In the '30's Laughton could do no wrong with one outstanding role following another and under the guidance of expert comedy director McCarey he gives another peerless performance in this delicious comedy. He plays the quintessential English butler transposed to the Wild West in a fish-out-of-water scenario after his employer uses him as the stake in a card game - and loses. Great gags, great performances, great film!
That moment when Charles Laughton recites Lincoln, an immigrant that knows more about the states than the people from Red Gap, defines all the beauty of this McCarey comedy. Laughton's performance is wonderful: from the servant disgusted with the "savage" americans to the free man with his own dream.