"Onésime, Trainer of Men and Horses" is a film by Jean Durand and is one of about a billion Onésime comedies the two made together. Some were very good and some, like this one, failed miserably.
In this film, Onésime just never does anything particularly funny--a serious problem when it's intended to be a comedy! The film begins with our hero moving from the East Coast (USA) to the West. There he meets some cowboy types and he gets a job taking care of the burros. Soon, Onésime meets a lady and they hit it off--and a jealous cowboy will have none of it. So, several bizarre things happen. First, the cowboy and his friends toss him into a pit--a pit that is CLEARLY easy to exit and that made zero sense! Second, after the girl helps him escape WITH HER HAIR, Onésime is challenged to a 'boot duel' (????) and ends up winning the lady.
In addition to not being funny, so much of this film made no sense--none. The boot duel and snails just seemed pointless and bizarre. It clearly looked as if the film makers had no idea what to do and should have thought out the plot a bit more. Overall, one of the weakest films in the series.
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