Cinema: The New Pictures, Dec. 10, 1951

Callaway Went Thataway (MGM] cheerfully spoofs a national institution—the oldtime movie cowboy, exhumed by TV, exalted on boxtops and enriched by millions of worshiping, gun-toting little fans. In fairness to Hopalong Cassidy, who dispatched deputies to a Hollywood screening to see if M-G-M had poisoned his waterhole, the studio adds a postscript to the film: "This picture was made in the spirit of fun and was meant in no way to detract from the wholesome influence, civic-mindedness and the many charitable contributions of Western idols of our American youth . . ."


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