powered by AFI
A wild West family wins a British valet in a poker game and passes him off as a nobleman.
In 1905, on a cricket field outside London, George Van Basingwell, a British gentleman, meets Mrs. Effie Floud, of the American nouveaux riches , and her daughter Agatha, who is beautiful but has coarse manners. George invites the Flouds to a borrowed country estate, because he has none, and hires a troupe of actors to pose as his aristocratic family. George's butler, "Humphrey," is played by American actor Arthur Tyler, who is broke and stranded in London. After repeatedly spilling trays of beverages on his co-star, who is impersonating George's mother, Lady Brinstead, "Humphrey" is fired. Effie then enthusiastically hires him for her estate in Big Squaw, New Mexico, hoping his cultured British demeanor will reform her down-to-earth husband. Mr. Floud misunderstands Effie's note informing him of Humphrey's arrival and tells the townsfolk that an earl is visiting. Humphrey agrees to pose as the earl, while dodging the efforts of Aggie's tough fiancé, Cart Belknap, to kill him for stealing his bride. President Theodore Roosevelt decides to pay Big Squaw a visit in order to meet the earl, and the town hopes that a good impression will win New Mexico a vote for statehood. Arthur, terrified, leaves town, but Aggie goes after him, and after he confesses his real identity, she convinces him to impersonate the earl for the president. The president and the earl get along famously until Arthur agrees to lead a fox hunt, even though he cannot even ride a horse. Aggie teaches him to ride and confesses her love. The next day, while the fox is being rubbed with gravy to entice the "hounds"--a motley mob of local house pets--Arthur feigns a hurt leg to avoid riding a wild horse. Cart smears Arthur's clothes with gravy, and after a chase with the dogs through the house, Cart finds Arthur's acting scrapbook and threatens to expose him. When Roosevelt comes to say good-bye to his good friend the earl, Cart exposes him. Aggie and Arthur are run out of town while driving a handcar on the railroad tracks. Just after Arthur assures Aggie that nothing could pull them apart, a train collides with them in a tunnel and the handcar is cut in half.
Cast & Crew
|MPAA Ratings:||Premiere Info:||not available|
|Release Date:||1950||Production Date:||
|Color/B&W:||Color (Technicolor)||Distributions Co:||Paramount Pictures Corp.|
|Sound:||Mono||Production Co:||Paramount Pictures Corp.|
Leonard Maltin Ratings & Review
LEONARD MALTIN MOVIE RATING
LEONARD MALTIN MOVIE REVIEW:
User Ratings & Review
This title has not been reviewed. Be the FIRST to write a review by CLICKING HERE >
User Ratings & Review
Marty Painter 2-21-2015 Fancy pants 1950
Marty Painter 2015-02-21
Fancy Pants 1950 is a good movie needs to be released on DVD AND Blu-ray and tcm please play fancy pants 1950 june 2015 oct 2015 nov 2015 dec 2015 soon
as a kid i watched this show and now am turning 50 its always on my mine and it was one of the best films i saw looking forward to the day i can purchase...
Lucy and Bob on a Roll
c velazquez 2009-10-11
Second teaming of Bob and Lucy proves to be another hit. Lucy looks lovely in color and is a fantastic co-star to Paramount's biggest star.