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Callaway Went Thataway

Callaway Went Thataway(1951)

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  • A true gem

    • Judy
    • 8/10/13

    A very true gem of a movie - poking a little fun at the serial westerns. I thoroughly enjoyed the way it even poked a little fun at the 'giants' of Hollywood at the time of its making....I laughed out loud when the photos of the actors were presented to the Callaway 'look-a-like' and he made the mistake of naming Mickey Rooney to the Cary Grant photo!! And the later scene....when he ran into 'Sam' aka Clark Gable was priceless...Overall an enjoyable film.

  • UNEXPECTED DELIGHT!

    • Henry Hoffman
    • 8/8/13

    I don't agree (w/ the above observation) that the script was"weak"; rather, it is clever, funny & (esp) character-driven. Also, Fred MacMurray supports the film w/ the watchability of an adept comic; his breezy throwaway (slightly moral) carnie is infested w/ a show business factory smarts that allows the story to get told. Dorothy McGuire is disarmingly sexy & her & Howard Keel have a real exchange of warmth & charm. A diversion well-received on this end.

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    • Mr. Blandings
    • 8/31/11

    While Keel does a good job of convincingly playing two disparate characters, overall he is bland and there is no chemistry between him and Dorothy McGuire. Also, it is strange seeing Fred MacMurray reduced to a guest star role, and an unlikeable fellow at that. Mildly entertaining but held back by a weak script.

  • a all star salute to the B western cowboy

    • jesse
    • 5/26/11

    Many today forget that the B western cowboys ruled the screen, and tv screens at this time, this film as a great look at that part of Hollywood history, it also shows not all stars were as caring in their images as say Roy Rogers, Gene Autry, Hop Along and many others, but some were hard drinking, brawling, women chasers that just played the clean cut all Amercian cowboy on the screen.

  • Yippe-cay-yay-A movie all the way

    • Chris in Vegas
    • 5/30/09

    I almost didn't watch this, but once it got moving I couldn't stop. Witty and completely enjoyable. It spans many genres and is an early and clever poke of fun at advertising. Not mentioned often and not easily found, this deserves to be rediscovered by modern fans. Makes the cowboy figure endearing and is a feather in the cap for its' stars. Well written, comes to a proper ending, and is utterly delightful.

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