The Cockeyed Cowboys of Calico County is a 1970 American Western comedy film by Universal Studios, directed by Anton Leader and Ranald MacDougall, and starring Dan Blocker and Nanette Fabray, with a supporting cast featuring Jim Backus, Mickey Rooney, Wally Cox, Jack Elam, Noah Beery, Jr. and Don "Red" Barry. MacDougal wrote the screenplay. This movie is in the public domain. The film became Blocker's final role (besides his long-running role as "Hoss Cartwright" on Bonanza) before his premature death from complications arising from gall bladder surgery in May 1972. In late 2010 the Encore Westerns channel began showing this film intermittently on their schedule.
1 Synopsis 2 See also 3 References 4 External links
Synopsis A simple-minded blacksmith named Charley, beloved by the townsfolk, saves for a year to send for a mail-order bride. When Charley and many of the townsfolk gather at the train station to greet the woman on her scheduled arrival date, she fails to appear and Charley is publicly embarrassed. Realizing that he has been suckered out of his savings and feeling like a fool, Charley plans to leave the town for good. Charley is the town’s only blacksmith and no one else is available to replace him. In order to persuade him to stay, the townsfolk recruit a saloon girl named Sadie to pose as Charley’s mail-order bride. As Charley is a straight-and-narrow sort of person, he has never been in the saloon and does not immediately recognize the woman for who she really is. The film is about Charley’s simple-minded efforts to see through the deceit and the townspeople’s efforts to maintain the fiction that a saloon girl is as pure as the driven snow. See also
List of American films of 1970
^ Examiner.com "Bonanza Fans Can Now Enjoy Dan Blocker in a Different Role"
Cockeyed Cowboys of Calico County on IMDb
v t e
Films directed by Ranald MacDougall
Queen Bee (1955) Man on Fire (1957) The World, the Flesh and the Devil (1959) The Subterraneans (1960) Go Naked in the World (1961) The Cockeyed Cowboys of Calico County (1970)
This 1970s Western film–related article is a stub. You can help by expanding it.
v t e
This film article about a 1970s comedy is a stub. You can help by expandi