Ride Him, Cowboy (1932)

Passed  |   |  Romance, Western  |  27 August 1932 (USA)
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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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Complete credited cast:
Duke ...
Duke - Gaunt's Horse
Ruth Hall ...
Ruth Gaunt
Henry B. Walthall ...
John Gaunt
Otis Harlan ...
Judge Jones
Harry Gribbon ...
Deputy Sheriff Clout


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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Release Date:

27 August 1932 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

The Hawk  »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

(Western Electric System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Did You Know?


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


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


She'll Be Comin' 'Round the Mountain When She Comes
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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A Surprisingly Good 55 Minutes
13 November 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I figured this would be a very dated, corny and dumb B-cowboy movie, but was wrong. It was a very interesting short film that was done very well.

It had action, comedy, romance and suspense all packed into a movie less that lasted only 55 minutes. It had a convincing nasty villain, a pretty girl, a talented horse named "Duke," and a crooked-but-funny judge. The horse was able to untie rope and acted almost human.

The only thing that looked a bit dated - but applied to all classic westerns - is when they broke chairs over the good guy's head and it never seemed to faze him. Only in the movie can a guy get punched flush in the jaw and have a wooden chair broken over his skull, and the victim is no worse for the wear!

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