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.
Director: Sam Newfield.
Writers: Eddie Forman & Dean Riesner (screenplay), Eddie Forman (story).
Stars: Maxie Rosenbloom, Max Baer, Jackie Coogan, Fuzzy Knight, Hillary Brooke, Jacqueline Fontaine, Raymond Hatton, Ray Walker, Al Shaw, Sam Lee, Joseph J. Greene, Dewey Robinson, Whitey Haupt, Carl Mathews, Artie Ortego.
Many thanks to Steve N. for the key help acquiring and ripping this film for me so that I could share it with all of you here. You’re the man, Steve!