In the first of the Roach Studio western "Streamliners" (followed by "Calaboose" and "Prairie Chickens') wandering cowboys Jimmy and Pidge are introduced as none-too-bright sons of the sage... See full summary »
In the first of the Roach Studio western "Streamliners" (followed by "Calaboose" and "Prairie Chickens') wandering cowboys Jimmy and Pidge are introduced as none-too-bright sons of the sage, with Jimmy's role primarily to keep Pidge out of girl trouble. They are afoot, as Pidge had figured that two-pair in a poker game was worth betting their horses on. After a stint of rounding up wild Brahmas for rancher Cardigan with bad results, Pidge becomes smitten with a guest, Marcia at a neighboring dude ranch and takes a job there to be near her. Jimmy follows in order to "save" Pidge, with most of the last half of the film devoted to a skit where Jimmy has blacked out the windows in the bunkhouse in order to make Pidge think it is still night to cause him to stand-up Marcia. Written by
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In this, the first of three Roach streamliners starring Noah Beery Jr. as 'Pidge' and Jimmy Rogers as, well, Jimmy, a pair of trouble-seeking cowboys wandering around the modern west, we see the middling mix of comedy and western story telling that was the hallmark of this modest series. Noah Beery Jr. later turned into a fine supporting character actor, best known today for playing 'Rocky on THE ROCKFORD FILES. Mr. Rogers career fubbled out in a few more years.
In this one, they get mixed up with a dude ranch. The movie is no masterpiece, but its good humor carries it along for the short hour it takes.
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