Son of Paleface

A superior sequel to the original Hope/Russell vehicle, The Paleface, which Tashlin co-wrote. Again it's the tale of a timid braggart who falls in with a far more able woman (here an outlaw on the run from Rogers' federal marshal), and it's tailor-made for Hope's cowardly bluster and Russell's sassy sensuality. What's more, the verbal gags are nicely complemented by Tashlin's brashly wacky visual slapstick, which - like his later work - takes great pleasure in spoofing/deconstructing the genre to which the film subscribes.

Release details

Duration: 95 mins

Cast and crew

Director: Frank Tashlin
Screenwriter: Joseph Quillan, Robert L Welch, Frank Tashlin
Cast: Jane Russell
Bob Hope
Roy Rogers
Bill Williams
Douglass Dumbrille
Harry Von Zell
Lloyd Corrigan
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