Wishing to settle down, Fuzzy uses his reward money to buy a newspaper. He then raises money for the new telegraph line. When it is stolen, Barlowe incites the towns people to hang him. But his pal Billy Carson is at work to clear him.



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Complete credited cast:
Falcon ...
Fuzzy Jones (as Al 'Fuzzy' St. John)
Patti McCarty ...
Edith Martin (as Patti McCarthy)
Lafe Barlow
John Merton ...
Henchman Pete
Frank McCarroll ...
Henchman Rusty
Hal Price ...
Sheriff Sam of Red Rock
John Elliott ...
John Martin (Newspaper Editor)
Ed Cassidy ...
Weaver (Rancher)
Robert F. Hill ...
Bidder for Newspaper (as Robert Hill)


Billy Carson and Fuzzy Jones have just collected a reward and Fuzzy indulges in a dream of getting away from the hectic life he has been leading and wants to settle down. They arrive in Red Rock just as the newspaper is being sold at foreclosure and, despite the attempts by Lafe Barlow to intimidate him from bidding. Fuzzy finds himself the owner of a newspaper. Fuzzy meets Edith Martin, daughter of the former owner, and unthinkingly commits himself to carrying on her father's policy of bringing a telegraph line to Red Rock. For reason of his own, Barlow is against this and has his henchmen wage a campaign of terror against the ranchers and citizens. Before long, Billy who had been lazily indifferent to everything connected to Fuzzy and his newspaper, decides to take a hand on the side of the good guys. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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Release Date:

25 June 1944 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Fuzzy und die hei├če Presse  »

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1.37 : 1
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Did You Know?


The earliest documented telecast of this film in the New York City area was Saturday 2 October 1948 on WATV (Channel 13), which broadcast from Newark, New Jersey, and was the first independent television station in the New York City market. See more »


If you keep an eye on Fuzzy when he leaves the newspaper office the first time, the amount of printer's ink on his face increases by the time he picks up his beer at the saloon. See more »

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You Call This Settling Down?!
8 April 2010 | by (The Lonesome Prairie) – See all my reviews

On a whim, Fuzzy Jones uses his reward money from the capture of a fugitive in order to buy a small town newspaper, of which the previous owner was gunned down for going up against a group of cattle rustlers. Picking up where the slain man left off, he uses the pen and Billy Carson uses his gun to clean up the town.

One of many times Fuzzy tried to settle down, this light-hearted, fast-paced, and action-packed entry in Producers Releasing Corporation's Billy Carson series is well-written and one of the best.

There's a heavy emphasis this time on Al "Fuzzy" St. John. However, Buster Crabbe delivers one of his best performances ever, with the usually more stoic hero caught in a particularly silly frame-of-mind and getting almost as many laughs as Fuzzy this time around!

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