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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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Bobby Watson ...
Toby Preston (as Robert Watson)
Jackie Searl ...
Jasper Martin (as Jack Searl)
Joseph Vitale ...
Charles Trowbridge ...
Clem Bevans ...
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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A Perfect Team! A Perfect Theme! A Perfect Scream! They Belong Together! 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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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Until Blazing Saddles (1974) came out, this was the highest grossing western parody of all time. 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: Ladies and gentlemen, at this time, I'd like to say a few words.
Pioneer: Oh, let's get out of here before them redskins come back.
Potter: Those are the words!
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Referenced in Raquel! (1970) See more »

Soundtracks

Meetcha Round The Corner
Written by Jay Livingston and Ray Evans
Sung by Iris Adrian (dubbed by Annette Warren)
Then danced by Bob Hope and Iris Adrian
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This movie was hysterical!
26 October 1999 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Bob Hope is always a joy to watch, but this movie epitomizes all that is funny about him. He gets into one scrape after another, typically after being dragged in by his co-star. She proceeds to save the day, while saddling Bob with all the credit, both good and bad. The best part of the movie is related to a boot tied to a tree... but I won't give it away! If you're looking for some belly laughs, this is a good place to start.


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