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The Paleface (1948 film)

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Director  Norman Z. McLeod
Sequel  Son of Paleface
Country  United States
7/10 IMDb

4.3/5 Amazon

Genre  Comedy, Western
Music director  Victor Young
Language  English
The Paleface (1948 film) movie poster
Writer  Jack Rose, Melville Shavelson
Release date  December 24, 1948 (1948-12-24)
Cast  Bob Hope ('Painless' Peter Potter), Jane Russell (Calamity Jane), Robert Armstrong (Terris), Iris Adrian (Pepper), Bobby Watson (Toby Preston), Jackie Searl (Jasper Martin)
Similar movies  The Paleface and Son of Paleface are part of the same movie series
Tagline  Like Merry Xmas and Happy New Year...They belong together!

The Paleface is a 1948 Technicolor comedy Western directed by Norman Z. McLeod, starring Bob Hope as "Painless Potter" and Jane Russell as Calamity Jane. In the film, Hope sings the song "Buttons and Bows" (by Jay Livingston and Ray Evans). The song won the Academy Award for Best Song that year.


The Paleface (1948 film) movie scenes

The film had a sequel, Son of Paleface, in 1952. In 1968, Don Knotts remade the film as The Shakiest Gun in the West.

The Paleface (1948 film) movie scenes


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Peter "Painless" Potter (Bob Hope) is a dentist of doubtful competence. Out west, after the partner of Calamity Jane (Jane Russell) is killed while trying to discover who's been illegally selling guns to Indians, the cowardly Painless ends up married to Jane, who needs to keep her true identity a secret.

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One day while protecting everyone during a hold-up, Jane gives all the credit to Painless, who becomes the townsfolk's "brave" new hero.


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  • Bob Hope as Painless Potter
  • Jane Russell as Calamity Jane
  • Robert Armstrong as Terris
  • Iris Adrian as Pepper (singing voice dubbed by Annette Warren)
  • Bobby Watson as Toby Preston (as Robert Watson)
  • Jackie Searl as Jasper Martin (as Jack Searl)
  • Joseph Vitale as Indian Scout
  • Charles Trowbridge as Gov. Johnson
  • Clem Bevans as Hank Billings
  • Jeff York as Big Joe
  • Stanley Andrews as Commissioner Emerson
  • Wade Crosby as Jeb
  • Chief Yowlachie as Chief Yellow Feather
  • Iron Eyes Cody as Chief Iron Eyes
  • John Maxwell as Village gossip
  • Tom Kennedy as Bartender
  • Henry Brandon as Wapato (Medicine Man)
  • Francis McDonald as Lance
  • Frank Hagney as Greg
  • Skelton Knaggs as Pete
  • Olin Howland as Undertaker
  • George Chandler as First Patient
  • Nestor Paiva as Second Patient
  • Reception

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    The film earned $3.5 million in rentals in the US in 1948.

    The Paleface (1948 film) The Paleface Hollywoods Golden Age

    The film is recognized by American Film Institute in these lists:

  • 2004: AFI's 100 Years...100 Songs:
  • "Buttons and Bows" – #87
  • Radio adaptations

    The Paleface was presented on Stars in the Air March 6, 1952. The 30-minute adaptation starred Bob Hope and Jane Russell recreating the roles they had in the film. Hope and Russell also starred in a March 3, 1950, adaptation on Screen Directors Playhouse.


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