Fuzzy Settles Down (1944)

55 mins | Western | 25 July 1944

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HISTORY

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SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Daily Variety
24 Nov 44
p. 3.
Hollywood Reporter
19 May 44
p. 14.
Hollywood Reporter
24 Nov 44
p. 3.
Motion Picture Herald Product Digest
2 Dec 44
p. 2202.
CAST
PRODUCTION CREDITS
NAME
PARENT COMPANY
DISTRIBUTION COMPANY
NAME
CREDITED AS
CREDIT
DIRECTORS
Asst dir
PRODUCER
WRITER
Orig story and scr
PHOTOGRAPHY
Dir of photog
FILM EDITOR
Film ed
SET DECORATOR
Set dec
SOUND
Sd supv
VISUAL EFFECTS
Spec eff
PRODUCTION MISC
Prod mgr
DETAILS
Series:
Release Date:
25 July 1944
Production Date:
mid May 1944
Copyright Claimant:
PRC Pictures, Inc.
Copyright Date:
12 July 1944
Copyright Number:
LP493
Physical Properties:
Sound
RCA Sound System
Black and White
Duration(in mins):
55
Length(in feet):
5,431
Country:
United States
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

After cowboys Fuzzy Jones and his partner Billy Carson apprehend two bank robbers, Fuzzy decides to use his share of the reward to buy a business and settle down in a peaceful town. Meanwhile, in the town of Red Rock, newspaper editor John Martin rallies the local ranchers to oppose outlaws who have been threatening their land. Martin advocates the building of a telegraph line to establish communication with the Rangers. When Martin is shot in the back for his outspokenness, the bank forecloses on his paper and puts it up for auction. Fuzzy and Billy ride into town on the day of the auction, and as the outlaws bid for the paper, Fuzzy outbids them and buys it. Billy and Fuzzy are sympathetic to Edith, Martin's daughter, who shares her father's viewpoints about law and order, and asks her to help them run the paper. When Edith tells them about the outlaws that are trying to take control of the town, Billy and Fuzzy decide to continue Martin's policies. After Fuzzy calls a meeting to oppose the outlaws, rancher Lafe Barlow, the covert leader of the gang, warns him that his editorial policies may be endangering his life. Lafe then instructs his gang to disrupt the meeting, which is to be held at the Weaver ranch. Realizing that the sheriff is ineffectual against the outlaws, Billy rides to the hills above the ranch to watch for trouble. When he sees Rusty, one of Lafe's thugs, trying to set the barn on fire, Billy overpowers him and takes him to the meeting. As Billy interrogates Rusty about his boss, Lafe, ... +


After cowboys Fuzzy Jones and his partner Billy Carson apprehend two bank robbers, Fuzzy decides to use his share of the reward to buy a business and settle down in a peaceful town. Meanwhile, in the town of Red Rock, newspaper editor John Martin rallies the local ranchers to oppose outlaws who have been threatening their land. Martin advocates the building of a telegraph line to establish communication with the Rangers. When Martin is shot in the back for his outspokenness, the bank forecloses on his paper and puts it up for auction. Fuzzy and Billy ride into town on the day of the auction, and as the outlaws bid for the paper, Fuzzy outbids them and buys it. Billy and Fuzzy are sympathetic to Edith, Martin's daughter, who shares her father's viewpoints about law and order, and asks her to help them run the paper. When Edith tells them about the outlaws that are trying to take control of the town, Billy and Fuzzy decide to continue Martin's policies. After Fuzzy calls a meeting to oppose the outlaws, rancher Lafe Barlow, the covert leader of the gang, warns him that his editorial policies may be endangering his life. Lafe then instructs his gang to disrupt the meeting, which is to be held at the Weaver ranch. Realizing that the sheriff is ineffectual against the outlaws, Billy rides to the hills above the ranch to watch for trouble. When he sees Rusty, one of Lafe's thugs, trying to set the barn on fire, Billy overpowers him and takes him to the meeting. As Billy interrogates Rusty about his boss, Lafe, unseen by those present, extinguishes the lights, allowing Rusty to escape. The next day, Fuzzy is riding alone in his wagon to pick up some supplies for the telegraph line when he is attacked by the outlaws, and Billy rides to his rescue. Later, the ranchers raise $10,000 to construct the line and give it to Fuzzy for safekeeping. As Fuzzy hides the funds, Lafe's thugs break into the room, steal the money and kidnap Fuzzy. The next day, the ranchers become suspicious upon discovering that Fuzzy is missing. When Pete, one of Lafe's henchmen, escorts Fuzzy into town at gunpoint, Fuzzy claims that someone kidnapped and blindfolded him the night before and left him to wander the countryside. After the money's disappearance is discovered, Lafe accuses Fuzzy of theft and he is arrested by the sheriff. Suspecting that Lafe is involved in the robbery, Billy rides to his ranch and is followed by Pete. Billy overpowers Pete, however, and when he finds the money stashed in Lafe's desk, Billy convinces Pete to testify against his boss and ride back to town with him. Billy and Pete confront Lafe at the saloon, and when Lafe realizes that Pete is planning to confess, he shoots him and orders Billy to throw down his weapon. Billy tosses his gun to the wounded Pete, who picks it up and shoots Lafe. With peace restored, Billy bids Edith and Fuzzy goodbye and rides out of town. As Fuzzy watches his friend disappear down the trail, he gives the paper to Edith, jumps on his horse and gallops to catch up to him. +

Legend
Viewed by AFI
Partially Viewed
Offscreen Credit
Name Occurs Before Title
AFI Life Achievement Award

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