Cockeyed Cowboys of Calico County (1-May-1970)|
Director: Tony Leader
Writer: Ranald MacDougall
Music: Lyn Murray
Producer: Ranald MacDougall
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Review by steve dodrill (posted on 28-Aug-2005)
Of all the western genre, this work is one of the funniest movies ever made, and by coincedence, made on purpose. Dan Blocker, the only town blacksmith, plays the usual rube trying to just make his life better by getting a mail order bride. When he gets "stiffed", he begins to leave town. When a very dimwitted "mountain man" discovers this, he hurries to the local bar where all the "respectable" town businessmen are congregating and informs them of this situation. They become very concerned as they will have no one to keep their town running and so they concoct a plan to have the local saloon hussy become quickly respectable and pose as the woman who stood Blocker up. The tale goes from there and gets more and more funny as the plot thickens. Jack Elam, the best villan, or dupe ever, is a near blind bounty hunter and his role will make you fall over laughing. Mickey Rooney, a superb commedian in any role, outdoes himself with some of his lines and actions. Jim Backus, Nannette Fabre and Noah Berry are great in their roles as well. This movie has so many subtle scenes, lines, and events, it takes at least three if not more times to watch it to really pick up on all the cast did during this movie. It's a shame it never has been brought to DVD for more to enjoy, movies like that don't get made any more.
Review by anonymous (posted on 2-May-2006)
This is a great
film. It is a western-screwball-romantic comedy. Jack Cassidy loses his
temper when he is locked up in jail by mistake and tries to explain the
mistake to Jack Elam, a grizzled bounty hunter with spectacles so thick
they hide his eyes. The talent of the cast is what makes this film so
unforgettable (I haven't seen it since it was released in the
theaters). Another movie in similar vein was Dirty Dingus McGee with
Frank Sinatra and George Kennedy.
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