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Son of Paleface (1952)

Approved | | Comedy, Romance, Western | 14 July 1952 (USA)
Junior Potter returns to claim his father's gold, which is nowhere to be found. "Mike" is the luscious head of a gang of thieves, and Roy Barton is the federal marshal hot on her trail.

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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
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Mr. Stoner (as Harry Von Zell)
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Blacksmith (as Wee Willie Davis)
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Charley (as Charley Cooley)
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Junior Potter returns to claim his father's gold, which is nowhere to be found. "Mike" is the luscious head of a gang of thieves, and Roy Barton is the federal marshal hot on her trail.

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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

Peter 'Junior' Potter Jr.: Rock 'em, Sock 'em, Make 'em quit, Hit 'em where they know they're hit!
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Trigger, as The Smartest Horse in Movies. See more »

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Referenced in Road to Bali (1952) See more »

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Dixie
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Written by Daniel Decatur Emmett
Heard as a theme during the Indian chase
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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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