Jef Films = total BOOTLEG outfit
Sam Franklin | The Valley, SoCal | 05/10/2008
(1 out of 5 stars)
"Why does Amazon keep stocking this company's junk quality, bootleg wares? Everything produced by Jef Films is extremely dubious and almost always horrible quality. They're like these sellers on eBay who claim that the pirated DVD-R's they're selling are in "the public domain." Yeah, right! All that means is that the actual rights-owners aren't aware of what these sellers (and, by extension, Jef Films) are doing. If Jef Films is a legit outfit, why don't they have a website? Just try tracking down any information about them online. Total fly-by-night operation, clearly. Boo, Jef Films! Do the right thing and dump them now, Amazon!"
1960s Tex Ritter drive-in fare
Annie Van Auken | Planet Earth | 12/29/2008
(4 out of 5 stars)
"THE GIRL FROM TOBACCO ROW is one of singing cowboy Tex Ritter's last films. Shot in Tennessee, it's a typically low-budget Ron Ormond work originally targeted for Southern drive-in theater audiences.
Ritter stars as a preacher. Also in the cast is Johnny Russell (Buddy Holly's replacement with the Crickets and the composer of "Act Naturally"). The delighful soundtrack is filled with vintage mountain and pickin' tunes. Also, keep a look out for that humongous harmonica!
THE STORY: A man-on-the-run takes refuge with a preacher, hs son and two daughters. As the 50th Annual Tobacco Festival nears, the fugitive (who's being trailed by more than one fellow wanting to see him dead) ingratiates himself with the family. Meanwhile, Nadine (the preacher's daughter) has to fight off the affectionate advances of several local yokels.
This dvd's manufacturer, JEF FILMS is also known as TELEVISTA.
Another of their pictures, RATTLER KID (1967) is a Euro-western starring Brad Harris that made the rounds of drive-ins way back then.
Parenthetical number preceding title is a 1 to 10 viewer poll rating found at a film resource website.
(6.2) The Girl from Tobacco Country (1966) - Tex Ritter/Rachel Romen/Earl 'Snake' Richards /Tim Ormond/Rita Faye/Ralph Emery/Johnny Russell/Martha Carson/Smiley Wilson/Kitty Wilson/Jimmy Mulcay/Mildred Mulcay"