Even a fair-to-middling Preston Sturges production is better than most comedies by other writer/directors, and in THE BEAUTIFUL BLONDE FROM BASHFUL BEND, Sturges attempts to meld a western to a Feydeau farce. He misfires a bit, but when he hits, cheeks hurt from laughing. Grable (in a
take-off on Annie Oakley) is a markswoman whose boy friend, Romero, has been catting around. She takes a shot at him and hits a judge (Hall) by accident. A warrant goes out for her arrest and she flees to another town, where she takes a job as a schoolmarm and convinces everyone that she is the
sweet, virginal type (quite a bit different from the hell-raiser in the first reel). Vallee...