A rootin', tootin', six-shootin' wing-ding of a Western.
THE BIG GUNS: or Whose Little Lily Is She (radio manuscript) Script
With songs and smoking six-shooters, we're here to tell the adventures and misadventures of two cattle barons and, most especially, of a beautiful young lady in search of e well, not the usual kind of gold in them thar hills. Is this a musical Nope. But somewhat like Cat Ballou, Paint Your Wagon and a lot of John Ford westerns, it has words and music that made their way westesongs like Shenandoah, Oh My Darling, Clementine, and Sweet Betsy From Pike. And what's a rousing, sometimes rowdy western without a long-legged, curvaceous but vestal saloon gal A saucy little filly known as Lilyewith a more-than-middling singing voice to boot. A comic valentine to the cowboy and cowgirl heroes of bygone screen, radio and televisioneGene, Roy, Hoppy, Coop, The Dukeewith a tip of the Stetson to Calamity, Annie O, Belle Star and Cat Ballou. A story of the Old West, but a different sort of a story. A tale with a twist. A rootin', tootin', six-shootin' wing-ding of a western. One set. Approximate running time: 80 minutes.