Watch Hawaiian Buckaroo
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Hawaiian Buckaroo is a 1938 musical Western film that takes place on the beautiful Hawaiian Island of Oahu during the late 1930s. The movie stars Smith Ballew as a singing cowboy named 'Smith,' who travels to the island with his horse Thunder to visit his friend, Jim Baker (Harry Woods), who runs a ranch on the island. At the ranch, Smith meets Jim's daughter Susan (Evalyn Knapp), who has just returned from college on the mainland. Smith is immediately smitten with Susan, who is also drawn to him. However, the relationship is put on hold when a band of evil cattle rustlers arrives on the island, led by the villainous Barlow (Earl Dwire). Barlow and his men are determined to steal Jim's cattle and take over his ranch.
Smith and Jim team up to try to stop Barlow and his gang. They find help from a band of Hawaiian cowboys, who are knowledgeable about the land and the cattle. Together, they set a trap for the rustlers, and upon catching them, they turn them over to the authorities.
But, as the story unfolds, Susan discovers a shocking family secret involving her father and the rustlers, leading to a dramatic and emotional climax where Smith and Susan's love is put to the test.
Throughout the film, viewers are treated to a fantastic soundtrack of classic country and Hawaiian music, performed by Smith Ballew and others. There are several standout musical moments, including a playfully romantic duet between Smith and Susan, and a lively Hawaiian dance sequence.
Hawaiian Buckaroo is a charming and entertaining film that offers a unique blend of Western and Hawaiian cultures. It is a delightful showcase for Smith Ballew's acting and singing talents and provides an enjoyable escape-to-paradise experience for viewers.