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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

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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

Czechoslovakia's official submission to 37th Academy Award's Foreign Language in 1965. See more »

Quotes

Musician: [reading a note attached to Joe's back] Lemonade Joe! Do you know how silly you are?
Lemonade Joe: No, that I do not.
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Connections

Referenced in Rozstrel: Eva Zaoralová (2017) See more »

Soundtracks

Muj Bóze, muj Bóze
Music by Vlastimil Hála
Lyrics by Jirí Brdecka
Performed by Karel Gott
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Now I've seen everything...a Czechosloakian parody of an American B-western!
8 October 2011 | by MartinHaferSee all my reviews

This is an amazingly broad comedy--very silly and cartoon-like. In many ways it's like a Czechoslovakian version of "The Villain".

This western is set in a lawless town in Arizona. A local saloon owner, Doug Badman, is thrilled that the entire town is evil--spending all their time getting drunk and availing themselves of the services of 'professional girls'. However, when Lemonade Joe shows up, he's out to clean up the town and introduce them to the invigorating effects of a lemonade drink, 'Kolaloka'. In fact, he's the regional rep for the product and shows everyone its benefits by shooting baddies right and left and restoring justice. Joe is a clever amalgam of various B-western heroes like Gene Autry and Roy Rogers, though he's even more virtuous--and looks a lot like Gene Raymond.

Doug's brother, the even more evil Horace Badman (also known as 'Hogofogo'), arrives in town and is upset to see that order and sobriety are the rule of the day. He's determined to destroy Lemonade Joe and steal his pure girlfriend. Horace is a LOT like the cartoon character Snidely Whiplash (from the "Dudley Dooright" cartoons). He's very cartoony and silly. I could say more about the plot but don't want to spoil it.

The film doesn't even try to be subtle in any way. The humor is very much the sort kids would like. But, despite being VERY cheesy and silly, it is fun and I had a few good laughs (I loved the cliff scene). The ending is pure chaos and silliness...but works. All in all, a super-silly but enjoyable romp.


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