Jack Cassady as Panama Jack, has been one of my favorites ever sense first time I watch it on T. Charley Dan Blocker is the kindly but simple-minded blacksmith who sends a year's earnings back East for a mail-order bride. A minister arrives and performs the marriage ceremony as Sadie tends his wound. McWatt Olimpia Carlisi as Luciana Marcel Dalio as Old Man in Whorehouse Liam Dunn as Father Norman Fell as First Sgt. It had some really great stars of the era.
Jim Backus is the Sheriff who runs for Mayor. But since he's the only blacksmith around, the people decide to hatch a plan to keep Charley around. Jim Backus is the sheriff who runs for mayor. Jim Backus is the Sheriff who runs for Mayor. The townspeople recruit the new saloon-girl Sadie Nanette Fabray to pose as the bride-to-be so the residents will retain the services of the blacksmith. Cathcart Richard Benjamin as Maj. Bester, the henpecked husband of his harridan wife Marge Champion.
It is a western-screwball-romantic comedy. . Charley, given a second chance, is informed of Sadie's whereabouts by the townswomen, who are eager to have Sadie married; when he goes after her, she punches him in the mouth. The saddened giant plans to leave town. The townspeople recruit the new saloon-girl Sadie Nanette Fabray to pose as the bride-to-be so the residents will retain the services of the blacksmith. I compare it with other fine comedy westerns such as Water Hole 3 with James Coburn, Support your local sheriff with James Garner, The over the hill gang with Walter Brennan etc.
When he and the town turn out for the woman's arrival at the train station, he is embarrassed when she never appears. Charley Dan Blocker is the kindly but simple-minded blacksmith who sends a year's earnings back East for a mail-order bride. When he and the town turn out for the woman's arrival at the train station, he is embarrassed when she never appears. Staunch, the unofficial mayor, persuades Sadie, a bar girl at the local saloon, to pose as the missing bride from Boston. Marshall Henry Jones as Hanson Stubby Kaye as Bartender James McCallion as Dr.
It promotes high morals and is the kind of movie that the whole family can watch. Packed with great laughs and touching performances, the movie teaches some of life's great lessons about beauty truly being in the eye of the beholder, love, stereotyping, and yes, even Christianity and forgiveness. When he and the town turn out for the woman's arrival at the train station, he is embarrassed when she never appears. Perhaps a scene or two more to contrast her relationship to Panama Jack with her newly-discovered capacity to deeply love a man who is not a Western stereotype but probably closer to the majority of men actually living in the post-Civil War West , the unarmed, simple rough-cut but still part of Victorian America--blacksmith named Charlie. It was both entertaining and innocent. My fondest wish is that someone from the Westerns channel would happen onto this gem and pick it up for broadcast during family viewing hours.
We would love to see your review. When he and the town turn out. Mickey Rooney, Stubby Kaye, Iron Eyes Cody and Jack Cassidy also appear in this western comedy. 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. Most of the many popular actors that are in this movie have sense pasted away after the making of it. I can't remember if it was a Disney film, but it reminds me of some of the later Disney works such as 'The Apple Dumpling Gang', mostly because of the type of comic support appearing in both movies.
When he and the town turn out for the woman's arrival at the train station, he is embarrassed when she never appears. Mickey Rooney should have got a oscar for his short scene where they are trying to get rid of jack Cassidy by having Jack. The tale goes from there and gets more and more funny as the plot thickens. Dan Blocker, the only town blacksmith, plays the usual rube trying to just make his life better by getting a mail order bride. 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. I enjoyed some very comic moments: Jack Elam plays a half-crazed, legally blind bounty hunter with thick spectacles, teaching his finger how to read a wanted poster; Jack Cassidy ends up in jail and loses his temper because the one locking him up is too stupid to understand he's got the wrong man; Nannette Fabray gives the burly Dan Blocker a big roundhouse punch which seals their romance. Mickey Rooney, Stubby Kaye, Iron Eyes Cody, and Jack Cassidy appeared in this western comedy.
In the Wild West, Charley Dan Blocker , a blacksmith, is a nice man but not the smartest in his little town. John Yossarian Bob Balaban as Capt. » I really loved this movie and have seen it many times. The cast of Cockeyed Cowboys of Calico County - 1970 includes: Jim Backus as Staunch Ray Ballard as Carson Tom Basham as Traveler Dan Blocker as Charley Hamilton Camp as Mr. Very few seem to know of it and it is little hard to find, but well worth the watching if your into excellent western comedies. I rate it on a 1 to 10 scale as 10+. Dan Blocker is funny in his innocent way.
Bester, the henpecked husband of his harridan wife Marge Champion. Blocker eventually discovers the ruse, but since. Mickey Rooney, Stubby Kaye, Iron Eyes Cody, and Jack Cassidy appeared in this western comedy. Do you know something we don't? And when his quest for a mail-order bride is fruitless, he's embarrassed and threatens to ditch. The saddened giant plans to leave town.
There a lot of subplots that are slapstick. There were great performances by supporting comic actors also. Dan Blocker and the rest of the cast do a bang up job of funny one liners and great sight gags. The townspeople recruit the new saloon-girl Sadie to pose as the bride-to-be so. Howell on Gilligan's Island Actor 10-Aug-1913 1-Nov-1994 Rocky on The Rockford Files Actor 10-Dec-1928 13-May-1972 Hoss on Bonanza Actor 30-Oct-1934 2-Oct-2005 Voice of GizmoDuck Actor 5-Mar-1927 12-Dec-1976 The Eiger Sanction Dancer 2-Sep-1919 Show Boat Actor 3-Apr-1904 4-Jan-1999 Keep America Beautiful Actor 6-Dec-1924 15-Feb-1973 Mr. When his mail-order bride fails to show up at the train station on her designated arrival date, blacksmith Blocker threatens to pack up and leave town to escape the humiliation. Mickey Rooney, a superb commedian in any role, outdoes himself with some of his lines and actions.