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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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William 'Wee Willie' Davis ...
Blacksmith (as Wee Willie Davis)
Charles Cooley ...
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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Bob Hope offered the role of Mike to Maureen O'Hara but she turned it down. O'Hara loved the script but was going through an unhappy period in her marriage and felt that she would not be able to be funny in the film. See more »

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Twice Bob Hope mentions that Harvard University is in Boston. It's in Cambridge. See more »

Quotes

Roy Barton: What are you going to pay for that wagon with?
Peter 'Junior' Potter Jr.: Ah, a preposition at the end of a sentence, and you split you infinitive. Pretty soon you'll be dangling a participle. Shame on you sir, the school marm will certainly hear about this.
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Trigger, as The Smartest Horse in Movies. See more »

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Referenced in The Red Skelton Hour: Son of Paleface Spoof (1959) See more »

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Am I In Love
by Jack Brooks
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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