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Son of Paleface (1952)

Approved | | Comedy, Romance, Western | 14 July 1952 (USA)
Junior Potter returns to claim his father's gold, which is nowhere to be found. "Mike" is the luscious head of a gang of thieves, and Roy Barton is the federal marshal hot on her trail.

Director:

Frank Tashlin
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Bob Hope ... Peter Potter Jr.
Jane Russell ... Mike 'The Torch' Delroy
Roy Rogers ... Roy Barton
Trigger ... Trigger, Roy Barton's Horse (as Trigger Smartest Horse in the Movies)
Bill Williams ... Kirk
Lloyd Corrigan ... Doc Lovejoy
Paul E. Burns ... Ebenezer Hawkins
Douglass Dumbrille ... Sheriff McIntyre
Harry von Zell ... Mr. Stoner (as Harry Von Zell)
Iron Eyes Cody ... Chief Yellow Cloud
William 'Wee Willie' Davis ... Blacksmith (as Wee Willie Davis)
Charles Cooley Charles Cooley ... Charley (as Charley Cooley)
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Storyline

Junior Potter returns to claim his father's gold, which is nowhere to be found. "Mike" is the luscious head of a gang of thieves, and Roy Barton is the federal marshal hot on her trail.

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 July 1952 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Son of Paleface See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Hope Enterprises See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Frank Tashlin wanted to direct this film because he disliked Norman Z. McLeod's direction of The Paleface (1948) for which he wrote the script. See more »

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Twice Bob Hope mentions that Harvard University is in Boston. It's in Cambridge. See more »

Quotes

Ebenezer Hawkins: You're just like your old pa. He was the lyingest, crookedest, mangyest, rottenest, low down critter than never drew a silver breath.
Peter 'Junior' Potter Jr.: Say, you really knew my daddy, didn't you? You, sir, have cast aspersions on my dear old daddy, the brave, low-down, mangy, crooked, drunken hero that won the West!
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Referenced in Biography: Jane Russell: Body and Soul (1997) See more »

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There's a Cloud in My Valley of Sunshine
by Jack Hope and Lyle Moraine
Performed by Bob Hope and Roy Rogers (uncredited)
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Bob Hope carries a torch for Jane Russell
28 July 2003 | by NewEnglandPatSee all my reviews

This western spoof is solid entertainment with Bob Hope as the centerpiece of the story. The zany antics of this greenhorn out west to inherit his father's fortune is the main plot outline and Hope manages to entangle himself in a federal investigation involving a rash of robberies by a notorious outlaw gang. Roy Rogers and Trigger also star in this colorful drama with Jane Russell along to provide sparks and fireworks for Hope. The picture moves at a brisk pace with a mixture of comedy, Russell's profile, shootouts, Trigger's capers and an Indian attack, although Rogers is essentially a straight man for Hope's one-liners. Rogers sings a tune or two and Russell's warbling is also good. Bill Williams is among the supporting cast and is good but his eastern accent is out of place in a western movie.


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