The Paleface DVD


Bob Hope brings his own brand of laughing gas to the Wild West as a would-be "painless" dentist lassoed into marrying Jane Russell. She's a shapely outlaw turned undercover agent on the trail of some varmints selling guns to a hostile Indian tribe, and he's her unwitting cover. Hope cowers and cracks self-effacing jokes while bodies fall around him ("Brave men run in my family," he quips, then runs), but he's even funnier swaggering and sneering like a kid playing cowboy in a flamboyant costume apparently stolen from the Oklahoma! road show. The Paleface is one of... his best films, and the unflappable Russell is a great match. Theme song "Buttons and Bows" (which Hope delivers with a clowning mock twang) won an OscarĀ®, and the 1948 film spawned a sequel (Son of Paleface, costarring Roy Rogers and Trigger) and a remake (The Shakiest Gun in the West with Don Knotts). --Sean Axmaker [show more]

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27 April 2015
Fabulous Films 
87 minutes 
Dolby, PAL 
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Please note this is a region 2 DVD and will require a region 2 (Europe) or region Free DVD Player in order to play.  Bob Hope stars in this laugh-packed wild west spoof co-starring Jane Russell as a sexy Calamity Jane. Hope is a meek frontier dentist 'Painless' Peter Potter, who finds himself gun-slinging alongside the fearless Calamity as she fights off outlaws and Indians. This 1948 comedy classic, with a zany screenplay by Edmund Hartmann and Frank Tashlin, was Hope's first colour film, and went on to become his biggest box office success, winning an Academy Award for Best Song with 'Buttons and Bows'. So get ready to hitch up your funny bone, because wherever Hope roams,hilarity is sure to follow! A MUST HAVE MOVIE - INCLUDES THE SONG 'BUTTONS AND BOWS' BOB HOPE'S BIGGEST HIT

Bob Hope stars in this comedy western as Peter Potter, a timid student doing a correspondance course in dentistry while trying to make a living in the wild west. Seduced one day by a voluptuous and mysterious woman, Potter soon discovers that his new bride is none other than sharpshooter Calamity Jane (Jane Russell), on the trail of a gang of dangerous outlaws, and using Potter as cover while she remains in disguise. Before long, the inept Potter is caught up in all sorts of wild west antics.

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