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Son of Paleface

  • Comedy
  • Western
  • 1952
  • Frank Tashlin
  • 90 mins
  • PG

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

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Review

A star rating of 4 out of 5.

This very funny follow-up to The Paleface (1948) is 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 clichés 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.

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Credits

Cast

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Junior PotterBob Hope
MikeJane Russell
Roy BartonRoy Rogers
KirkBill Williams
StonerHarry Von Zell
Sheriff McIntyreDouglass Dumbrille
WaverlyLyle Moraine
Doc LovejoyLloyd Corrigan
PhotographerCecil B DeMille
Man driving a carBing Crosby

Crew

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DirectorFrank Tashlin

Details

Theatrical distributor
Paramount Film Service Ltd
Languages
English
Formats
Colour
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