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Westward Ho-Hum (1941)

Edgar, his wife and his brother-in-law are riding through the desert in a convertible to see a restaurant that Edgar has purchased sight unseen. They camp in a ghost town and Edgar sees a "... See full summary »

Director:

Clem Beauchamp

Writers:

Clem Beauchamp (story), George Jeske (story)
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Cast

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Edgar Kennedy ... Edgar
Sally Payne ... Sally
Jack Rice Jack Rice ... Sally's Brother
Ernie Adams
Ethan Laidlaw
Glenn Strange
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Edgar, his wife and his brother-in-law are riding through the desert in a convertible to see a restaurant that Edgar has purchased sight unseen. They camp in a ghost town and Edgar sees a "Gold Nugget Restaurant" sign and it dawns on him that is his purchase. Inside, Edgar runs into two outlaws who force him to drive them to the next town. Unknown to Edgar, Sally lassos the renegades out of the back seat, while Edgar drives on in his (usual) blissful state of ignorance. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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Comedy | Western | Short

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 September 1941 (USA) See more »

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RKO Radio Pictures See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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The Mild West
28 May 2018 | by bobliptonSee all my reviews

Edgar has bought a restaurant, sight unseen, in what turns out to be a ghost town. He takes wife Sally & brother-in-law Jack Rice to inspect their new investment .... and run into a couple of bank robbers hiding out where no one but an idiot would go.

There's a long sequence in the middle, shot wild and with sound effects added that to the modern eye looks pretty much like silent comed technique, except, of course, for the undercranking that would have added a great deal of liveliness to the action. Still, it's a good chance to see Edgar in his primal medium; he had been a comic with Sennett's Keystone three decades earlier.

Sally Payne was one of the three or four actresses who played Edgar's wife at various times in his COMMON MAN series for RKO from 1933-1948. She appeared in half a dozen of them, but retired from the screen in 1943 to raise a family.


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