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Skipalong Rosenbloom Details

FULL SYNOPSIS

Originally slated for release by Eagle Lion, Skipalong Rosenbloom purchased by United Artists -- who gave it a cursory theatrical release before selling the film to television. As it turned out, TV was the appropriate medium for this heavy-handed satire of video westerns. Former boxing champ Maxie Rosenbloom plays a lampooned variation of Hopalong Cassidy, with all the standard western cliches in evidence. "Skipalong" Rosenbloom is depicted as the star of a heavily commercialized TV kiddie show, presided over by a smarmy announcer. The plot proper finds "Skipalong" at odds with western bad guy Butcher Baer, played by Rosenbloom's onetime ring opponent Max Baer. Others in the cast are Jackie Coogan, Fuzzy Knight and Hillary Brooke, who seem to be having fun with the dreadful material foisted upon them. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

Cast

Max Baer
as Butcher Baer
Jackie Coogan
as Buck James
Fuzzy Knight
as Sneaky Pete
Hillary Brooke
as Square Deal Sal
Jacqueline Fontaine
as Caroline
Whitey Haupt
Ray Walker
Carl Mathews
Dewey Robinson
Raymond Hatton
Art Ortego

Crew

Sam Newfield
Director
Dean Riesner
Screenwriter
Jack Kenney
Songwriter
Irving Gertz
Composer (Music Score)
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