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Son of Paleface (1952)

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In this sequel to "The Paleface", Bob Hope and Jane Russell return as the lead characters. Hope plays Junior Potter, who returns to claim his father's gold, which is nowhere to be found. ... See full summary »

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Peter Potter Jr.
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Trigger, Roy Barton's Horse (as Trigger Smartest Horse in the Movies)
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Ebenezer Hawkins
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Sheriff McIntyre
Harry von Zell ...
Mr. Stoner (as Harry Von Zell)
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Chief Yellow Cloud
William 'Wee Willie' Davis ...
Blacksmith (as Wee Willie Davis)
Charles Cooley ...
Charley (as Charley Cooley)
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Storyline

In this sequel to "The Paleface", Bob Hope and Jane Russell return as the lead characters. Hope plays Junior Potter, who returns to claim his father's gold, which is nowhere to be found. Throw in Russell as "Mike", the luscious head of a gang of thieves, and Roy Rogers as a federal marshal hot on her trail. Written by Becki Bozart

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Trivia

Frank Tashlin wanted to direct this film because he disliked Norman Z. McLeod's direction of The Paleface (1948) for which he wrote the script. See more »

Goofs

After Roy Rogers completes his visit with the governor on the stage coach, Roy climbs out on top the coach and catches a limb from a tree. As he is hanging there he whistles for Trigger. When Trigger comes out from behind a bush, you can see the leg's of a person who was holding Trigger behind the bush until Roy called. See more »

Quotes

Mike 'The Torch' Delroy: Put that gun away!
Peter 'Junior' Potter Jr.: Let that be the thought for today.
Kirk: I ought to blow out his yellow liver.
Peter 'Junior' Potter Jr.: Blow ought my liver, you'd mess up the onions.
Mike 'The Torch' Delroy: Put it away!
Peter 'Junior' Potter Jr.: Yeah, give me back my yellow liver, it matches my spine.
Mike 'The Torch' Delroy: You know I don't believe in shooting.
Kirk: Someday you'll be sorry your so tenderhearted.
Peter 'Junior' Potter Jr.: As I always say tender heart never won tender liver.
[Kirk walks away]
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Crazy Credits

Trigger, as The Smartest Horse in Movies. See more »

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Referenced in Go, Johnny, Go! (1959) See more »

Soundtracks

Wing-Ding Tonight
by Jay Livingston and Ray Evans
Performed by Bob Hope and Jane Russell (uncredited)
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Perfect mixture of Hope comedy and Western movie nostalgia
18 March 2001 | by (Chicago area) – See all my reviews

This is one of Hope's best movies. Along with its precursor, PALEFACE, it would make a great part of a double feature...an evening in front of your vcr or dvd. Russell's affectionate/condescension towards Hope works like a charm. The presence of Roy Rogers in this film is a stroke of genius. He plays a perfect lampoon of his own screen image here...and it may very well be his only film appearance in a movie not strictly in the Western genre (you could argue that DARK COMMAND was not only a Western, but a civil war film, but it hardly matters). Roy has a perfect sense for his part of the chemistry of the film and he plays it to the hilt...which is so much fun to see. It was one of the last movies Roy made (as he was now focused on becoming a TV cowboy star), and (with his entire film career supporting this appearance) watching him onscreen here not only makes you laugh, but tugs at your heartstrings as well. This makes SON OF PALEFACE a special movie on many levels. My favorite scenes: Hope trying to impress Russell in the saloon in the beginning; Roy Rogers on Trigger to the rescue as Hope's jeep runs amuck without a wheel; any scene where Trigger is bothering Hope.


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