Dudes Are Pretty People (1942)

Genres - Comedy, Western  |   Sub-Genres - Comedy Western  |   Run Time - 43 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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The 43-minute Hal Roach "streamliner" Dudes are Pretty People was one of three films teaming Jimmy Rogers (son of Will) with Noah Beery Jr. (son of Noah Sr.) Our heroes play Jimmy and Pidge (Beery's real-life nickname), a pair of cowhands who work near a posh dude ranch. A bit slow on the uptake, Pidge is easily taken in by the amorous machinations of fickle blonde tourist Marcia (Marjorie Woodworth). Jimmy tries to break up this romance by pretending that Pidge is already married, and when this fails he stages a phony holdup. Neither of these strategies does much to liven up the picture, which would remain one of the dullest of the Roach efforts of the 1940s. For TV, Dudes are Pretty People has been combined with another Rogers-Beery streamliner, the 46-minute Calaboose.



deception, dude-ranch, tourist, friendship