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The Cowboy Millionaire (1935)

Approved  |   |  Action, Adventure, Comedy  |  25 April 1935 (USA)
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Englishwoman falls for dude ranch cowboy but goes back to England when she thinks he's only pretending. But he follows her to England.



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Complete credited cast:
Evalyn Bostock ...
Pamela Barclay
Edgar Kennedy ...
Willy Persimmon Bates
Maude Allen ...
Henrietta Barclay
Stephen Chase ...
Hadley Thornton (as Alden Chase)
Daniel Jarrett ...
Edward Doyle (as Dan Jarrett)
Lloyd Ingraham ...
Ben Barclay
Dean Benton ...
Desk Clerk
Thomas A. Curran ...
Mr. Nolan, Hotel Manager (as Thomas Curran)


Bob and Persimmon's job on a dude ranch is to fake a stage holdup for new arrivals. When the trio of Pamela, Henrietta, and Hadley arrive from England, Bob takes an interest in Pamela while Hadley makes plans to con Bob and Persimmon out of their gold mine. Written by Maurice VanAuken <>

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25 April 1935 (USA)  »

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Das gelbe Gift  »

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He'll tame that shrew whether she wants taming or not!
10 October 2014 | by (New York City) – See all my reviews

This comedy western is a far different cry than other "B" westerns of the era. It is light-hearted and features humor that actually still comes off as funny. Sure, the jokes didn't really make me laugh as much as they made he smile, but overall, this was quite enjoyable. In the modern west, the old west is still celebrated, and for George O'Brien, his job is to provide entertainment for the wealthy guests of a lavish inn where the old west is revisited simply for their pleasure. Edgar Kennedy is the coachman whom society matron Maude Allen believes to be drunk when he begins to make a silly speech welcoming the newest guests to the area. On the way to the inn, they are ramshackled by O'Brien, posing as a bandit, and while Allen enjoys the gag, relative Evalyn Bostock does not. She's the snooty sort who considers herself above all of the phoniness, and O'Brien, instantly attracted to her, sets out to tame her, even to the point of making her walk back from a riding trip they take to see the open spaces around the inn.

A minor plot point of this, usually the focus of similar westerns, has their fellow guest Stephen Chase trying to jip O'Brien and Kennedy out of their shares of a mine. This dominates most of the film's short-running second half, but doesn't distract from the comedy of Bostock hiding the fact that she's enjoying all of this, smiling with glee every time O'Brien outwits her, even though she makes a fool of herself walking into the inn after loosing her show when she fell out of the coach. Kennedy is hysterical with his usual slow-burn, looking on in frustration after an aggressive tree branch pulls him right out of the coach's seat, leaving Bostock and O'Brien at the mercy of the charging horses. Allen, who was much younger than she seems, had bit parts in dozens of films, but stands out here in a much larger part, reminding the audience that it isn't just animals and children who can steal scenes, but feisty old ladies as well.

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