The Roundup (1941)

Originally written as a stage vehicle for corpulent character actor Macklyn Arbuckle, Ernest Day's The Roundup was first filmed in 1920 with Fatty Arbuckle (no relation) in the lead. By the time the film was remade in 1941, Arbuckle's character, a roly-poly frontier sheriff named Slim (!), was refashioned as a supporting role, with Jack Benny's radio announcer Don Wilson essaying the part. The plot, however, remained fairly intact: Upon hearing that her fiance Greg (Preston Foster) has been killed, Janet (Patricia Morison) agrees to marry rancher Steve (Richard Dix) on the rebound. On the day of the wedding, who should show up but Greg, determined to raise as much Hell as humanly possible

Directing:
  • Lesley Selander
Writing:
  • Harold Shumate
  • Edmund Day
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  • Release Date: 1941-04-03
  • Views: 75
  • Country: US
  • Language: English
  • Runtime: 90

Preston Foster

Greg Lane

Ruth Donnelly

Polly Hope

Patricia Morison

Janet Allen (Payson)

Richard Dix

Steve Payson

Don Wilson

Sheriff 'Slim' Hoover

Douglass Dumbrille

Capt. Bob Lane

Jerome Cowan

Wade McGee

Betty Brewer

Mary, Child Rescued by Greg Lane

Morris Ankrum

'Parenthesis'

Dick Curtis

Ed Crandall (as Richard Curtis)

William Haade

Frane Battles

Weldon Heyburn

'Cheyenne'
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