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Pals of the Prairie (1934)

Passed  -  Western | Short  -  3 April 1934 (USA)
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Two cowboys get involved with a pretty ranch owner, her crooked fiancé and a robbery.

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(as Craig Hutchinson)

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Jay Wilsey ...
Bob Bentley (as Buffalo Bill Jr.)
Buck Owens ...
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Ben Corbett ...
Bill (as Benny Corbett)
Victoria Vinton ...
Jo Ann Carter
Charles K. French ...
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Buck and Bill are penniless pals with just one horse that they ride double. They take jobs on Joan's ranch and trusting them, she lets them get the payroll from the bank. But her foreman and fiance Bentley has them robbed, made prisoners, and claims they fled with the money. They escape and now set out to prove Bentley was the culprit and retrieve the money. Written by Maurice VanAuken <vanauken@comcast.net>

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Western | Short

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A "Buck n' Ben" that looks like a "Bud 'n' Ben".

Nearly, but not quite since it was made by Robert Tansey for Imperial and not Bernard B. Ray for Reliable. Actually, a warm-up short western featurette made prior to Tansey beginning the Wally Wales series of western shorts. While Buffalo Bill Jr/Jay Wilsey is top-billed, he is a semi-villain that loses the girl to the short, comedic, bumbling Buck Owens(Buck), thanks to the efforts of Buck's short, comedic, bumbling pal Ben(Ben Corbett.)In this film the term comedic is used in a relative sense.

Story was by Perry Murdock, who didn't write many but the few he wrote always involved the leading actors getting into some kind of out-of-their-element situation, such as posing as vaudeville singers and comedians.That may account for why his name seldom appears as the writer of a western.


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