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My Little Chickadee Movie Review Summary

Actors: W.C. Fields, Mae West, Margaret Hamilton, Joseph Calleia

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Flower Belle Lee (West) is singing out west in the little cow town of Greasewood at the Last Gasp Saloon. The town is terrorized by a criminal called the “Masked Bandit” (Calleia), who kidnaps Lee. Smitten, she won't reveal his identity and is run out of town, forbidden to return until she is made a respectable woman. She meets “well-to-do” Cuthbert J. Twillie (Fields) on the train and he falls hard for her obvious charms. Lee, recognizing the opportunity to get back to Greasewood and get rich, jumps at the opportunity to become Mrs. Twillie. They return to town as a newly married but unconsummated couple with her forgoing her life as a saloon singer to be a substitute teacher. He has no money despite his claims to the contrary. Constantly frustrated by her lack of passion for him, he resorts to impersonating the Masked Bandit, who is her true love. He winds up being wrongly accused of being the real Masked Bandit and is nearly hanged. She comes forward to set him free of the hangman's noose.
The review of this Movie prepared by David Fletcher








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Plot & Themes

Comedy, primarily    -   Yes Time/era of movie:    -   1600 to 1899 Comedy or Parody about    -   westerns    -   married couple fighting How much humor v. drama    -   Nearly all humor

Main Character

Identity:    -   Female Profession/status:    -   singer/musician Age:    -   20's-30's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   White American

Setting

United States    -   Yes The US:    -   West Small town?    -   Yes Small town people:    -   ignorant small town people Misc setting    -   moving train

Writing Style

If lots of song/dance...    -   lot of singing

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