Prairie Chickens

Prairie Chickens is a 1943 sequel to Dudes are Pretty People (1942) and Calaboose (1943), Western films from "Hal Roach's Streamliners," a series of approximately 50-minute comedic movies, in this case directed by Hal Roach, Jr. and starring Jimmy Rogers as "Jimmy" and Noah Beery, Jr. as "Pidge Crosby" (Beery's real-life nickname was "Pidge"). The supporting cast features comedy veteran Raymond Hatton, who had been an unofficial comedy partner with Beery's uncle Wallace Beery in several pictures two decades earlier, and the featurette's running time is 48 minutes.

Prairie Chickens
Theatrical poster.
Directed byHal Roach, Jr.
Produced byFred Guiol
Written byDonald Hough
Arnold Belgard
StarringJimmy Rogers
Noah Beery, Jr.
Joe Sawyer
Distributed byUnited Artists
Release date
  • May 21, 1943 (1943-05-21)
Running time
48 minutes


Jimmy Rogers ... Jimmy
Noah Beery, Jr. ... Pidge
Joe Sawyer ... Albertson
Marjorie Woodworth ... Lucy
Jack Norton ... Henry Lewis-Clark III
Raymond Hatton ... Jefferson 'Jeff' Gibson
Rosemary La Planche ... Yola

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