"How the West was lost"
"They got away with 40 cows"
"I know what I'm talking about!"
Running Time - 95m Colour Certificate - A Budget - £195,000 UK Release - November 1965 Shot - 12 July 1965 - 3 September 1965
Foreign Titles Germany - The Bold Cowboy Greece - The 2 Lightening Grand Canyon South America - The West is a Plaque Norway - From Joke to Revolver
The Rumpo Kid
Marshall P Knutt
The Crew Producer
Alan Hume BSc
When the townsmen, led by Judge Burke (Kenneth Williams) call for help, Marshall P Knutt (Jim Dale) is sent out to help clean up. But instead of being a lawman he is a sanitation engineer with Marshall as his Christian name not his job title. When the stagecoach, on which he is arriving, is attacked by Indians, everyone thinks he has saved them but the real work was done by Annie Oakley (Angela Douglas) who is coming to town to seek revenge for the death of the previous Sheriff (Jon Pertwee).
The local saloon owner is Belle (Joan Sims), but as she says, ‘my intimate friends call me Ding Dong!’ When she comments on the size of the Rumpo Kid’s weapon he replies ‘I’m from Texas, we’ve all got big ones down there!’ The Indians are also well played with the little chief called Big Heap (Charles Hawtrey) and his large son Little Heap (Bernard Bresslaw). Marshall P Knutt tries to learn to shoot with the aid of Annie Oakley but finds a use for the sewers he knows best in helping him fight the Rumpo Kid in the final showdown.
A change of tempo for the Carry Ons, with a serious undertone to the comedy. Sid James plays a cracking part and keeps a good attempt at an American accent, something he hasn't done since. It is fast paced and certainly is the most violent of all the films, hold the record for the most deaths. Near the top of my list, and also a favourite of Sid James'.