Son of Paleface

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Son of Paleface
Son of Paleface.jpg
Theatrical release poster
Directed by Frank Tashlin
Written by
  • Frank Tashlin
  • Joseph Quillan
  • Robert L. Welch
Based on Title 
by Author
Starring
Music by Lyn Murray
Cinematography Harry J. Wild
Edited by Eda Warren
Production
company
Hope Enterprises
Distributed by Paramount Pictures
Release dates
  • July 14, 1952 (1952-07-14) (USA)
Running time 95 minutes
Country United States
Language English
Box office $3.4 million (USA)[1]

Son of Paleface is a 1952 Western comedy film directed by Frank Tashlin and starring Bob Hope, Jane Russell, and Roy Rogers. The film is a sequel to The Paleface (1948). Written by Tashlin, Joseph Quillan, and Robert L. Welch, the film is about a man who returns home to claim his father's gold, which is nowhere to be found. Son of Paleface was released in the United States by Paramount Pictures on July 14, 1952.

Plot[edit]

Peter "Junior" Potter (Hope) has graduated from Harvard and now heads west to the town of Sawbuck Pass to claim his Daddy's fortune. Driving into town in a jalopy and wearing a comical plaid suit, he splashes mud all over a crowd of townspeople. He also discovers to his horror that practically everyone in town claims to be owed a debt, and that his father's treasure chest is empty.

Junior stalls the townfolk for as long as he can, continually making allusions to his wealth. He makes the acquaintance of a singing cowboy named Roy (Rogers) and a sexy saloon performer with the masculine name of Mike (Russell), who has to fend off Junior's persistent advances. A grizzled local character also befriends Junior and continues offering him advice, eventually finding the hiding place of his father's hidden fortune. Meanwhile, a mysterious masked bandit known only as "The Torch" has been leading midnight raids.

What the wise-cracking, clueless Junior doesn't know is that the object of his affections, Mike, is in fact The Torch, and that Roy is a government agent with a Smith and Wesson Model 320 Revolving Rifle hidden in his guitar case, bent on capturing her.

Cast[edit]

Cecil B DeMille had a cameo role as a photographer in the film

Production[edit]

The first choice Bob Hope wanted for the female lead was Maureen O'Hara but she turned the film down.[2]

Reception[edit]

The film was the third most popular movie at the British box office in 1952.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Top Box-Office Hits of 1952", Variety, January 7, 1953.
  2. ^ http://www.users.qwest.net/~aknot/chathighlights.htm
  3. ^ "COMEDIAN TOPS FILM POLL.". The Sunday Herald (Sydney, NSW : 1949 - 1953) (Sydney, NSW: National Library of Australia). 28 December 1952. p. 4. Retrieved 9 July 2012. 

External links[edit]

[[Category{Paramount Pictures films]]