Henry, a destitute New York actor, inherits his murdered brother, Jim's ranch located just outside Tonto City, AZ. Ricky Dole (Douglas Fowley) dishes out as much trouble as he can because ... See full summary »
Henry, a destitute New York actor, inherits his murdered brother, Jim's ranch located just outside Tonto City, AZ. Ricky Dole (Douglas Fowley) dishes out as much trouble as he can because he and his gang want control of the JC Ranch. Written by
A drunk (Uncle Henry in disguise) with a jug staggers into the shack where Molly is held captive. He goes over to the table, takes out the cork from the jug and takes a swig. He puts the jug down without putting the cork back in. He staggers a few steps away, then comes back for another drink and the cork has been replaced. See more »
For He's a Jolly Good Fellow
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Morgan and unlikely heroes take on crooks to save ranch
Frank Morgan leads a likable cast in this pleasant comedy about a kindly but unsuccessful New York actor who inherits a ranch out west and needs help saving it from a gang of outlaws.
Virginia Weidler is tops as the 12-year-old niece who has high expectations for her Uncle Henry; she helps Morgan develop his better self and eventually finds in him a kind of father figure.
Among Morgan's other new western friends are Slim Summerville as the mild-mannered local sheriff; Guy Kibbee, a lawyer of dubious morals who turns out to be an ally as well; and Owen Davis, Jr., handsome young cowboy who is falsely jailed for murder but lends assistance to the cause when Weidler charms the sheriff into letting him "escape." Douglas Fowley plays the lead baddieand very nasty and snippy he is when his wicked plans are thwarted! But even he looks like he knows it's all in fun.
Morgan is very good at the center of it all. Hesitant, nervous, indecisive, well-intentioned but occasionally blusteryhe is easy to root for.
Very lightweight but lots of fun .Charming characters and a cute if simple story make this one enjoyable.
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