The Dude Goes West (1948)

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Eastern gunsmith Daniel Bone goes out west to ply his trade, encounters a girl searching for the murderer of her father.

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  • Binnie Barnes and Gilbert Roland in The Dude Goes West (1948)
  • Binnie Barnes and Gilbert Roland in The Dude Goes West (1948)
  • Eddie Albert, Frank Ellis, and James Gleason in The Dude Goes West (1948)
  • Eddie Albert and James Gleason in The Dude Goes West (1948)

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9 August 2001 | kelleym-1
Terrific little overlooked, unconventional, Western
Kind of a cross between "Destry Rides Again" and Bob Hope's "Paleface" series, this little sleeper of a film takes a good-hearted book-learned innocent whose skills with a gun (learned for his job, that of gunsmith) are no more important than his wisdom and mind.

Considering this movie was made in the late 40's it's quite revolutionary in its approach to the Western traditions -- the roles of indians, women and "bad guys" being held up and examined in very interesting ways. In that respect its comedic sensibilities make it a very good time indeed.

Make no mistake about it -- this isn't a very deep film. However it will make for a very enjoyable 90 minutes whether you like Westerns or not. Eddie Albert and all the supporting cast turn in very credible performances. It made me wish they had had made the sequel this was so obviously setup for (they didn't).

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