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The Cowboy and the Lady (1938)

Passed  |   |  Comedy, Drama, Romance  |  17 November 1938 (USA)
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When a beautiful socialite masquerades as a maid, she becomes involved with an unpretentious, plain-spoken cowboy who's unaware of her true identity.

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
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Stretch
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Mary Smith
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Katie Callahan
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Sugar
Fuzzy Knight ...
Buzz
Mabel Todd ...
Elly
Henry Kolker ...
Horace Smith
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Uncle Hannibal Smith
Emma Dunn ...
Ma Hawkins
Walter Walker ...
Ames
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Henderson
Charles Richman ...
Dillon
Frederick Vogeding ...
Captain
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Storyline

Poor Mary Smith can't go night-clubbing or have any other fun because any hint of scandal could damage her father's political career. She decides to rebel and convinces her two maids to let her go along with them on a blind date with some rodeo performers. She tells her date, Stretch, that she's a parlor maid and that she left home because her father beat her. The two fall in love and elope. Now Mary has a double dilemma: continuing her charade with Stretch and keeping her marriage a secret from her father. Written by <dbubbeo@cmp.com>

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GARY and MERLE are man and girl in a battle-of-the-sexes Love Duel! (US 1954 re-release) See more »


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Release Date:

17 November 1938 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

El vaquero y la dama  »

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Budget:

$1,500,000 (estimated)
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(Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

During the film's production, news items listed Iron Eyes Cody, Silver Tip Baker, Steve Clemente, John Judd and Danny Borzage in the cast. None of these actors, however, have been confirmed. See more »

Goofs

During the initial blind date between the girls and the rodeo cowboys, they take a walk along the beach. Upon entering the gate to the house, the sound of a ukulele being played is heard, but Buzz (the ukulele player) is holding the ukulele in one hand, not playing it. See more »

Quotes

Horace Smith: Hannibal, sometimes I think you're in your second childhood!
Uncle Hannibal Smith: Well, come on in; the water's fine!
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Soundtracks

Home on the Range
(1904) (uncredited)
Music by Daniel E. Kelley (1904)
Lyrics by Brewster M. Higley (1873)
Sung by cowboys in the restaurant
Reprised near the end
Played also in the score
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Delightful romantic farce!
7 August 2001 | by (Chicago, Illinois) – See all my reviews

This film has about as far-fetched of a plot as you can find: a Presidential candidate's wily daughter goes on holiday, takes company with a brooding young cowboy and eventually marries him. Without a doubt, this film is a curio, but is still watchable for the performances of two of my favorite actors, Oscar-winner Gary Cooper and Oscar-nominee Merle Oberon. Won the Academy Award for Best Sound.


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