THE COCKEYED COWBOYS OF CALICO COUNTY is a Western comedy film
released in April 1970 by
The film became Blocker's final role (besides his long-running role
as "Hoss Cartwright" on
* 1 Synopsis * 2 See also * 3 References * 4 External links
A simple-minded blacksmith named Charley, loved 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.