Calaboose (1943)

Genres - Western  |   Sub-Genres - B-Western, Comedy Western  |   Run Time - 45 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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Though the 45-minute Calaboose was the second of three Hal Roach "streamliners" teaming Jimmy Rogers (son of Will) and Noah Beery Jr., it was the third to be released. Rogers and Beery play a couple of laid-back itinerant cowobys who wander into a small western town. Here they meet sheriff's daughter Doris Lane (Mary Brian), a staunch believer in the rehabilitation of criminals. Smitten by Doris, the boys contrive to get themselves arrested by her dad (William B. Davidson), who, in accordance with Doris' wishes, runs his jail like a luxury hotel. The plot thickens when desperate gangster Sluggsy Baker (Marc Lawrence) shows up in town-and Sluggsy just can't see things Doris' way so far as reforming is concerned. For its 1980s TV release, Calaboose was coupled with another 45-minute Roach streamliner, Dudes are Pretty People.

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cowboy, daughter, gangster, love, rehabilitation [physical therapy], romance, sheriff