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Lemonade Joe (1964)

Limonádový Joe aneb Konská opera (original title)
Straight shooting Lemonade Joe cleans up Stetson City, in this musical parody of early Westerns, after shooting the pants off villain Old Pistol. Joe's endorsement of Kolaloka (Crazy Cola) ... See full summary »

Director:

Oldrich Lipský

Writers:

Oldrich Lipský (screenplay), Jirí Brdecka (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Karel Fiala ... Lemonade Joe - Salesman fy Kolalok & Son
Rudolf Deyl ... Dough Badman - Owner of Trigger Whisky Saloon (as Rudolf Deyl ml.)
Milos Kopecký ... Horác Badman Alias 'hogofogo'
Kveta Fialová ... Tornado Lou - Arizona Warbler
Olga Schoberová ... Winnifred Goodman
Bohus Záhorský ... Ezra Goodman - Father
Josef Hlinomaz ... Gunslinger Grimpo
Karel Effa ... Pancho Kid - Gunslinger
Waldemar Matuska ... Banjo Kid - Gunslinger
Eman Fiala Eman Fiala ... Pianist
Vladimír Mensík ... Barman #1
Jirí Lír ... Barman #2
Jirí Steimar Jirí Steimar ... Kolalok - Joe's Father
Jaroslav Stercl ... Drunk Postman
Oldrich Lukes Oldrich Lukes ... Sheriff
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Storyline

Straight shooting Lemonade Joe cleans up Stetson City, in this musical parody of early Westerns, after shooting the pants off villain Old Pistol. Joe's endorsement of Kolaloka (Crazy Cola) lemonade as the refresher that assures deadly aim, convinces the Arizona sin-town to abstain from alcohol. Based on the 1963 Czech stage production. But Trigger Whiskey maker Duke Badman's brother the devious gunslinger Hogofogo, comes to save his sibling's saloon from Joe's allies, father and daughter temperance revivalists, the Goodmans. Written by David Stevens

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Country:

Czechoslovakia

Language:

Czech

Release Date:

25 November 1967 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Lemonade Joe See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Black and White (tinted)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Daniela Smutná auditioned part of Tornado Lou, eventually played by Kveta Fialová. See more »

Quotes

Dough Badman: Albeit brother, still monster.
[Stabs his brother in the back with a corkscrewer]
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Connections

Referenced in Ask Johny: Anál nebo kanál? (2016) See more »

Soundtracks

Balada Mexico Kida
Music by Vlastimil Hála
Lyrics by Jirí Brdecka
Performed by Waldemar Matuska
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A treat
16 December 2002 | by funkyfrySee all my reviews

An excellent satire of the Great American Way, with Lemonade Joe a "clean living" gunfighter who drinks only Kola-Loca Lemonade and convinces everyone else in town (with his gun skills) that all "real men" drink ONLY lemonade! The style of the film mirrors that of silent westerns, including humorous sped-up bar brawls and color-tinting (!). You can either root for Joe or his whiskey-drinking adversaries; it's clear that although the town "bad girl" adores Joe and wants him to "change" her, he is only using her for his cause, as indeed he is using everyone for his opportunistic goals.

Worth a look for western fans looking for a spoof that goes beyond "Blazing Saddles" and adds satire to the mix, or for anyone interested in Euro-Westerns in general for an Eastern European take on the genre.

A funny, charming, and even sometimes graceful film.


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