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Cockeyed Cowboys of Calico County (1970)

G  |   |  Comedy, Western  |  April 1970 (USA)
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Charley (Dan Blocker) is the kindly but simple-minded blacksmith who sends a year's earnings back East for a mail-order bride. When he and the town turn out for the woman's arrival at the ... See full summary »

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Charley
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Sadie
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Staunch
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Mr. Bester
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Kittrick
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Hanson
Stubby Kaye ...
Bartender
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Indian Tom
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Eddie
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Mrs. Bester
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Rusty
Hamilton Camp ...
Mr. Fowler
Tom Basham ...
Traveler
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James McCallion ...
Dr. Henry
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Charley (Dan Blocker) is the kindly but simple-minded blacksmith who sends a year's earnings back East for a mail-order bride. When he and the town turn out for the woman's arrival at the train station, he is embarrassed when she never appears. The saddened giant plans to leave town. The townspeople recruit the new saloon-girl Sadie (Nanette Fabray) to pose as the bride-to-be so the residents will retain the services of the blacksmith. Jim Backus is the sheriff who runs for mayor. Wally Cox plays Mr. Bester, the henpecked husband of his harridan wife (Marge Champion). Mickey Rooney,Stubby Kaye, Iron Eyes Cody and Jack Cassidy also appear in this western comedy.

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Comedy | Western

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April 1970 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

A Woman for Charley  »

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Indian Tom: [Indian Tom and another character are attempting to remove an anvil from Charley's wagon while he is away from it. Indian Tom appears to suffer a crisis of conscience, then a quick recovery] It ain't right, stealin' a man's anvil.
[Considers]
Indian Tom: Let's steal his trunk.
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Some great life lessons in a feel-good movie
19 January 2004 | by (Depoe Bay, Oregon) – See all my reviews

I absolutely adore this movie, and am so sad that it isn't available on VHS, laserdisc, DVD or any premium channels to speak of, since I tend not to watch movies on channels with commercials. Packed with great laughs and touching performances, the movie teaches some of life's great lessons about beauty truly being in the eye of the beholder, love, stereotyping, and yes, even Christianity and forgiveness. My fondest wish is that someone from the Westerns channel would happen onto this gem and pick it up for broadcast during family viewing hours. Maybe even on DVD???? Pop the popcorn, light the fire, and settle in for a feel-good movie that doesn't rely on pyrotechnics, violence, sex or foul language to define "entertainment value."


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