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Paleface, The

The first outing for Painless Potter, directed by Norman ‘The Right Kind of Monkey Business’ MacLeod and with plenty of input from ex-Warner cartoon gagman Frank Tashlin. Secret agent Jane Russell drags hapless Bob Hope into injun intrigue, resulting in tree-based sight gags aplenty and that song about “French perfume that rocks the room”. Perfect afternoon fluff, in other words. Worth it if only for the sublime dentist scene.

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