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      Callaway Went Thataway

      1951 1h 21m Western Comedy List
      Reviews 30% Audience Score 50+ Ratings When marketing professionals Mike Frye (Fred MacMurray) and Deborah Patterson (Dorothy McGuire) put several Western films starring Smoky Callaway back on TV, audiences can't get enough of the classic actor. But when the studio demands new Smoky Callaway films, the advertising duo have a problem: Smoky has been missing for 10 years. In an attempt to cover up their mistakes, Mike and Deborah hire a look-alike to impersonate Smoky, and the act goes well -- until the real Smoky returns. Read More Read Less

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      Doggyman 1 You need to be old enough to remember or at least be a student of early television to appreciate this cheerful spoof of B-Western tropes. Westerns were a staple of television in the 1950's and many comatose careers were given new life with the advent of the new medium. Cowboys and cowgirls rode the Hollywood range again, but this time on TV. Unfortunately, the screenplay runs out of steam in the final act in favor of a mushy conclusion. Still, it's a fun ride most of the way. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 10/09/23 Full Review Audience Member Cute. Sam Gable was the best. Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 01/19/23 Full Review Audience Member Funny and forgettable. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 02/11/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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      Synopsis When marketing professionals Mike Frye (Fred MacMurray) and Deborah Patterson (Dorothy McGuire) put several Western films starring Smoky Callaway back on TV, audiences can't get enough of the classic actor. But when the studio demands new Smoky Callaway films, the advertising duo have a problem: Smoky has been missing for 10 years. In an attempt to cover up their mistakes, Mike and Deborah hire a look-alike to impersonate Smoky, and the act goes well -- until the real Smoky returns.
      Director
      Norman Panama, Melvin Frank
      Producer
      Melvin Frank, Norman Panama
      Screenwriter
      Melvin Frank, Norman Panama
      Production Co
      Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
      Genre
      Western, Comedy
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (DVD)
      Jul 14, 2015
      Runtime
      1h 21m