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Callaway Went Thataway (1951)

Callaway Went Thataway (1951)

Callaway Went Thataway

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The hunt for former movie cowboy "Smoky" Callaway" provides the basis of this fast-paced comedy that gently skewers early television promoters and advertisers who want the old B western star to introduce his films to fans. Unfortunately they want to depict Smoky as an example of the heroic, morally spotless all-American cowboy, the total antithesis of the boozy snake Smoky really is. Adding to their travails is the fact that Smoky has disappeared. Fortunately, they find his exact double working on a Colorado dude ranch, and he is everything Smoky isn't. They lure the good cowboy into a contract with the promise of big bucks. The trouble begins when the Hollywood lifestyle begins going to the buckaroo's head. The male and female promoters who found him are appalled by his rapid decline in moral values and the fact that they are constantly trying to bail him out of trouble. More problems ensue when the real Smoky suddenly shows up and demands a piece of the action. In the midst of all the ensuing chaos, the two publicists still manage to find time to fall in love.more
Rating: Unrated
Genre: Western, Classics, Comedy
Directed By: ,
Written By: Norman Panama, Melvin Frank
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Runtime:
MGM

Cast

Fred MacMurray
as Mike Frye
Dorothy McGuire
as Deborah Patterson
Howard Keel
as Stretch Barnes / Smo...
Jesse White
as Georgie Markham
Fay Roope
as Tom Lorrison
Natalie Schafer
as Martha Lorrison
John Indrisano
as Johnny Tarranto
Don Haggerty
as Director
Clark Gable
as Guest Star
Elizabeth Taylor
as Guest Star
Esther Williams
as Guest Star
Hank Weaver
as Announcer
Ned Glass
as Mailman
Kay Scott
as Phone Girl
Marjorie Liszt
as Phone Girl
Emmett Lynn
as Desert Rat
Billy Dix
as Cowboy
Lynn Farr
as Cowboy
Gene Alsace
as Cowboys
Glenn Strange
as Black Norton
John Banner
as Headwaiter
Ann Robin
as Hatcheck Girl
B.G. Norman
as Two Kid
Ben Strobach
as Hotel Clerk
Paul Fierro
as Mexican Bartender
Acquanetta
as Native Girl
Paul Bryar
as Gaffer
Helen Eby-Rock
as Phone Operator
Mae Clarke
as Mother
Hugh Beaumont
as Mr. Adkins
Sam Herrera
as Native Fisherman
Roque Ybarra
as Native Fisherman
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