Son of Paleface is a 1952 American Technicolor Comedy Western film directed by Frank Tashlin and starring Bob Hope, Jane Russell, and Roy Rogers. The film is a sequel to the 1948 movie The Paleface….which was written by Tashlin, Joseph Quillan, and Robert L. Welch….as the film is about a man who returns home to claim his father’s gold….which is nowhere to be found. Son of Paleface was released in the United States by Paramount Pictures on July 14, 1952.
Roy Rogers (November 5, 1911 – July 6, 1998) was an American singer and actor….especially in “singing cowboy movies”…..who was one of the most popular Western stars of his era. …. known as the “King of the Cowboys”….as he appeared in over 100 films….along with numerous radio and television episodes of The Roy Rogers Show. In many of his films and television episodes, he appeared with his wife, Dale Evans….along with his golden palomino horse, Trigger ….and his German shepherd, Bullet. His show was broadcast on radio for nine years and then on television from 1951 through 1957….when his productions usually featured a sidekick…..which were often some mighty famous sidekicks in Pat Brady, Andy Devine, George “Gabby” Hayes, or Smiley Burnette.
Jane Russell (June 21, 1921 – February 28, 2011) was an American film actress….who was one of Hollywood’s leading sex symbols in the 1940’s and 1950’s. Russell moved from the Midwest to California….where she had her first film role in 1943 in Howard Hughes’ The Outlaw….when in 1947, Russell delved into music before returning to films. After starring in several films in the 1950’s….which included the 1952 film Son Of Paleface with Bob Hope and Jane Russell (as seen in this video herewith)….along with Gentlemen Prefer Blondes in 1953….and that is when Russell again returned to music while completing several other films in the 1960’s. She starred in more than 20 films throughout her career.
She received several accolades for her achievements in films, including having her hand and footprints immortalized in the forecourt of Grauman’s Chinese Theater…..and having a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.