It is the 1870s in Wyoming Territory. Slim Sherman and his 14-year-old brother Andy try to hang on to their ranch after their father is shot by a land grabber. They augment their slight ... See full summary »
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.
[Charley loses his temper, picks up Tom by his shirt, draws back a fist. We see Tom's face from Charley's POV]
"Oh, Charley... that's gonna HURT..."
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The opening credits pan through an old-time western catalog, with actors listed alongside their respective role or characterization: Jim Backus ("Support Staunch for Mayor and Sheriff"); Wally Cox (Acme Hauling and Construction Company); Jack Elam - (Solid Gold Spectacles... character is near-sighted); Henry Jones (Hanson's Atristic Tonsorial Saloon and Funeral Parlor); Stubby Kaye (Spirits... saloon-keeper); Mickey Rooney ("Dumb Bells"). See more »
I found this movie to be uplifting, and heartwarming. Dan Blocker is funny in his innocent way. It promotes high morals and is the kind of movie that the whole family can watch. A funny, innocent love story that you'll want to add to your library.
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