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The Paleface (1948)

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Calamity Jane is despatched to find out who's smuggling rifles to the Indians, and winds up married to a hapless correspondence school dentist as part of her cover.

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Robert Armstrong ...
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Bobby Watson ...
Toby Preston (as Robert Watson)
Jackie Searl ...
Jasper Martin (as Jack Searl)
Joseph Vitale ...
Charles Trowbridge ...
Clem Bevans ...
Hank Billings
Jeff York ...
Big Joe
Stanley Andrews ...
Commissioner Emerson
Wade Crosby ...
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Storyline

Someone is selling guns to the Indians and in order to find the culprit Calamity Jane and a secret agent go undercover posing as man and wife. When the agent is killed Jane recruits a new husband -- none other than innocent dupe "Painless" Peter Potter, a totally inept dentist and confirmed coward who's main goal is to leave the barbaric west far behind. When their wagon train is attacked by the Indians it's Jane's sharpshooting that saves the day, but she gives the credit to Potter making him an instant hero to the townspeople and instant target to both the Indians and the gunrunners. Written by A.L.Beneteau <albl@inforamp.net>

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She can shoot a gun almost as fast as BOB can run ! See more »

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Comedy | Western

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24 December 1948 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

A sápadt arcú  »

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(Western Electric Recording)

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(Technicolor)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

"Screen Director's Playhouse" broadcast a 30 minute radio adaptation of the movie on March 3, 1950 with Bob Hope and Jane Russell reprising their film roles. See more »

Goofs

When the gunrunners arrive in the Indian village they are seen to be travelling in a covered-wagon in one shot, and on an open buckboard covered with furs in the next shot. See more »

Quotes

Potter: Brave men run in my family.
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Connections

Referenced in Sunset Blvd. (1950) See more »

Soundtracks

Buttons and Bows
by Jay Livingston and Ray Evans
Sung by Bob Hope
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Great comedy film, Hope is wonderful!
28 April 2003 | by (OKC,OK) – See all my reviews

Absolutely a great comedy movie, which exemplifies Bob Hopes comedic talents. The supporting cast is also excellent. And the song Buttons and Bows stands out. This movie had me laughing throughout, and hasn't lost its appeal through the years. Superb, great, hilarious. What more can I say.

10 out of 10. A must watch comedy in my book.


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