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Hollywood Cowboy (1937)

Passed  -  Action | Adventure | Romance  -  28 May 1937 (USA)
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Just after Kramer goes to Wyoming to start his protection racket, cowboy actor Jeff Carson finishes a picture and goes camping. Attracted to Joyce Butler, he hires on at her ranch and ... See full summary »


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Cecilia Parker ...
Maude Eburne ...
Joe Caits ...
Frank Milan ...
'Doc' Kramer
Lee Shumway ...
Walter De Palma ...
Rolfe Metzger, the Pilot
Al Hill ...
Henchman Camby
William Royle ...
Al Herman ...
Henchman Steger
Frank Hagney ...
Dan Wolheim ...
Slim Balch ...
Ranch hand Slim
Sid Jordan ...
Ranch hand Morgan


Just after Kramer goes to Wyoming to start his protection racket, cowboy actor Jeff Carson finishes a picture and goes camping. Attracted to Joyce Butler, he hires on at her ranch and quickly gets caught up in Butler's conflict with Kramer. When the Butlers refuse to buy his service, he has their cattle stampeded. Written by Maurice VanAuken <>

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The story of a "make-believe" hero whose cast iron fist made the range racketeers see movie "stars." See more »


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Release Date:

28 May 1937 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Looking for Trouble  »

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Sound Mix:

(RCA High Fidelity Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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While on location in Lone Pine, California, director Ewing Scott was injured in a car accident and assistant director George Sherman took over. A Republic crew shooting in the area saw Sherman at work, was impressed with his craftsmanship and offered him a job directing the "Three Mesquiteers" series. See more »


Edited into Meanwhile, Back at the Ranch (1976) See more »

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A Penny a Pound, Please
1 December 2008 | by (Corrales, NM) – See all my reviews

This is not a great movie but it is a hoot. I mean where else can you see gangsters coming from the big city using aircraft to bomb their prey and disrupt a cattle drive. The accuracy of those ex-World War I pilots was uncanny and the secret ability of a hand grenade to blow up a dam should be exploited for modern day ordnance specialists who can only dream of such power in a small package. And all these gangsters wanted was a penny a pound to "protect" cattle from threat of non-delivery – very reasonable I would think.

Silent film star George O'Brien is effective as the hero and enjoyable to watch in his role. His biography is most interesting and worthy of your time. Charles Middleton is excellent as the heavy but I still prefer him as Ming the Merciless in the Flash Gordon serials. Maude Eburne turns in another great character actor performance.

The film quality of the version "Wings Over Wyoming" that I just saw on TCM was a bit grainy but the joy at watching such a unique B movie more than compensated. Some of the aviation sequences were likely lifted from other filming but what the heck, who cares. Better than most B Westerns and worth watching because it is so different.

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