The Paleface
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Bob Hope's Technicolor western spoof The Paleface was one of the comedian's biggest box-office hits. Hope plays Painless Potter, a hopelessly inept dentist who heads west to seek his fortune. Meanwhile, buxom female outlaw Calamity Jane (Jane Russell) is engaged in undercover work on behalf of the government, in the hopes of earning a pardon for her past crimes. Jane is on the lookout for notorious gun-runner Robert Armstrong. To put up an innocent front, Jane marries the befuddled Potter, then keeps the criminals at bay by convincing everyone that Potter is a rootin'-tootin'… More
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 100%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"The plot is slender and silly, but Bob Hope and Jane Russell have some good moments in a comedy that was very popualar and led to an equally popular sequel."
‑ Emanuel Levy, EmanuelLevy.Com
"This Technicolor western spoof is probably Bob Hope's finest film role."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"Funny Hope western farce, but inferior to its sequel "Son of Paleface.""
‑ Steve Crum, Kansas City Kansan
"Hope at his best, but he went it one better with SON OF PALEFACE"
‑ Ken Hanke, Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
"Hope at his peak; Russell in top form; a winner."
‑ Bob Bloom, Journal and Courier (Lafayette, IN)
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