Another in the Roach "streamliner" series of semi-westerns top-billing Jimmy Rogers (Jimmy) and Noah Beery, Jr. (Pidge) as out-of-work cowhands. This one is a showcase - in some instances ...
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Another in the Roach "streamliner" series of semi-westerns top-billing Jimmy Rogers (Jimmy) and Noah Beery, Jr. (Pidge) as out-of-work cowhands. This one is a showcase - in some instances too much so - for oft-times screen-drunk Jack Norton (Henry Lewis Clark III) who takes no drinks here but gets the same results from popping vitamin pills. Clark is coming West to take a look at his 35,000 acre ranch that only has 1500 head of cattle on it according to crooked ranch foreman Albertson, which is basically correct since Albertson and his henchmen have rustled the other 4,000 head. Albertson talks the town civic leaders, including hotel proprietor Jefferson Gilbert, into staging a three-day welcoming party for Clark to keep him away from the ranch while trucks are hauling off the cattle. Thanks to Clark's chauffeur Farnsworth, who gives the stranded Jimmy and Pidge a lift, Pidge is mistaken for Clark. Also enter a tour bus filled with the likes of Marjorie Woodworth, Rosemary LaPlance, ... Written by
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This film was first telecast in New York City Saturday 6 November 1948 on WPIX (Channel 11), in Los Angeles Tuesday 1 February 1949 on KTLA (Channel 5), and in Chicago Thursday 17 March 1949 on WBKB (Channel 4) as part of their newly acquired series of three dozen Hal Roach feature film productions, originally theatrically released between 1931 and 1943, and now being syndicated for television broadcast by Regal Television Pictures. See more »
Our family has enjoyed this film many times in the last 37 years.
I've owned this film on 16mm for 37 years or so. It's always been a big hit with kids and most adults whenever I've shown it. There are plenty of familiar faces and old time second-string actors to jog the memories of older folks. The plot is silly, but who cares? If you like goofy comedies, you just might like this one. Kids in the family love it and have always requested this film to be shown at our gatherings; in that respect it is somewhat timeless. No polished humor or dialogue here, just a lot of smiles and quite a few laughs. At 45 or so minutes running time, it's just long enough to be very enjoyable without dragging on. Don't know if this is on VHS or DVD, but it might be worth checking out if you find it.
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