Son of Paleface (1952) - Rotten Tomatoes

Son of Paleface (1952)

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In this very good sequel to "The Paleface," which stands perfectly well alone, Hope plays Junior, the son of his character in the preceding film. An Eastern dude who arrives in the west driving a horseless carriage in goggles and carcoat with a crimson H for Harvard on his chest, Junior seeks the inheritance left behind by his father, reputedly a western legend. Russell leads a gang of outlaws who steal gold shipments and escape capture by virtue of a covered bridge with a secret ramp that leads underneath it. Rogers plays a government agent tracking Russell, undercover as a singing cowboy (hardly a stretch, but it fits the story seamlessly) traveling with a doc and his medicine wagon. Russell is drawn to Junior's inheritance, and Rogers lies in wait for her to strike. However, as in the first film, the plot merely supports the slapstick, one-liners, unabashed anachronisms, and satire of western films. As funny as its predecessor, it ends with a final chase scene involving a horseless carriage, banana peels, stunts by Rogers, and a hostile tribe. "Buttons and Bows," the Oscar-winning Best Song from "The Paleface", is reprised here.

Cast

Bob Hope
as Junior
Lloyd Corrigan
as Doc Lovejoy
Paul E. Burns
as Ebenezer Hawkins
Douglas Dumbrille
as Sheriff McIntyre
Iron Eyes Cody
as Indian Chief
Robert L. Welch
as Guest Spot
Cecil B. DeMille
as Guest Spot
Bing Crosby
as Guest Spot
Felice Richmond
as Genevieve
Lyle Moraine
as Bank Clerk Weaverly
Hank Mann
as Bartender
Michael A. Cirillo
as Micky the Bartender
Anne Dore
as She-Devil
Hazel Boyne
as Old Lady
Wally Boyle
as Perkins
Oliver Blake
as Telegrapher
Rose Plummer
as Townswoman
Geraldine Farnum
as Cigarette Girl
Louise Lane
as Dance-Hall Cuty
Joann Arnold
as Dance-Hall Cuty
Marie Shaw
as Dance-Hall Cuty
Blanche Renze
as Dance-Hall Cuty
Sue Carlton
as Girls in Bedroom Scene
Valerie Vernon
as Girls in Bedroom Scene
Jonathan Hale
as Governor
Jean Willes
as Penelope
Jack Pepper
as Customer in Restaurant
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Critic Reviews for Son of Paleface

All Critics (9)

Irresistible sagebrush jamboree

June 1, 2015 | Full Review…
CinePassion

smashes it out of the ball park

May 30, 2009 | Rating: 5/5 | Full Review…
Filmcritic.com

One of the rare sequels that is clearly better than the original.

April 15, 2007 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

A solid Western spoof, but not as funny as the original.

November 14, 2002 | Rating: 3/5
Journal and Courier (Lafayette, IN)

Wild, cartoonish comedy. Possibly Hope's masterpiece.

October 22, 2002 | Rating: 5/5
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

Audience Reviews for Son of Paleface

½

Much more funny than the original.

Anthony Valletta
Anthony Valletta

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