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The Tenderfoot (1932)

Calvin Jones is a cowboy who wants to invest in a Broadway play. Ruth Weston, a secretary, learns that her boss, Joe Lehman, is attempting to swindle Jones and pulls a successful coup d'etat producing a play that she stars in.

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Calvin Jones
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Joe Lehman
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Miss Martin
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Marion Byron ...
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Calvin Jones is a cowboy who wants to invest in a Broadway play. Ruth Weston, a secretary, learns that her boss, Joe Lehman, is attempting to swindle Jones and pulls a successful coup d'etat producing a play that she stars in.

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Até Debaixo d'Água  »

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The musical play, "The Tenderfoot," Book and Lyrics by Richard Carle, who also starred in the play, opened in Chicago, Illinois in July 1903. It moved to The New York Theatre in New York City on 22 February 1904 and closed on 30 April 1904 after 81 performances. See more »

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Calvin Jones: [looking at menu from Ruby's "Kosher" Restaurant] Pardon me, I guess I ain't used to these kinda chuck-houses they have around these parts.
Joe Lehman: Well, can I help you?
Calvin Jones: Yeah; what is this 'matzoh balls'? Sounds like Navaho food to me!
Joe Lehman: Yes, that's Indian. Food from a lost tribe.
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Features Lilies of the Field (1930) See more »

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My Pony Boy
(1909) (uncredited)
Music by Charley O'Donnell
Played when Calvin and Ruth are walking down the street at the end
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Mr. Brown Comes To Town
9 November 2003 | by (Forest Ranch, CA) – See all my reviews

A Texas cowboy with funds to invest arrives in New York City. Just how long will it take for THE TENDERFOOT and his money to be parted?

Comic Joe E. Brown has a wonderful time, striding about Manhattan in a ten-gallon hat & boots, packing a pair of six-shooters and carrying a lasso. No hick he, shysters of both sexes find he's not an easy mark--until he's taken in by a couple of desperate play producers who want to unload 49% of their latest flop. Brown is a constant wide-mouthed delight, whether roping his luggage at Grand Central Terminal, trying to be neighborly to a bunch of chorus boy cowboys, or galloping after a group of taxi-driven gangsters on a busy New York street, he makes this rather naughty Pre-Code comedy boil.

Perky Ginger Rogers scores as a secretary honest enough to want to protect Joe and his money. Lew Cody & Robert Greig ooze false charm as the producers (Greig even looks a little like the great Mostel) and brassy Vivien Oakland stirs things up a bit as the play's spoiled star.

Movie mavens will recognize Herman Bing as an opinionated chef, Nat Pendleton as a jealous husband and Richard Cramer as a gangster, all three uncredited.

The last few seconds of the film, involving some very peculiar triplets, is hilarious.


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