The Roundup

The Roundup (1941)

DON WILSON, Jack Benny's famous announcer...goes over big---but BIG---in his first screen comedy role!

  • Genre: Western
  • Release Date: 1941-04-03
  • User Rating: 8/10 from 1 ratings
  • Runtime: 1h 30min
  • Language: English
  • Production Company: Paramount
  • Production Country: United States of America
  • Director: Lesley Selander
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Originally written as a stage vehicle for corpulent character actor Macklyn Arbuckle, Ernest Day's The Roundup was first filmed in 1920 with Fatty Arbuckle (no relation) in the lead. By the time the film was remade in 1941, Arbuckle's character, a roly-poly frontier sheriff named Slim (!), was refashioned as a supporting role, with Jack Benny's radio announcer Don Wilson essaying the part. The plot, however, remained fairly intact: Upon hearing that her fiance Greg (Preston Foster) has been killed, Janet (Patricia Morison) agrees to marry rancher Steve (Richard Dix) on the rebound. On the day of the wedding, who should show up but Greg, determined to raise as much Hell as humanly possible

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  • Richard Dix

    as Steve Payson
  • Patricia Morison

    as Janet Allen (Payson)
  • Preston Foster

    as Greg Lane
  • Don Wilson

    as Sheriff 'Slim' Hoover
  • Ruth Donnelly

    as Polly Hope
  • Douglass Dumbrille

    as Capt. Bob Lane
  • Jerome Cowan

    as Wade McGee
  • Betty Brewer

    as Mary, Child Rescued by Greg Lane
  • Morris Ankrum

    as 'Parenthesis'
  • Dick Curtis

    as Ed Crandall (as Richard Curtis)
  • William Haade

    as Frane Battles
  • Clara Kimball Young

    as Mrs. Wilson
  • Weldon Heyburn

    as 'Cheyenne'
  • Lane Chandler

    as Taggert
  • Lee 'Lasses' White

    as Sam Snead
Writing Harold Shumate Screenplay
Directing Lesley Selander Director
Writing Edmund Day Theatre Play