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Hot Lead and Cold Feet (1978)

This saga of the old west involves twin brothers who compete for possession of a rickety cow town founded by their father while a crooked mayor tries to put an end to the competitors so he can inherit the town himself.

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This saga of the old west involves twin brothers who compete for possession of a rickety cow town founded by their father while a crooked mayor tries to put an end to the competitors so he can inherit the town himself.

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A Blazing Saga Of Hot Lead and Cold Feet


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Listen for the "Goofy scream" at the teepee goes over the cliff. See more »

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People shoot more than six bullets out of six shooters, without reloading. See more »

Quotes

Roxanne: He's always looking at the good side of people.
Marcus: Yeah, but while he's looking at their good side, their bad side is gonna finish him.
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Something Good Is Bound to Happen
Written by Buddy Baker, Arthur Alsberg, & Don Nelson
Sung by Jim Dale and company
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A rootin' tootin' good time.
9 June 2017 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

This lively comedy-Western from Disney is largely a vehicle for the talented British comic Jim Dale, who is given the opportunity to play three roles. Jasper Bloodshy, an ornery old fart who created a town in his name, his hell raising outlaw son Wild Billy, and a son, Eli, who nobody but Jasper knew about. Eli has been working as a missionary in Philadelphia, and comes to Bloodshy when Jasper apparently perishes. The old man had a will, but the proviso is that the two sons / heirs compete in a series of gruelling races before things are settled. However, the greedy mayor (Darren McGavin) schemes to get the money for himself, with the help of various bumbling goons.

Oddly enough, it's when we get to the climactic race that the movie loses some of the momentum that it's built up. While the action and the stunts are first rate, the material just isn't as humorous. A shame, because up until then, everything is played quite speedily and breathlessly. The fact that the town is basically a lawless place allows for a lot of chaos.

The star laden cast easily give it everything that they've got. Don Knotts is right at home in one of his standard bumbling authority figures, complete with all of the comic actors' nervous tics and reactions. Jack Elam is perfectly cast as his nemesis. Karen Valentine (as an aspiring schoolteacher) and Debbie Lytton & Michael Sharrett (as Eli's young charges) have plenty of appeal. McGavin is simply a wonderful slimeball villain. And Dale has a ball with his three very different roles, especially old coot Jasper, who must suffer several indignities as he spies on the proceedings with his long suffering butler (John Williams).

Beautiful scenery and a bouncy theme song help to make this pretty good, if not hysterical.

Seven out of 10.


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