|Hollywood Barn Dance|
|Directed by||Bernard B. Ray|
|Produced by|| Jack Schwarz |
Robert L. Lippert
|Music by||Walter Greene|
Jack Schwartz Productions
|Distributed by||Screen Guild Productions|
|June 21, 1947|
Hollywood Barn Dance is a 1947 American film starring Ernest Tubb.It was based on the CBS radio program of the same name, which was originally hosted by Cottonseed Clark, which, in turn, was a "replacement" for Gene Autry's Melody Ranch radio show, aired while the famed singing cowboy was serving in the Army Air Force during World War II.
Jack Schwarz bought the film rights in 1947.
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