->"What's good for [[BlandNameProduct Kolaloka]] is good for the law!"
-->--'''[[CharacterTitle Lemonade Joe]]'''

''Lemonade Joe, or the Horse Opera'' (Czech: ''Limonádový Joe aneb Koňská opera'') is a 1964 Czech film, a ruthless [[TheMusical musical]] [[TheParody parody]] of TheWestern, and [[ClicheStorm a veritable minefield]] of [[{{Troperiffic}} deliberately planted tropes]].

Critically acclaimed and dearly loved by the Czech audience, this film is a classic and a true gem among Czech films.

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!!''Lemonade Joe'' includes examples of:

* ActionHero: Joe. He protects the law no matter what it's like and he fights crime, unfair treatment and bad manners wherever he encounters them; saves Damsels in Distress; has excellent horse-back riding and aiming skills. And he utterly thrashes Horace Badman in something what'S not even a fist fight because Horace doesn't punch him once.
* AffectionateParody: You get just how much the screen writer and director knew and loved their pulp western books, magazines and movies.
* TheAllAmericanBoy: Joe. Not only is he a gunman who protects the law and sings and plays the piano... [[spoiler:...He's also very hard-working and responsible as he represents Kolalok&Son Company and has great talent for advertising. He's also very rich, because he's "&son".]]
* AllLoveIsUnrequited: Most of the men seem to have a crush on Tornado Lou, and Doug Badman hopelessly loves her too, but she dreams about a perfect love that would change her into a better woman. She falls for Joe, who doesn't reciprocate her feelings. [[spoiler:What is worse, they are all in fact long-lost siblings. Perhaps it was good that Lou didn't love Doug and that Joe was so chaste after all. Good job averting a Brother/Sister Incest.]]
* TheAllSolvingHammer: [[spoiler:At the very end, Kolaloka is revealed to be a magic drug that cures everything, even death.]]
* TheBartender: Very typical. (This one even has a KidSidekick who seems to be a NiceJewishBoy.)
* BettyAndVeronica: Subverted. It would appear that Joe might be choosing between Winnifred and Lou, but he likes the chaste Winnifred more almost immediately. When Lou tries to seduce him, he assumes she will want money, and then insults her for "loving him for free" -- apparently unacceptable for a high class saloon girl. She's understandably shattered.
* BigBeautifulWoman: Grimpo is a large man himself, and his girlfriend among the saloon girls is big as well. He is shown kissing her hands and fingers affectionately, and she has other admirers beside Grimpo.
* BridalCarry: Doug is ordered at one point by Joe to carry Lou away. She fainted and there is going to be a show-down between Joe and Horace. Doug happily obliges and carries her up the stairs into Lou's room.
* BoundAndGagged: Winnired when she's kidnapped.
* CardCarryingVillain: [[MeaningfulName Horace Badman]], alias Hogofogo.
* CelibateHero: Joe, much to the distress of Tornado Lou.
* TheChanteuse: Tornado Lou sings at the saloon. Her singing about her dream of finding true love moves tough guns-lingers to tears. Yes, she's ''that'' good.
* CharacterTitle: ''Lemonade Joe''
* TheChick: Tornado Lou, when conspiring with Pistol and his minions, plays this role with {{tomboy}} gusto.
* ColdBloodedTorture: When Joe gets captured, Horace and Dougs minions -- Grimpo, Coyote Kid and Pancho Kid -- torture him. They destroy his clothes and get him mighty dirty. But he really suffers!
* ColorcodedForYourConvenience: The filmed is always tinged according to the setting or characters present. The outside is yellow (dark blue at night), the whisky saloon is brown, when Lou sings it gets purplish, the Kolaloka saloon is white, and love scenes are tinged with dark pink. It's visually stunning.
* {{Cowboy}}: Joe, naturally - and of the "Singing" variety, no less.
* CrucifiedHeroShot: Joe, several times. Whenever he falls down, his arms are wide apart. During the torture scene, he's fastened to a tree exactly as during crucifixion.
* DeliberatelyMonochrome: The screen is always tinged in specific colour and they keep changing according to the setting or characters who are in focus.
* DisneyDeath: [[spoiler:Joe gets shot at the end, but don't worry. It was only a double shot into his heart, his stomach and so on. One drop of Kolaloka cured him!]]
* DistractedByMyOwnSexy: Joe, twice.
** He lost several precious seconds when he stopped by a mirror to adjust his hat when he was supposed to hunt a black trumpet player (disguised Hogo Fogo who shot at him).
** When he was leaving the barber's, he was really pleased by what he saw in the mirror. Judging from the barber's worried and exhausted looks, he was a pretty tough customer.
* DistressedDamsel: Winnifred Goodman.
* DryCrusader: Winnefred Goodman and her father are members of Arizona Revival who fight for clean and honest country.
* ExtremeOmnivore: Grimpo would drink acid (spiced with pepper) and eat glass or wood, e.g. violin or walking stick.
* EvenEvilHasStandards: Doug Badman is no saint and supports his brother in his villainy and uses him for his business, but he's disgusted when he hears that Horace wants to seduce (read ''rape'') innocent and pure Winnifred.
* EvilIsHammy: Milos Kopecky was wonderful at playing villains, and he enjoyed Hogo Fogo thoroughly.
* FamedInStory: Hogo Fogo is very famous, wanted in 5 states and he killed at least 12 men.
* FemmeFatale: Tornado Lou, all over the place.
* ForeignLanguageTheme: Parodied with the opening song, "So Far To You I May." It sure ''sounds'' like GratuitousEnglish... until you notice the WordSaladLyrics. Transcriptions of said lyrics take this UpToEleven by writing the English words...[[WordSaladHumor with Czech spellings]].
* TheGunslinger: Too many examples to name.
* GunTwirling: Joe to epic levels. He often twirls guns on his fingers with both hands at the same time.
* HairOfGoldHeartOfGold: Virginal Winnifred Goodman has long fair hair and she's very feminine and sweet wholesome girl, admired by many.
* HeartwarmingMoment: In-universe when Winnifred cries tears of joy at the end of the movie [[spoiler:when she witnesses the happy family reunion.]]
* HelpingGrannyCrossTheStreet: Parodied when the villainous Horace Badman tries to invoke this trope as a part of his evil scheme. He wants to overcome his nemesis and hero Joe, and as a bonus he plans to seduce Joe's fiancee Winifred. He disguises himself as an old blind man and pretends he can't cross the street. He knows that kind-hearted Wini will offer him her help, and then he could lure her into a saloon and finally kidnap her. It nearly backfires when a cute little girl is quicker than Wini.
-->'''Little girl:''' Sir, I'll help you cross the street.
-->'''Horace:''' What? Shoo, you brat! Herod should get you!
* HookerWithAHeartOfGold[=/=]SoiledDove: Tornado Lou.
* IdealHero: Joe.
* ImprobableAimingSkills:
** Joe demonstrates this ability by shooting a fly in the air.
** In one shoot out, Joe and Hogo Fogo keep shooting each other's bullets.
* TheIngenue: Winnifred is a sweet, naive and all-american wholesome virginal girl.
* InstantDeathBullet: When two gunslingers duel to death, the bell tolls for them even efore they draw their guns. Sure enough, they're dead on the spot.
* KnightErrant: Thanks to Joe, a DoubleSubversion. At first we think Joe's a defender of the law; then we think he works in private business; then we realize that [[UsefulNotesCapitalism private businesses CONTROL the laws]]!
* KryptoniteFactor: There is one substance that is Lemonade Joe's Achilles Heel. [[spoiler:It's alcohol.]]
* LightFeminineAndDarkFeminine: Winifred Goodman and Tornado Lou both love the Ideal Hero Joe. Wini is a sweet and naïve Ingenue with blond hair who dresses in white and is usually seen helping her father or visiting her mother's grave, while Tornado Lou is a dark-haired Soiled Dove and a Chanteuse who wears dark and skimpy outfits and works in a saloon but dreams of becoming a different, better person. Lou even has a song about it: ''"My soul is as dark as a tub of tar..."''
* LeaningOnTheFurniture: Joe casually leans on the bar counter.
* LongLostRelative: Doug and Horace remained together when they were blown away from their parents, but they have one sister and one brother [[spoiler: -- Lou and Joe! Mr Kolalok is overwhelmed with happiness when they are reunited.]]
* MasterOfDisguise: Horace Badman. He wears wigs, false beards, glasses, black cream... He's really unrecognisable.
* MeaningfulName:
** Winnifred and Ezra Goodman
** Doug and Horace Badman
** One of the show downs happens in Dead Man's Valley.
* MeaningfulFuneral: Horace sings about it in "Horace's Funeral Blues", describing how wonderful and over the top his funeral must be once he kicks the bucket.
* MsFanservice: The saloon girls in their skimpy outfits are very sexy, especially during their dance number on the bar counter.
* NotableQuotables: "Then I should wear... warm underwear!" -- "Kolaloka is ''the'' law!" -- "Cemetery or no cemetery..." -- "Fire! Not fire! Fire! Not fire!" -- "Little bit of torture is my little bit of pleasure." -- "You stinky opossum!" -- "Doubled opossum!" Plus lots of rhymed or almost rhymed exchanges... Some Czech people know the film by heart, really.
* OverTheShoulderCarry: When Horace Badman kidnaps Winifred, he dazes her with ether and then carries her unconscious over the shoulder.
* PaintingTheMedium: When Joe ominously approaches Doug's saloon, the screen is shaking with Joe's slow steps on the road. The sand under his feet crunches.
* ThePianoPlayer: Anonymous and indifferent as usual.
* PreacherMan: Ezra Goodman.
* PrettyBoy: Joe. Doug is shocked, shocked! that Tornado Lou, a lioness of a woman, a storm of a woman, a fate of a woman would fall for such a pretty naive boy.
* QuickDraw: Lemonade Joe is a master of this skill.
* SittingSexyOnAPiano: Very rare gender-flipped version. Doug half-lies on the piano when he tries to persuade Lou to leave with him for Europe.
* TapOnTheHead: When Lou clonks Horace with a big porcelain vase, the result is surprising: he freezes as if he changed into stone.
* TheTeetotaler: Joe never touches alcohol. It's bad for your body and it ruins your aiming skills. [[spoiler:He's a teetotaller to a fault. Even sniffing alcohol is his Kryptonite.]]
* ThoseTwoGuys: Grimpo's henchmen, [[TheTropeKid Pancho the Kid]] and [[TheTropeKid the Coyote Kid]]. Sure, they look vaguely different, but they're both obvious {{bandito}}s, and the only real way to tell them apart is that one of them sings TheSongBeforeTheStorm.
* TriangRelations: Several.
** Doug Badman loves Tornado Lou. She doesn't love him back, and falls in love with Lemonade Joe. Sadly, Joe doesn't love her.
** Both Lou and Wini love Joe. He seems to prefer Winnifred, and later falls in love with her.
** Horace's eye catches the pretty Winnifred. She loves Joe and doesn't want to have anything to do with the sinister Horace who wants to seduce her, even if it must be against her wishes. Joe's rescuing Winni from him marks also their confessing love for each other.
* {{Troperiffic}}: It plays with every trope and cliché imaginable for the Old Western genre. Deliberately {{Exaggerated}}, {{Parodied}} and PlayedForLaughs.
* VillainSong: Horace has one which is very short and menacing, complete with screams of his victims.
* TheWildWest: The story is set in Stetson City, Arizona.
* WorthyOpponent: When Horace thinks he defeated Joe (he accidentally received a signal that his men got him), he says that Joe was, after all, a respectable adversary.
* {{Undertaker}}: Exactly as expected. He's pleased whenever there is shooting and a body.
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