Jiggs and Maggie Out West (1950)

66 or 68 mins | Comedy | 23 April 1950

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HISTORY

Wrestler Bomber Kulkavich's surname is misspelled "Kulkowich" in the onscreen credits. Kulkavich also acted under the name Henry Kulky. Jiggs and Maggie Out West was the last picture of actor Joe Yule, who died at the age of fifty-six, three weeks before the film was released. It was also the fifth and final picture in Monogram's "Jiggs and Maggie" series. For additional information on the series, please consult the Series Index and see the entry for Bringing Up Father ... More Less

Wrestler Bomber Kulkavich's surname is misspelled "Kulkowich" in the onscreen credits. Kulkavich also acted under the name Henry Kulky. Jiggs and Maggie Out West was the last picture of actor Joe Yule, who died at the age of fifty-six, three weeks before the film was released. It was also the fifth and final picture in Monogram's "Jiggs and Maggie" series. For additional information on the series, please consult the Series Index and see the entry for Bringing Up Father (above). More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Box Office
25 Mar 1950.
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Daily Variety
20 Mar 50
p. 3.
Hollywood Reporter
27 Jan 50
p. 18.
Hollywood Reporter
3 Feb 50
p. 16.
Hollywood Reporter
20 Mar 50
p. 3.
Motion Picture Herald Product Digest
25 Mar 50
p. 237.
Variety
22 Mar 50
p. 20.
CAST
NAME
CREDITED AS
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NAME
CREDITED AS
CREDIT
PRODUCTION CREDITS
NAME
PARENT COMPANY
PRODUCTION COMPANY
PRODUCTION TEXT
A Barney Gerard Production
DISTRIBUTION COMPANY
NAME
CREDITED AS
CREDIT
DIRECTORS
Asst dir
Dial dir
Dir, 2d unit
PRODUCER
PHOTOGRAPHY
ART DIRECTOR
Art dir
FILM EDITORS
Supv film ed
Film ed
SET DECORATORS
Set cont
MUSIC
Mus dir
SOUND
Sd dir
MAKEUP
Makeup
Hair dresser
PRODUCTION MISC
Prod mgr
SOURCES
LITERARY
Based on the comic strip "Bringing Up Father" created by George McManus, owned and copyrighted by King Features Syndicate, Inc. (12 Jan 1913--).
DETAILS
Release Date:
23 April 1950
Production Date:
mid January--early February 1950
Copyright Claimant:
Monogram Pictures Corp.
Copyright Date:
23 April 1950
Copyright Number:
LP170
Physical Properties:
Sound
Western Electric Recording
Black and White
Duration(in mins):
66 or 68
Length(in feet):
6,109 , 6,111
Country:
United States
PCA No:
14434
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

When New York social climber Maggie is proclaimed the official heir of her Grandpa J. P. MacGillacudy's fortune, her thirty-seven year struggle to obtain her rightful inheritance comes to an end. Soon after learning that she has inherited her grandfather's Gower Gulch mansion and gold mine, Maggie is visited by his ghost, who tells her to go to Gower Gulch and prevent the property from being bulldozed. Unnerved by the apparition, Maggie arms herself with a rolling pin and wastes no time in getting her husband Jiggs and daughter Nora out of their Park Avenue apartment and onto a train bound for Jackass Junction, the nearest stop to Gower Gulch. No sooner do Jiggs, Maggie and Nora approach Gower Gulch than they are greeted by flying bullets from Snake Bite Carter and his henchmen, who try to scare them off. When their stagecoach driver flees, Maggie takes over the reins and drives the coach until they are rescued by Bob Carter, Snake Bite's kind half brother. Snake Bite tells Maggie that the rivalry between the Carters and the MacGillicudys, two of the most powerful clans in Gower Gulch, has been renewed by his outlaw brother, who is trying to get the MacGillicudy gold mine for himself. Arriving in Gower Gulch, Maggie and her family are disappointed to find that the town is a ghost town and that the mansion is old and run-down. Later, Maggie is visited once again by her grandfather's ghost and is warned about the Carters. Bob, who has become smitten with Nora, calls his brother the blacksheep of the family, prompting Snake Bite to challenge him to a gunfight. ... +


When New York social climber Maggie is proclaimed the official heir of her Grandpa J. P. MacGillacudy's fortune, her thirty-seven year struggle to obtain her rightful inheritance comes to an end. Soon after learning that she has inherited her grandfather's Gower Gulch mansion and gold mine, Maggie is visited by his ghost, who tells her to go to Gower Gulch and prevent the property from being bulldozed. Unnerved by the apparition, Maggie arms herself with a rolling pin and wastes no time in getting her husband Jiggs and daughter Nora out of their Park Avenue apartment and onto a train bound for Jackass Junction, the nearest stop to Gower Gulch. No sooner do Jiggs, Maggie and Nora approach Gower Gulch than they are greeted by flying bullets from Snake Bite Carter and his henchmen, who try to scare them off. When their stagecoach driver flees, Maggie takes over the reins and drives the coach until they are rescued by Bob Carter, Snake Bite's kind half brother. Snake Bite tells Maggie that the rivalry between the Carters and the MacGillicudys, two of the most powerful clans in Gower Gulch, has been renewed by his outlaw brother, who is trying to get the MacGillicudy gold mine for himself. Arriving in Gower Gulch, Maggie and her family are disappointed to find that the town is a ghost town and that the mansion is old and run-down. Later, Maggie is visited once again by her grandfather's ghost and is warned about the Carters. Bob, who has become smitten with Nora, calls his brother the blacksheep of the family, prompting Snake Bite to challenge him to a gunfight. Jiggs, meanwhile, starts a gold rush to Gower Gulch when he sends his friend, Dinty Moore, a telegram telling him to come out. Dinty brings many of Jiggs's pals with him, including Dugan, who is made sheriff of the town. When it is learned that Maggie is wandering through the nearby hills alone, and that Snake Bite and his men have gone after her, a posse is formed to rescue her. Snake Bite gets to her first, though, and instead of harming her, takes her to George McManus, the creator of her comic strip character. McManus tells Maggie that he put her and Jiggs in the country just to see how they would act in Western surroundings, and she is furious. +

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