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Ride Him, Cowboy (1932)

John Drury saves Duke, a wild horse accused of murder, and trains him. When he discovers that the real murderer, a bad guy known as The Hawk, is the town's leading citizen, Drury arrested on a fraudulent charge.

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John Drury agrees to look for the outlaw known as the Hawk and Henry Simms volunteers to help him. But Simms is the Hawk and he leaves Drury on the desert to die. Simms then kills a man and plants John's harmonica at the scene. With the help of his horse Duke, John returns only to find that he is accused of murder and about to face the hanging Judge. Written by Maurice VanAuken <mvanauken@a1access.net>

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YIPEE! Here Come The Ridin', Fightin' King of the Range! (1939 reissue poster)

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Romance | Western

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27 August 1932 (USA)  »

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(Western Electric System)

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1.37 : 1
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Goofs

When John Drury rides into town while the trial for Duke is going on, you see John start to dismount twice instead of once. See more »

Quotes

John Drury: Where I come from we don't shoot horses when they get ornery; we tame 'em.
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Connections

Features The Unknown Cavalier (1926) See more »

Soundtracks

My Pony Boy
(1909) (uncredited)
Music by Charley O'Donnell
Lyrics by Bobby Heath
Played during the opening credits
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A Tale of Two Dukes
22 April 2014 | by (USA) – See all my reviews

This movie starts with a horse named Duke coming to the rescue of a man being bushwhacked. The man is cracked over the head and killed, so one of the robbers claims the horse went mad and attacked them. So the horse is put on trial for murder. I'm not kidding -- the horse is brought to town and put on trial in front of the whole town! Before he's sentenced to death, a cowboy (John Wayne) shows up and offers to ride the horse to prove he's not wild. After he does and saves Duke, the horse's owner (great character actor Henry B. Walthall) asks Wayne to help the town catch a masked bandit named the Hawk. The first of six B westerns Wayne made for WB in the early '30s. He was named John something-or-other in every movie and always had his horse Duke. They're routine westerns. Forgettable but watchable.


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