Sunday, February 21, 2016

Son of Paleface (1952)

Director: Frank Tashlin

Writers: Frank Tashlin, Robert L. Welch, Joseph Quillan

Composer: Lyn Murray

Starring: Bob Hope, Jane Russell, Roy Rogers, Trigger, Bill Williams, Lloyd Corrigan, Paul E. Burns, Douglass Dumbrille, Harry von Zell, Iron Eyes Cody, William 'Wee Willie' Davis, Charles Cooley, Bing Crosby, Cecil B. DeMille, Jerry Mathers

More info: IMDb

Plot:  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.

My rating:  7/10 Will I watch it again?  Yes.

Hee hee hee.  I don't think I've ever seen a Bob Hope picture all the way through.  A long time ago I was channel surfing and I stopped on one where he was on a horse-drawn wagon being chased by Indians.  He finds a bunch of bananas, eats them quickly, throws the peels behind them and the horses slip on the peels and tumble.  OMFG, it was one of the funniest things I'd ever seen.  Gut bustingly funny.  I never knew what that movie was until it showed up at the end of this picture.  It's still a gut buster.  Hope is hysterical and that guy has got some of the smoothest comedy timing I've ever seen.  He's quick.  And this might be the first Jane Russell picture I've seen, too.  She's SMOKING HOT and a great performer.  The song that she sings (I think it's Buttons and Bows) with Hope and Roy Rogers is fun and she's wonderful in it.  There are A LOT of gags and funny lines in this picture and there are some great bits of sexual innuendo.  I thoroughly enjoyed this.  I should fast track watching some more Hope pictures. 

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