Sunday 28 October 2007

The Cowboy and the Girl (1928) ?

Vitaphone short 2339 features Ray Mayer and Edith Evans in The Cowboy and the Girl. Ray Mayer looks like a big screen silent cowboy though he doesn't appear too tough. I could imagine Harold Lloyd as a cowboy beating him up. Anyway, he plays piano while Edith Evans sings. She's made up to a scary degree, probably to outdo Mayer who has a couple of tubes of lipstick on too.

The songs are hardly serious, though one that Mayer suggests doesn't get sung: 'Men Get Pearls from Oysters but Women Get Diamonds from Nuts'. No wonder he's a cowboy, because that's the sort of thing I'd expect country music to come up with.

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