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Dudes Are Pretty People (1942)

Approved | | Short, Comedy, Romance | 13 March 1942 (USA)
In the first of the Roach Studio western "Streamliners" (followed by "Calaboose" and "Prairie Chickens') wandering cowboys Jimmy and Pidge are introduced as none-too-bright sons of the sage... See full summary »


Hal Roach Jr.


Donald Hough (story), Louis S. Kaye (screenplay) (as Louis Kaye)


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Cast overview:
Jimmy Rogers Jimmy Rogers ... Jimmy
Noah Beery Jr. ... Pidge Crosby
Marjorie Woodworth ... Marcia
Paul Hurst ... Two-Gun (chuck wagon cook)
Marjorie Gateson ... Aunt Elsie
Russell Gleason ... Brad Benton
Grady Sutton ... George Peyton
Jan Duggan ... Dude ranch guest
Sarah Edwards Sarah Edwards ... Miss Priddle, dude ranch owner
Oscar O'Shea ... Cardigan, working ranch owner
Joe Cunningham Joe Cunningham ... Joe


In the first of the Roach Studio western "Streamliners" (followed by "Calaboose" and "Prairie Chickens') wandering cowboys Jimmy and Pidge are introduced as none-too-bright sons of the sage, with Jimmy's role primarily to keep Pidge out of girl trouble. They are afoot, as Pidge had figured that two-pair in a poker game was worth betting their horses on. After a stint of rounding up wild Brahmas for rancher Cardigan with bad results, Pidge becomes smitten with a guest, Marcia at a neighboring dude ranch and takes a job there to be near her. Jimmy follows in order to "save" Pidge, with most of the last half of the film devoted to a skit where Jimmy has blacked out the windows in the bunkhouse in order to make Pidge think it is still night to cause him to stand-up Marcia. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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Girls, here are two great lovers and a thousand laughs! See more »








Release Date:

13 March 1942 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Amor, Ciúme & Cª See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Hal Roach Studios See more »
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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Did You Know?


This film was first telecast in New York City Sunday 7 November 1948 on WPIX (Channel 11), as part of their newly acquired series of three dozen Hal Roach feature film productions, originally theatrically released between 1931 and 1943, and now being syndicated for television broadcast by Regal Television Pictures. See more »


Followed by Calaboose (1943) See more »


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Sung by Marjorie Woodworth
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26 February 2008 | by Michael_ElliottSee all my reviews

Dudes Are Pretty People (1942)

* 1/2 (out of 4)

Hal Roach comedy directed by his son was the first of three films in the "Streamliners" series. Jimmy Rogers and Noah Beery, Jr. play cowboys who lose their horses in a poker game so they end up working at a "dude" ranch where Beery falls in love with a woman. Having seen Brokeback Mountain, there's a lot of jokes that could be made about this film but that would be giving it too much credit. While I somewhat enjoyed the second film in this series, this one here is poor from the start. The screenplay is poor and doesn't allow the actors anything to work with but I doubt either of them could have done much anyways.

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