I know I'm an oddball, so this thread will probably be quickly relegated to a dusty shelf, but I have always loved the sidekicks in movies. I loved Gabby Hayes in so many of his roles, among others. And in fedora movies, Frank McHugh always got my attention when playing off of Cagney or Bogart. But my all time favorite is Walter Brennan. He makes any movie WAY better. For instance, in To Have and Have Not, playing off Bogart, he really made the movie (for me). And as Stumpy in Rio Bravo, again, it would be less of a classic with anyone else in that role. In Red River, I'd have been very bored without him to liven things up. And so on through many, many of his movies. The sidekicks can really make a movie. Any thoughts from you all?