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Prairie Chickens (1943)

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48 min | Action, Comedy, Western

Another in the Roach "streamliner" series of semi-westerns top-billing Jimmy Rogers (Jimmy) and Noah Beery, Jr. (Pidge) as out-of-work cowhands. This one is a showcase - in some instances too much so - for oft-times screen-drunk Jack ...See moreAnother in the Roach "streamliner" series of semi-westerns top-billing Jimmy Rogers (Jimmy) and Noah Beery, Jr. (Pidge) as out-of-work cowhands. This one is a showcase - in some instances too much so - for oft-times screen-drunk Jack Norton (Henry Lewis Clark III) who takes no drinks here but gets the same results from popping vitamin pills. Clark is coming West to take a look at his 35,000 acre ranch that only has 1500 head of cattle on it according to crooked ranch foreman Albertson, which is basically correct since Albertson and his henchmen have rustled the other 4,000 head. Albertson talks the town civic leaders, including hotel proprietor Jefferson Gilbert, into staging a three-day welcoming party for Clark to keep him away from the ranch while trucks are hauling off the cattle. Thanks to Clark's chauffeur Farnsworth, who gives the stranded Jimmy and Pidge a lift, Pidge is mistaken for Clark. Also enter a tour bus filled with the likes of Marjorie Woodworth, Rosemary LaPlance, Noel Neill, Nancy Brinckman and others who are guaranteed to dress up the scenery. The mistaken identity angle carries things for a while, and then all hands - Jimmy, Pidge, Clark, Farnsworth and the Bus girls - end up at Clark's "haunted" ranch house and are involved in a prolonged, mostly-unfunny, sequence where Albertson and crew are trying to scare them away. Written by Les Adams See less
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Arnold Belgard (story) | Earle Snell (story) | Donald Hough (screenplay)
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May 21, 1943 (United States)

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Joe Sawyer
Albertson Albertson   See fewer
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Jack Norton
Henry Lewis-Clark III Henry Lewis-Clark III   See fewer
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Raymond Hatton
Jefferson Gilbert Jefferson Gilbert   See fewer
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Abigail Adams
Girl on Bus Tour (uncredited) Girl on Bus Tour (uncredited)   See fewer
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Chuck Baldra
Townsman (uncredited) Townsman (uncredited)   See fewer
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Walter Baldwin
Gas Station Attendant (uncredited) Gas Station Attendant (uncredited)   See fewer
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Hank Bell
Sidewalker Sweeper / Band Drummer (uncredited) Sidewalker Sweeper / Band Drummer (uncredited)   See fewer
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Chet Brandenburg
Townsman (uncredited) Townsman (uncredited)   See fewer
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Nancy Brinckman
Girl on Bus Tour (uncredited) Girl on Bus Tour (uncredited)   See fewer
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Marjorie Deanne
Girl on Bus Tour (uncredited) Girl on Bus Tour (uncredited)   See fewer
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Marga Ann Deighton
Miss Billings (uncredited) Miss Billings (uncredited)   See fewer
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William Desmond
Cache Lake Townsman (uncredited) Cache Lake Townsman (uncredited)   See fewer
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Dudley Dickerson
Farnsworth (uncredited) Farnsworth (uncredited)   See fewer
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William Farnum
Cache Lake Townsman (uncredited) Cache Lake Townsman (uncredited)   See fewer
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Frank Faylen
Henchman Clem (uncredited) Henchman Clem (uncredited)   See fewer
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Edward Gargan
Bus Driver (uncredited) Bus Driver (uncredited)   See fewer
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Laura Gile
Girl on Bus Tour (uncredited) Girl on Bus Tour (uncredited)   See fewer
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Robert Haines
Townsman (uncredited) Townsman (uncredited)   See fewer
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Jayne Hazard
Girl on Bus Tour (uncredited) Girl on Bus Tour (uncredited)   See fewer
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Si Jenks
Si - Old-Timer on Hotel Porch (uncredited) Si - Old-Timer on Hotel Porch (uncredited)   See fewer
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Milton Kibbee
Committeeman (uncredited) Committeeman (uncredited)   See fewer
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Ethan Laidlaw
Albertson Henchman (uncredited) Albertson Henchman (uncredited)   See fewer
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Patsy Mace
Girl on Bus Tour (uncredited) Girl on Bus Tour (uncredited)   See fewer
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Mike Mazurki
Henchman Charlie (uncredited) Henchman Charlie (uncredited)   See fewer
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Noel Neill
Girl on Bus Tour (uncredited) Girl on Bus Tour (uncredited)   See fewer
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Paul Palmer
Townsman (uncredited) Townsman (uncredited)   See fewer
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Joe Phillips
Townsman (uncredited) Townsman (uncredited)   See fewer
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Glenn Strange
Henchman Glenn (uncredited) Henchman Glenn (uncredited)   See fewer
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Ray Teal
Henchman Sam (uncredited) Henchman Sam (uncredited)   See fewer
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Mitzie Uehlien
Girl on Bus Tour (uncredited) Girl on Bus Tour (uncredited)   See fewer
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Harry Willingham
Townsman (uncredited) Townsman (uncredited)   See fewer
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6 / 10 | 29 votes