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Fuzzy Settles Down (1944)

Wishing to settle down, Fuzzy uses his reward money to buy a newspaper. He then raises money for the new telegraph line. When it is stolen, Barlowe incites the towns people to hang him. But his pal Billy Carson is at work to clear him.


Sam Newfield


Louise Rousseau (story), Louise Rousseau (screenplay)

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Complete credited cast:
Buster Crabbe ... Billy Carson
Falcon Falcon ... Falcon
Al St. John ... Fuzzy Jones (as Al 'Fuzzy' St. John)
Patti McCarty Patti McCarty ... Edith Martin (as Patti McCarthy)
Charles King ... Lafe Barlow
John Merton ... Henchman Pete
Frank McCarroll ... Henchman Rusty
Hal Price ... Sheriff Sam of Red Rock
John Elliott ... John Martin (Newspaper Editor)
Ed Cassidy ... Weaver (Rancher)
Robert F. Hill ... Bidder for Newspaper (as Robert Hill)


Billy Carson and Fuzzy Jones have just collected a reward and Fuzzy indulges in a dream of getting away from the hectic life he has been leading and wants to settle down. They arrive in Red Rock just as the newspaper is being sold at foreclosure and, despite the attempts by Lafe Barlow to intimidate him from bidding. Fuzzy finds himself the owner of a newspaper. Fuzzy meets Edith Martin, daughter of the former owner, and unthinkingly commits himself to carrying on her father's policy of bringing a telegraph line to Red Rock. For reason of his own, Barlow is against this and has his henchmen wage a campaign of terror against the ranchers and citizens. Before long, Billy who had been lazily indifferent to everything connected to Fuzzy and his newspaper, decides to take a hand on the side of the good guys. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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FUZZY FINDS PEACE AND QUIET...Behind the Butt of a Six-Gun! See more »


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Release Date:

25 June 1944 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Fuzzy und die hei├če Presse See more »

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Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Did You Know?


The earliest documented telecast of this film in the New York City area was Saturday 2 October 1948 on WATV (Channel 13), which broadcast from Newark, New Jersey, and was the first independent television station in the New York City market. See more »


If you keep an eye on Fuzzy when he leaves the newspaper office the first time, the amount of printer's ink on his face increases by the time he picks up his beer at the saloon. See more »

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It sure is Fuzzy...
4 February 2013 | by MartinHaferSee all my reviews

Al St. John got his start in pictures by appearing in numerous comedy shorts along with his uncle, Roscoe 'Fatty' Arbuckle. By the 1930s, St. John had reinvented himself and was no longer a comic foil but a cowboy sidekick--and was re-christened Al 'Fuzzy' St. John--and he made a ton of westerns as Fuzzy. The title of this film refers to this character, though it certainly could also be referring to the print available from archive.org--a site linked to IMDb for hundreds of public domain films. So, if you can find a better copy elsewhere, more power to you--this one is badly in need of restoration.

The film begins with a bank robbery. Fuzzy solves this crime and collects a reward. On a whim, he buys a local newspaper--one dedicated to standing up to the evil rustlers. With the help of his friend, Billy (Buster Crabbe), he fights the forces of not-niceness. Naturally, they aren't about to just give up and frame Fuzzy for embezzling the funds for the new telegraph lines. Can these swell heroes prevail? While this film is made by the crappy low-budget PRC Studio, the acting and script are pretty good. Plus, unlike many other series westerns, there's no singing! Enjoyable fluff--with a very strange ending.

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