Dudes Are Pretty People


46m 1942
Dudes Are Pretty People

Brief Synopsis

A cowpoke falls hard for a pretty tourist.

Film Details

Genre
Comedy
Western
Release Date
Mar 13, 1942
Premiere Information
not available
Production Company
Hal Roach Studios, Inc.
Distribution Company
United Artists Corp.
Country
United States

Technical Specs

Duration
46m
Film Length
4,111ft

Synopsis

Unemployed Montana cowboys Pidge and Jim are hired by the Corrigan ranch to round up some fierce Brahma bulls and brand them. When they complete their task with ease, ranch foreman Joe hires them for steady work. Pidge becomes smitten with Marcia, who is vacationing at a neighboring dude ranch with her fiancé Brad and his aunt, Elsie. When Marcia, an incurable flirt, leads Pidge to believe that she is also interested in him, he takes a job at the dude ranch to be near her. Jim, knowing that Pidge's infatuations always get him into trouble, leaves the Corrigan ranch and is hired at the dude ranch as a tenor, even though he cannot sing. Jim tries to convince Pidge that Marcia is playing him for a fool, but Pidge refuses to heed his advice, until Jim insists that Marcia and Brad have "an understanding." Pidge leaves the ranch that night, but returns the next morning to reunite with Marcia. On the day that Marcia is scheduled to leave the ranch, Jim mischievously tries to make Pidge believe that the day is actually night, then convinces Pidge that he has a fever by putting a tray of hot coals under his bed. Pidge becomes wise to the ruse when his bed catches on fire, however, and Jim gets Joe's help in devising a new plan. The next day, Joe and his ranch hands impersonate a sheriff's posse and claim to be looking for Pidge for deserting an Indian wife and child. Brad is outraged that Pidge would desert his family and goes after him with a gun. Marcia is so impressed by her fiancé's determination that she ardently kisses him within view of Pidge, who finally accepts that Marcia and Brad are destined for each other. Pidge and Jim then leave for Nevada looking for more work.

Film Details

Genre
Comedy
Western
Release Date
Mar 13, 1942
Premiere Information
not available
Production Company
Hal Roach Studios, Inc.
Distribution Company
United Artists Corp.
Country
United States

Technical Specs

Duration
46m
Film Length
4,111ft

Quotes

Trivia

Notes

This film is the first of a trilogy featuring Jimmy Rogers and Noah Beery, Jr. as cowboys "Jim" and "Pidge." It was followed by Calaboose and Prairie Chickens (see below). Dudes Are Pretty People was shot on location at Lone Pine, Triumphal Canyon in Malibu, and Chatsworth, CA, and marked the feature debut of Rogers, the son of renowned American humorist Will Rogers. The film was also one of Hal Roach's "streamlined features," a series of short comedies intended to fill the second half of a double bill. The first streamlined feature was the 1941 film Tanks a Million (see below).