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Son of Paleface (1952)

Approved | | Comedy, Romance, Western | 14 July 1952 (USA)
Junior Potter returns to claim his father's gold, which is nowhere to be found. "Mike" is the luscious head of a gang of thieves, and Roy Barton is the federal marshal hot on her trail.

Director:

Frank Tashlin
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Bob Hope ... Peter Potter Jr.
Jane Russell ... Mike 'The Torch' Delroy
Roy Rogers ... Roy Barton
Trigger ... Trigger, Roy Barton's Horse (as Trigger Smartest Horse in the Movies)
Bill Williams ... Kirk
Lloyd Corrigan ... Doc Lovejoy
Paul E. Burns ... Ebenezer Hawkins
Douglass Dumbrille ... Sheriff McIntyre
Harry von Zell ... Mr. Stoner (as Harry Von Zell)
Iron Eyes Cody ... Chief Yellow Cloud
William 'Wee Willie' Davis ... Blacksmith (as Wee Willie Davis)
Charles Cooley Charles Cooley ... Charley (as Charley Cooley)
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Storyline

Junior Potter returns to claim his father's gold, which is nowhere to be found. "Mike" is the luscious head of a gang of thieves, and Roy Barton is the federal marshal hot on her trail.

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 July 1952 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Bleichgesicht Junior See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Hope Enterprises See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Frank Tashlin wanted to direct this film because he disliked Norman Z. McLeod's direction of The Paleface (1948) for which he wrote the script. See more »

Goofs

After Roy Rogers completes his visit with the governor on the stage coach, Roy climbs out on top the coach and catches a limb from a tree. As he is hanging there he whistles for Trigger. When Trigger comes out from behind a bush, you can see the leg's of a person who was holding Trigger behind the bush until Roy called. See more »

Quotes

Roy Barton: What are you going to pay for that wagon with?
Peter 'Junior' Potter Jr.: Ah, a preposition at the end of a sentence, and you split you infinitive. Pretty soon you'll be dangling a participle. Shame on you sir, the school marm will certainly hear about this.
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Crazy Credits

Trigger, as The Smartest Horse in Movies. See more »

Connections

References Hold That Ghost (1941) See more »

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Dixie
(uncredited)
Written by Daniel Decatur Emmett
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Good Fun With Good Friends
24 February 2005 | by Snow LeopardSee all my reviews

The original "Paleface" feature was pretty good, but this sequel is actually better, in large part due to the addition of Roy Rogers and Trigger. Rogers and Bob Hope are two of the most likable performers that the movies have seen, and together they seem like old friends who have stopped by for an enjoyable visit. Jane Russell is also back from the original movie, though in a different role.

The story is good fun as long as you don't take it seriously. It's actually rather well-written, in that it accommodates all three stars with material well-suited for them. Hope gets plenty of one-liners and similar gags, and he pulls off even the goofiest of them with energy and aplomb. Rogers gets the chance to do some singing and to have some action sequences, and Trigger gets several good moments. Russell is given a character that allows her to stay within the role of the tough, glowering beauty.

There are enough connections to the first movie to add to the enjoyment if you have seen it, but "Son of Paleface" could also easily stand on its own, and in fact overall it probably is actually a little bit better.


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