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Son of Paleface

Son of Paleface

Frank Tashlin (1952)

90min
PG Certificate
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Review

Our Score
In this very funny follow-up to The Paleface (1948) - one of the rare cases of a sequel being better than the original - Bob Hope plays his own son, a cowardly dude who gets entangled with Jane Russell's bandit, who sings in a saloon called "The Dirty Shame". Roy Rogers is delightfully self-mocking as himself, particularly when singing A Four-Legged Friend to his horse, Trigger. All the clich├ęs of the western are played for laughs by director Frank Tashlin, a former animator who sets up many of the sequences like a cartoon, especially the scene in which Hope finds himself sharing a bed with Trigger.

Summary

A mild-mannered city slicker travels to the Wild West to collect an inheritance left by his father, only to find himself fending off the old man's angry creditors. The only way he can save himself from the mob is by pretending his father has left a fortune buried in the nearby hills - a story that attracts the attention of an infamous female bandit. Comedy Western, starring Bob Hope, Jane Russell and Roy Rogers.

Cast & Crew

Junior Potter Bob Hope
Mike Jane Russell
Roy Barton Roy Rogers
Kirk Bill Williams
Stoner Harry Von Zell
Waverly Lyle Moraine
Doc Lovejoy Lloyd Corrigan
Photographer Cecil B DeMille
Man driving a car Bing Crosby
Director Frank Tashlin
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Other Information

Language: English Colour Theatrical distributor: Paramount Film Service Ltd

Comedy Drama

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