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6.7

The Wistful Widow of Wagon Gap (1947)

The Wistful Widow of Wagon Gap
Running time: 78 min. | Genre: Action, Comedy, Romance, Western
The Wistful Widow of Wagon Gap

Synopsis

Chester Wooley (Lou Costello) and Duke Egan (Bud Abbott) are traveling salesmen who make a stopover in Wagon Gap, Montana while en route to California. During the stopover, a notorious criminal, Fred Hawkins, is murdered, and the two are charged with the crime. They are quickly tried, convicted, and sentenced to die by hanging. The head of the local citizen's committee, Jim Simpson (William Ching), recalls a law whereby the survivor of a gun duel must take responsibility for the deceased's debts and family. The law spares the two from execution, but Chester is now responsible for the widow Hawkins (Marjorie Main) and her seven children. They go to her farm, where Chester is worked by Mrs. Hawkins from dawn to dusk. To make matters worse, Chester must work at the saloon at night to repay Hawkin's debt to its owner, Jake Frame (Gordon Jones). Her plan is to wear Chester down until he agrees to marry her. Chester quickly learns that no one will harm him, for fear that they will have to...

Details

Original title

The Wistful Widow of Wagon Gap

Director

Charles Barton

Producer

Universal International Pictures (UI). Distribuidora: Universal Pictures

Running time

78 min.

Screenwriter

Robert Lees, Frederic I. Rinaldo, John Grant. Historia: D.D. Beauchamp, William Bowers

Music

Walter Schumann

Cinematography

Charles Van Enger (B&W)

Year

1947

Country

United States United States

Ranking

IMDb
6.7

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