Son of Paleface

  • PG
  • Frank Tashlin (1952)
  • US
  • 90 min
Film Review
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4 out of 5

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.

Plot 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 and crew

Cast

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

Crew

Director
Frank Tashlin

Other Information

Language: 
English
Colour
Theatrical distributor: 
Paramount Film Service Ltd
Certificate PG
Categories
Comedy
Drama

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