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The Paleface (1948) was a Comedy - Western Film directed by Norman Z. McLeod and produced by Robert L. Welch.

Academy Awards 1948 --- Ceremony Number 21 (source: AMPAS)

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Best Music - SongMusic and Lyrics by Jay Livingston and Ray EvansWon
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The Paleface (1948)

By 4 Star Film Fan on Jun 18, 2022 From 4 Star Films

As a kid, I was fond of Frank Tashlin’s Son of Paleface for a myriad of reasons. Thanks to that esteemed institution known as the local library I was well-versed in the Hope & Crosby Road Pictures by an early age and Roy Rogers was probably second-only to Gene Autry as king of the Singing ... Read full article


The Paleface (1948)

By Beatrice on Apr 17, 2015 From Flickers in Time

The Paleface Directed by Norman Z. McLeod Written by Edmund L. Hartmann, Frank Tashlin, and Jack Rose 1948/USA Paramount Pictures Repeat viewing/Netflix rental #218 of 1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die This might just be Bob Hope’s best film. ?Is that enough to require seeing it befo... Read full article


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Though the story here is fictional, there was a real dentist who called himself 'Painless' - 'Painless Parker'. Edgar Parker was a dentist who struggled to run a street dental business, and so he took his practice on the road. He worked in the 1890s, in the era of 'amusement'. Inspired by P.T. Barnum, he had a horse-drawn office, show girls and buglers. Parker promised that he could extract a rotten tooth painlessly for 50 cents. If the extraction was not painless, he would give the customer $5.00. Parker had a band that he used to attract people to his office. The band also served to distract the patients and to drown out any moans of pain emitted from the patients. Patients were served with a cup of whiskey or a solution of cocaine (called 'hydrocaine'). Parker is said to have legally changed his first name to 'Painless' to avoid charges of false advertising.
"The Screen Guild Theater" broadcast a 30 minute radio adaptation of the movie on October 20, 1949 with Bob Hope and Jane Russell reprising their film roles.
"Screen Director's Playhouse" broadcast a 30 minute radio adaptation of the movie on March 3, 1950 with Bob Hope and Jane Russell reprising their film roles.
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