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Woody (Ferlin Husky) inherits a dumpy casino in Las Vegas, and Mamie Van Doren and Jayne Mansfield both help him to liven up the place, along with a good many country-western and rockabilly performers, including Bill Anderson, Connie Smith, Del Reeves, and Sonny James; also on hand are Richard Kiel and “The Duke of Paducah.” This low-budget curiosity of 1966, also known as Country Music U.S.A., was directed by Arthur C. Pierce.