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Fuzzy Settles Down (1944)

Wishing to settle down, Fuzzy uses his reward money to buy a newspaper. He then raises money for the new telegraph line. When it is stolen, Barlowe incites the towns people to hang him. But his pal Billy Carson is at work to clear him.

Director:

Sam Newfield

Writers:

Louise Rousseau (story), Louise Rousseau (screenplay)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Buster Crabbe ... Billy Carson
Falcon Falcon ... Falcon
Al St. John ... Fuzzy Jones (as Al 'Fuzzy' St. John)
Patti McCarty Patti McCarty ... Edith Martin (as Patti McCarthy)
Charles King ... Lafe Barlow
John Merton ... Henchman Pete
Frank McCarroll ... Henchman Rusty
Hal Price ... Sheriff Sam of Red Rock
John Elliott ... John Martin (Newspaper Editor)
Ed Cassidy ... Weaver (Rancher)
Robert F. Hill ... Bidder for Newspaper (as Robert Hill)
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Storyline

Billy Carson and Fuzzy Jones have just collected a reward and Fuzzy indulges in a dream of getting away from the hectic life he has been leading and wants to settle down. They arrive in Red Rock just as the newspaper is being sold at foreclosure and, despite the attempts by Lafe Barlow to intimidate him from bidding. Fuzzy finds himself the owner of a newspaper. Fuzzy meets Edith Martin, daughter of the former owner, and unthinkingly commits himself to carrying on her father's policy of bringing a telegraph line to Red Rock. For reason of his own, Barlow is against this and has his henchmen wage a campaign of terror against the ranchers and citizens. Before long, Billy who had been lazily indifferent to everything connected to Fuzzy and his newspaper, decides to take a hand on the side of the good guys. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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FUZZY SETTLES DOWN-To an Easy Chair...But Death Lurks at his Footstool! See more »


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 June 1944 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Fuzzy und die heiße Presse See more »

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Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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The earliest documented telecast of this film in the New York City area was Saturday 2 October 1948 on WATV (Channel 13), which broadcast from Newark, New Jersey, and was the first independent television station in the New York City market. See more »

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If you keep an eye on Fuzzy when he leaves the newspaper office the first time, the amount of printer's ink on his face increases by the time he picks up his beer at the saloon. See more »

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Fuzzy Steals the Show!
4 March 2004 | by stevehaynieSee all my reviews

Of all of the B Western sidekicks, Smiley Burnette was the only one to get top billing in a B Western. Fuzzy Settles Down should have had Al St. John with top billing in the credits. As Fuzzy Q. Jones, St. John is the title character and he has the most screen time. Buster Crabbe, as Billy Carson, is a strong hero, but he really is like a "reverse sidekick" for most of the movie. It is strange, but in the way that sidekicks usually said things to build up the image of the hero, Billy Carson's words and actions work to strengthen Fuzzy's character.

Fuzzy earns reward money (with Billy's help) for catching two bank robbers. He is determined to use that money to settle down somewhere. When Fuzzy and Billy happen to ride into a town where the local newspaper is up for auction, Fuzzy decides to buy it. They use the newspaper to help rid the town of local bandits. Billy Carson moves the plot along at all the right times, but it is only at the climax of the movie that he does anything significant.

Al St. John was usually a better actor than the lead actors he supported, and the people at PRC must have been aware of it. He absolutely knew how to entertain and draw attention to himself while on screen. This movie is his showcase. If you are a fan of Fuzzy Q. Jones, this movie spotlights his character more than usual.


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