Academy Awards 1948 -
Best Original Song: Jay Livingston & Ray Evans
"Paleface" features Bob Hope in what is considered by many to be his best film role. He plays a cowardly dentist who hides behind the skirts of beautiful Calamity Jane (Jane Russell). Academy Awards: Best Song ("Buttons and Bows").
Western spoof about cowardly dentist "Painless" Peter Potter who is drawn into a Government operation to track down gun smugglers when he falls for beautiful gunfighter Calamity Jane.
Theatrical Release |
Stars Bob Hope and Jane Russell reappeared in the Frank Tashlin-directed sequel, "Son of Paleface" (1952).
Remade with Don Knotts in 1968 as "The Shakiest Gun in the West."
Additional cast: Jeff York (Joe), Wade Crosby (Jeb), John Maxwell (Village Gossip), Frank Hagney (Greg), and Skelton Knaggs (Pete).