Passed | | Comedy, Musical, Western
The Marx Brothers come to the rescue in the Wild West when a young man, trying to settle an old family feud so he can marry the girl he loves, runs afoul of crooks.
The name of Groucho Marx's character, "S. Quentin Quale", caused a stir when the film was first released due to the subtle but clear joke: the use of the term "San Quentin quail", which means "jail bait".
S. Quentin Quale:
You know, it's stimulating when two giant intellects get together.
Quentin claims he's met Grigory Rasputin (1869-1916). The film is set in 1870, when Rasputin was only a year old. This is not presented as an anachronism for the sake of a gag like the Don Ameche/The Story of Alexander Graham Bell (1939) business.
Opening card: Foreword: In 1851, Horace Greeley uttered a phrase that did much to change the history of these United States. He said: Go West, young man, go west. This is the story of three men who made Horace Greeley sorry he said it.