Soap salesmen Professor Brendel (El Brendel) and Harry (Harry Langdon), who died before this film was released, set up shop in the front of a western-town saloon owned by Queenie Lynch (Christine McIntyre), and soon find themselves at odds with town bully Rawhide Pete (Dick Curtis), especially after they smear his shirt with axel grease. Rawhide also holds the mortgage on Queenie's saloon and is going to foreclose if she doesn't marry him. Two-Gun Jack (Brad King, barely hanging on after his short stint in the Hopalong Cassidy series) rides to get the money to pay off the mortgage and save Queenie from a fate worse than death. Christine McIntyre gets to display her excellent singing voice(along with her usual other excellent attributes) in a rendition of "Father, Dear Father" and cameraman L. W. O'Connell, or director Harry Edwards, smartly keeps the camera on her through all umpteen-hundred verses of the old meller-drammer tear-jerker song. That alone makes this short a must for CM ...
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Guns a-poppin! Fun's a-comin! [Title card]
Did You Know?
Harry Langdon died of a cerebral hemorrhage a month after filming of this short was completed. In addition, El Brendel's contact with Columbia was terminated following Langdon's death. See more
Remade as Out West
Written by Stephen Foster
Played on piano and danced by El Brendel
and Harry Langdon See more