Alexander Botts is a self-described natural born salesman and master mechanic, who is trying to make a big sale of Earthworm tractors to grouchy lumberman Johnson. Since Botts doesn't ...
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Four episodes of Dusty's Trail edited together into a movie. The episodes, in the order shown, are: "Tomahawk Territory", "Horse of Another Color", "There is Nothing Like a Dame", and "The Not So Magnificent Seven".
Alexander Botts is a self-described natural born salesman and master mechanic, who is trying to make a big sale of Earthworm tractors to grouchy lumberman Johnson. Since Botts doesn't really know anything about tractors, and since the old-fashioned Johnson is opposed to tractors of any kind, it isn't going to be an easy sell. But Botts perseveres, encouraged by Johnson's daughter. Written by
The name "Earthworm Tractors" is a sly reference to the Caterpillar company, whose name was copyrighted in 1911 and was prominent by the 1930s. See more »
Near the end of the film, when Botts is driving the tractor through town, crashing into souvenir and refreshment stands, it has perforated grill guards installed on the front. However, when the tractor gets out in the country and climbing hills, the grill guards have disappeared. And, at the end when the final explosion has half-buried the tractor, they are back again. See more »
This exceptionally noisy comedy is an absolute must for all Joe E. Brown and mechanical tractor fans. Others may find Mr Brown's determined camera-hogging heavy going, though it must be admitted that all the other major male players (with the notable exception of Dick Foran) try to steal scenes too by constantly shouting at the top of their voices.
Although June Travis is pretty enough, the girls get hardly a look-in.
Of course there are also several spectacularly staged accidents to keep our eyes riveted on Mr Brown. And it must be admitted, director Enright keeps the plot moving along at a commendably rapid pace.
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