Jiggs and Maggie out West (1950)

Genres - Comedy, Crime  |   Sub-Genres - Slapstick  |   Run Time - 66 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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Monogram's Bringing Up Father series, based on the popular comic strip by George McManus, hit a high point of sorts with 1950's Jiggs and Maggie Out West. Joe Yule Sr. (Mickey Rooney's father) and Rene Riano are perfectly cast as nouveau riche Jiggs and Maggie, who head thataway when Maggie inherits a goldmine. As usual, Maggie spends her time trying to climb the frontier social ladder, while down-to-earth Jiggs is more interested in finding a plate of corned beef and cabbage. Dinty Moore, Jiggs' favorite pubkeeper, is played by Tim Ryan; he is brought into the plot as the owner of a western saloon. The climax finds Jiggs and Maggie facing certain death at the hands of an outlaw named Snake Bite (Jim Bannon), who hopes to claim the mine for his own. Artist George McManus, who started Bringing Up Father way back in the early 1900s, makes a gag appearance as himself.

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bad-guy, cowboy, good-guy, inheritance, gold-mine, mine, west