1 June 2015 | bkoganbing
A bad version of Hee Haw
Watching Kentucky Jubilee put me in mind of Hee Haw only Hee Haw was far better. The idea that some Broadway big shot would send a reporter to cover this event held in the hills of old Kentucky and even a bad Hollywood director would be looking for movie material here really boggles the mind. But I do have low expectations from Lippert Pictures and they met the threshold in Kentucky Jubilee.
James Ellison is the reporter, Fritz Feld the director and Russell Hicks the big shot together with a whole cast of players all of whom have seen better films and acts that were the type that brought vaudeville to a close. Villains Archie Twitchell and Michael Whalen are trying to steal the box office take from the Kentucky Jubilee, but our heroes ain't about to let that happen.
Jerry Colonna is also here and Colonna is a funny guy but like Phil Silvers best in small doses. He's the master of ceremonies and the kind that makes you want to get the acts hurriedly on.
If you liked Hee Haw you'll pine nostalgically for it after seeing Kentucky Jubilee.