring Jane Frazee and featuring Lon Chaney, Jr. and Shemp Howard as a faux Abbott and Costello; it was also designed as a showcase for the then-popular vocal group The Merry Macs. The plot involves two rival groups of entertainers converging on an abandoned roadhouse with the intent to reopen it, unaware that a gangster is eyeing the property for his own scheme.

San Antonio Rose
Directed byCharles Lamont
Produced byKen Goldsmith
Written byJack Lait Jr. (story)
Paul Gerard Smith
Howard Snyder
Hugh Wedlock Jr.
StarringJane Frazee
Robert Paige
Eve Arden
Lon Chaney Jr.
Music byCharles Previn
CinematographyStanley Cortez
Edited byMilton Carruth
Distributed byUniversal Pictures
Release date
20 June 1941
Running time
63 minutes
CountryUnited States
LanguageEnglish

Cast

Soundtrack

  • "Mexican Jumping Bean"
Music by Gene de Paul
Lyrics by Don Raye
Sung by The Merry Macs
  • "You're Everything Wonderful"
Written by Henry Russell
Sung by Jane Frazee and Eve Arden
  • "Gee But It's Tough to Be a Glamour Girl"
Written by Henry Russell
Sung by Jane Frazee and Eve Arden
  • "The Hut-Sut Song (A Swedish Rhapsody)"
(uncredited)
Written by Ted McMichael, Jack Owens and Leo Killion
Sung by The Merry Macs
  • "You've Got What It Takes"
Music by Gene de Paul
Lyrics by Don Raye
  • "Bugle Woogie Boy"
Written by Henry Russell
  • "San Antonio Rose"
Written by Bob Wills
  • "Hi, Neighbor"
(uncredited)
Written by Jack Owens
Sung by Jane Frazee
  • "Once Upon a Summertime"
(uncredited)
Lyrics by Jack Brooks
Music by Norman Berens
  • "The Old Oaken Bucket"
(uncredited)
Lyrics by Samuel Woodworth
Music by George Kiallmark
  • San Antonio Rose on IMDb
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  • Watch San Antonio Rose (1941) Free Online
  • Poster; Movie, Daybill, 1941, Australia, San Antonio Rose, 30 inch.
  • Townsend, Charles R. (1986). San Antonio Rose: The Life and Music of Bob Wills. University of Illinois Press. p. 203. ISBN 978-0-252-01362-1.
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