More About The Paleface
"Paleface" features Bob Hope in what is considered by many to be his best film role. He plays a cowardly dentist who hides behind the skirts of beautiful Calamity Jane (Jane Russell). Academy Awards: Best Song ("Buttons and Bows").
1948 - Academy Awards - Best Original Song Winner
Main Cast & Crew
Norman Z. McLeod - Director
Western spoof about cowardly dentist "Painless" Peter Potter who is drawn into a Government operation to track down gun smugglers when he falls for beautiful gunfighter Calamity Jane.
Stars Bob Hope and Jane Russell reappeared in the Frank Tashlin-directed sequel, "Son of Paleface" (1952). Remade with Don Knotts in 1968 as "The Shakiest Gun in the West." Additional cast: Jeff York (Joe), Wade Crosby (Jeb), John Maxwell (Village Gossip), Frank Hagney (Greg), and Skelton Knaggs (Pete). Filmed in Technicolor.