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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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Den hvide Hævner  »

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(Western Electric System)

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1.37 : 1
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Goofs

In the meeting scene, Gordon sits next to, then across from John between shots. See more »

Quotes

Judge E. Clarence 'Necktie' Jones: Bein' as we ain't got any Bible and no one here has ever seen one, the jury will not be swore in.
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Connections

Featured in Toonheads: The Lost Cartoons (2000) See more »

Soundtracks

She'll Be Comin' 'Round the Mountain When She Comes
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Traditional
Played during the opening photo credits and at the end
Played on harmonica by John Wayne
Played by the band for dance music at the party
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Early Wayne western is a good B-film...
22 March 2008 | by (U.S.A.) – See all my reviews

A smart horse and a pretty girl are the hero and heroine of RIDE HIM, COWBOY, in which a very young JOHN WAYNE is a drifter mistaken for "The Hawk", a ruthless villain who's the leader of a bunch of gunfighters. Its plot sounds like something that Mel Brooks could make into one of his western satires about a villain called "The Hawk" and a weak sheriff, as well as the hero mistaken for a villain.

It plays well, fast and furious with some plot devices that have become clichés over the years but manages to hold the interest throughout despite some obvious flaws and the dated look of the film itself.

RUTH HALL is the pretty young woman and the smart horse is "The Duke", an amazing animal used well as the critter who identifies the masked man known as "The Hawk" and takes his revenge for the final scene. He's also involved in a clever rescue when Wayne is left strapped to a tree to die in the desert with the horse nearby, able to free himself and Wayne from the predicament.

Summing up: Surprisingly good, unpretentious little western that winds up its tale in less than an hour. Easy to note how Wayne's acting skills became vastly improved over the years.


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