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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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Trigger, Roy Barton's Horse (as Trigger Smartest Horse in the Movies)
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Doc Lovejoy
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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

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 »

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 »

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Peter 'Junior' Potter Jr.: I was so young at the time, I don't remember many of the things Daddy said about me. If he poured out his heart in this will, I'd kinda like to read it. "The reason I leave all my money to my son Junior is that, being of sound mind I can't leave my money to my wife, 'cause I ain't never forgiven her since the day she presented me with an idiot for a son." Well, I was the only child. "But this idiot is all I got in the world, which shows you what a lousy spot I'm in."
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8 Beautiful Girlies 8, count 'em! as The Dirty Shame Rockettes. See more »

Connections

Follows The Paleface (1948) See more »

Soundtracks

Wing-Ding Tonight
by Jay Livingston and Ray Evans
Performed by Bob Hope and Jane Russell (uncredited)
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You can't compete with Trigger on a fight for a blanket.

Frank Tashlin had a great quality: he could satirize his subjects, but at the same time he understood their charm, he kind of loved them. That is why he made some great comedies like "The Girl Can't Help It" (where the subjects where rock and roll and Jayne Mansfield.)and "Artists and Models". "Son of Paleface" is pure fun from beginning to end. Roy Rogers, Trigger, Jane Russel and Bob Hope, that is a great team. Rogers sings a nice version of "Buttons and Bows" and has some good action scenes, also he and Hope make quite a comic duo. Russel is on her prime with a fantastic figure, very well shown on her musical numbers. But the best moments belong to Trigger, first when he gets upset at the way Hope shouted and goes running after him through a house (you wonder how he went up the stairs) and then on perhaps the funniest moment ever on film when he fights with Hope for a blanket.


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