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21 minutes, 35 mm, colour, 1949
Classical cartoon animation
Audience: family
Commentary: none

Producer: KF a.s. - Jiri Trnka Studio
Director: Jiri Trnka
Designer: Jiri Trnka


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A classical parody of American westerns. A comic story of a pretty senorita travelling to the Wild West by a stage-coach. She is saved from the claws of an evil-eyed bandit at the very last moment by a fair-haired singing cowboy.

Awards: Honourable mention - Edinburgh 1951, Honourable mention - Bombai 1952

All films directed by Jiri Trnka:
About the Golden Fish Ancient Czech Myths The Animals and the People of Petrov Archangel Gabriel and Ms Goose Bajaja The Cybernetic Grandmother The Devil's Mill The Emperor's Nightingale From Hatvan to Galicia From Hatvan to Halic From Putim to Putim The Gift Grandpa Planted a Beet The Hand The "Hurvinek" Circus The Jolly Circus The Midsummer Night's Dream The Novel With the Double-bass Passion Prairie Aria Schweik's Misfortunes on the Train The Spring-Man and the SS Svejk Trouble in a Train Svejk's Budejovice Anabasis A Treasury of Fairy-tales Two Little Frosts

All films designed by Jiri Trnka:
About the Golden Fish Ancient Czech Myths The Animals and the People of Petrov Archangel Gabriel and Ms Goose Bajaja The Beatitude of Love The Cybernetic Grandmother The Devil's Mill The Emperor's Nightingale From Hatvan to Galicia From Putim to Putim The Gift The Ginger-bread House Grandpa Planted a Beet The Hand The "Hurvinek" Circus The Jolly Circus The Midnight Adventure The Midsummer Night's Dream The Novel With the Double-bass One Glass Too Many Passion Prairie Aria Schweik's Misfortunes on the Train The Spring-Man and the SS A Treasury of Fairy-tales Two Little Frosts Umbrella