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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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Stretch
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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
Berton Churchill ...
Henderson
Charles Richman ...
Dillon
Frederick Vogeding ...
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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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Red blood and soft lips! GARY & MERLE in an East-vs-West 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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Sound Mix:

(Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

The original writer, Leo McCarey, declined Samuel Goldwyn's offer to direct. William Wyler began as director of this movie, but walked off the picture after an argument with Samuel Goldwyn about extensive retakes he wanted. Goldwyn suspended Wyler, who did not return as director. However, he and Goldwyn settled their differences, and he did direct Goldwyn's next picture, Wuthering Heights (1939). H.C. Potter was brought in to replace Wyler. Production and script problems resulted in the film going way over schedule, and Potter had to leave before the film was finished due to his commitment to start The Story of Vernon and Irene Castle (1939). Editor Stuart Heisler was brought into finish directing the picture. 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

Sugar: Hey, you don't suppose she married him for his money, do you?
Buzz: What money?
Sugar: Well, he got a job, ain't he?
Buzz: Yeah, I never thought of that.
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Featured in The Silver Screen: Color Me Lavender (1997) See more »

Soundtracks

Er-ru-ti-tu-ti
(1938) (uncredited)
Music by Lionel Newman
Lyrics by Arthur Quenzer
Performed by Fuzzy Knight (piano and vocal)
Reprised by Knight at the ranch
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Nice romance
2 December 2005 | by (England) – See all my reviews

I saw this film as a teenager about 20 years ago,and its always remained one of my favourite romantic films.you can easily get lost in the beautiful locations this film is set in.The story is a simple one,with no confusing plot,so you just watch it for the beautiful chemistry between the two stars and the sweet storyline.It shows that films made during this era were far more romantic than that of today,they had lots of innocence about them,today they are handled a bit to heavily and you cant feel as sensitive towards them.I don't really think this film dates at all,i think this film can still be absorbed by a modern audience,as the film is basically about opposites attract which everyone can relate to .And also the two characters are just timeless,their different personalities really compliment each other,i do love this film.


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