Wellington Holmes, a timid horticulturist, heads for Big Bluff. When the stage is held up by Buckskin Bill and his men, he accidentally knocks out three of them earning himself the unwanted... See full summary »
Wellington Holmes, a timid horticulturist, heads for Big Bluff. When the stage is held up by Buckskin Bill and his men, he accidentally knocks out three of them earning himself the unwanted job of Marshall. Escaping town disguised as a woman, the stage is again held up by Buckskin and he, Elena Montoya and her father are made prisoners. He escapes and when Buckskin arrives in town he again accidentally overpowers him. Having been previously masked, Buckskin now claims to be Buckskin's enemy and the townspeople believe him. They release him and offer him the reward for leading Wellington to Buckskin's hideout. So Wellington and Elena with the ransom money for her father, but no posse, head out to bring in Buckskin. Written by
Maurice VanAuken <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Joe E. Brown made some fine comedies in the early 1930s at Warners. By the end of the decade, he had slipped by making some cheap independent features for David Loew and then making some equally cheap outings for Columbia. Directed by Abbott and Costello regular Charles Barton, this Columbia B film is just another in an endless parade of western spoofs. Brown is teamed with the underrated Fritz Feld, but there is no chemistry between them. At times, Feld is forced to take the role of Brown's straight man and he is quite uncomfortable in this capacity. Brown spends a fair share of screen time in drag; Bert Wheeler is more effective in this type of comedy. There are some interesting glimpses of young Lloyd Bridges and Forrest Tucker in supporting roles. All in all, pretty disappointing.
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