The Louisiana wedding of debutante Phoebe Ann Naylor to Don Andrea de Baldasar, El Duce de la Casala is stopped by the Cavalry over a matter of honor. Don Andrea flees across the river to Texas, where he meets up with Sam Hollis and his Indian sidekick, Kronk, who are carrying rifles to the town of Moccasin Flats. Don Andrea rescues an Indian maiden, Lonetta, tames some longhorns, competes with Sam for Phoebe's affections, eludes a Comanche war party and the cavalry (who have come to Moccasin Flats to celebrate Texas' statehood) and ultimately saves the town and gets his girl.Written by
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In the lead up to final gun fight between Sam Hollis (Dean Martin) and Don Andrea Baldasar (Alain Delon), as Sam Hollis is walking to "his" end of town, Sam's shadow falls to the right but when Sam turns to face Don Andrea Sam's shadow now falls to the left. Several hours would have elapsed for this to occur. See more »
I'm not a big fan of most Western movies but I do enjoy comedy and as this was a comedy Western I found myself enjoying it.
As with most comedy movies, I am reluctant to give details about any of the scenes because if I were to tell you now then you wouldn't find them funny once you watch the film.Let's just say that Dean Martin (as Sam Hollis) and Joey Bishop (as Kronk) make quite a team. In fact everyone involved in the movie provides plenty of laughs. Everyone is playing a total buffoon.
If you don't like Westerns but do enjoy comedies then I strongly recommend this movie.
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