Grand Canyon (1949)

Genres - Comedy, Western  |   Sub-Genres - Showbiz Comedy  |   Run Time - 65 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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When bucolic character comic Grady Sutton shows up as a pistol packin' Westerner in Grand Canyon, your suspicions are confirmed; this oater is supposed to be a spoof. A movie company comes to the Grand Canyon area to shoot a B-western. Pompous leading man James Millican breaks his leg and is replaced by local mule jockey Richard Arlen. The novice actor has to be literally led by the hand by leading lady Mary Beth Hughes (no Oscar prospect himself), but everything is roses by fadeout time. Reed Hadley, steadfast narrator/star of such TV crime series as Racket Squad and Public Defender, is given a rare opportunity to make funny as the western's director.

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actor, amateur, filmmaker, movie, director, injury, traveling, canyon