The Paleface

The Paleface

DVD - 2002
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A timid frontier dentist finds himself gunslinging alongside the fearless Calamity Jane as she fights off outlaws and Indians.


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Feb 08, 2017

A remake of "The Paleface" (Universal Pictures, 1948), starring Bob Hope and Jane Russell.
Tastes vary, but I like the 1948 film better -- to my mind, Jane Russel made a better (reforming) outlaw Calamity Jane.

Nov 03, 2016

"The Paleface" made 3.5 $million in 1948 but it took me three days to watch it because I couldn't watch more than 30 minutes at a siting. Jane Russel was 27 years old and very fetching. But this is Bob Hope vehicle. He was 45, full of energy, plenty of one liners, and overall boring as hell. No one else would be able to pull off such inanity like Hope could. To make a pun, without Hope this might have actually been an interesting plot line. I also want to say that one viewer, Joseph, brings in politically correct ways of viewing life and Indians. Get off your soap box. This was 1948 and people weren't looking to see real violence in Indians, which is what they would have seen towards white men and especially white women that fell under their power.

Dec 10, 2009

Fair - The Paleface (1948) 91 min. Below average vehicle for Bob Hope as he's seen as a hero after shooting 12 Native Americans attacking a west-bound stage coach. What Bob Hope doesn't realize is that he fell into a government initiative to find out who's been selling ammunition to the Native Americans. Released in 1948, you could just imagine the stereotypes of the Native American demonstrated - politically incorrect in every way. The comedy is not up to par for a Bob Hope film that uses verbal banter as its thrust in enticing one to laugh. The film was won an Oscar in 1949 for Best Song - "Buttons and Bows".


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