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Subject: movie line
Category: Arts and Entertainment
Asked by: deadtooth-ga
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Posted: 06 Oct 2004 14:20 PDT
Expires: 05 Nov 2004 13:20 PST
Question ID: 411236
Classic western movie, who said " shoot low sheriff he's riding a shetland"?

Request for Question Clarification by scriptor-ga on 06 Oct 2004 14:35 PDT
Are you definitely sure that this line derives from a movie? The
references I found all point to a classic country music record as the
origin of that quotation.

Subject: Re: movie line
Answered By: skermit-ga on 06 Oct 2004 23:30 PDT
What scriptor was onto was correct. Your quote is by Bob Wills, who
likes to throw that phrase into different songs he sings along with
his band, the Texas Playboys. Looking him up on IMDB, both he and the
playboys were in "Tornado In the Saddle, A (1942)". So either you
heard it in the movie, or in one of his song intros.

"Bob Wills and the Texas Playboys" singing "Deep In the Heart Of
Texas" (with the quote mentioned):

IMDB for Bob Wills:

Thanks for your question.


Clarification of Answer by skermit-ga on 06 Oct 2004 23:35 PDT
Upon further research, he also starred in other movies, with/without
his band, so I can't say for sure which movie he said it in without
having access to them. You might want to post onto the Western Swing
mailing list, because I've found a string of posts detailing Bob Wills
movie career along with one poster using your quote at the end of his
post. But since you asked who said it, and not in which movie, I hope
narrowing it down to a handful of movies helps you out.  (post with reference to quote)

Also, here's a long biography on Bob Wills:

Thanks again.

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