Trailer for the documentary Free Show Tonite.

Free Show Tonite documents a final performance by an authentic medicine show, one of the many types of traveling entertainments that were so much a part of 19th and 20th century America. In a small town in central North Carolina, a troupe of old-time med show performers congregate for one last show. They include master comedian Greasy Medlin, and musicians Roy Acuff, Pappy Sherrill, Snuffy Jenkins, Walking Mary McClain and Guitar Slim. The show is climaxed with an authentic “snake oil” pitch delivered by Doc Fred Bloodgood (his real name!) and the wildly successful sale of the medicine to the audience.

Film Info

2 min 4 sec Duration
  • Posted: November 18, 2010
  • Director: Paul Wagner
  • Writer: Paul Wagner
  • Studio: Independent
  • Release: November 10, 1983
  • Cast: Unknown or Not Available

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