6.7/10
843
24 user 5 critic

The Cowboy and the Lady (1938)

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

Directors:

, (uncredited) | 1 more credit »

Writers:

(screen play), (screen play) | 2 more credits »
Reviews
Won 1 Oscar. Another 2 nominations. See more awards »

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

The Plainsman (1936)
Biography | History | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

Wild Bill Hickok attempts to stop an Indian uprising that was started by white gun-runners.

Director: Cecil B. DeMille
Stars: Gary Cooper, Jean Arthur, James Ellison
Certificate: Passed Action | Adventure | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

In 1885, a Texas Ranger travels to Canada to arrest a trapper who's wanted for murder and who's stirring up the Natives in a rebellion against the Canadian government.

Director: Cecil B. DeMille
Stars: Gary Cooper, Madeleine Carroll, Paulette Goddard
Drama | Romance | Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

An opportunistic Texas gambler and the exiled Creole daughter of an aristocratic family join forces to achieve justice from the society that has ostracized them.

Director: Sam Wood
Stars: Gary Cooper, Ingrid Bergman, Flora Robson
The Lodger (1944)
Crime | Horror | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

A landlady suspects her new lodger is Jack the Ripper.

Director: John Brahm
Stars: Laird Cregar, Merle Oberon, George Sanders
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

When an heiress finds out that the friendly young man she's met at Sun Valley is really an investigative reporter, she ruins his career by falsely claiming they're married.

Director: Robert B. Sinclair
Stars: Tyrone Power, Gene Tierney, Reginald Gardiner
Certificate: Passed Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

The daughter of a penniless marquis teaches her multi-millionaire fiancé a lesson, after learning he has had 7 previous wives.

Director: Ernst Lubitsch
Stars: Claudette Colbert, Gary Cooper, Edward Everett Horton
Crime | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

In 1848 NYC, a Frenchwoman visits exiled former French Marshal Thevenet to ask for his financial help in behalf of his French grandson but Thevenet's house staff schemes to kill him and take his fortune.

Director: Fletcher Markle
Stars: Joseph Cotten, Barbara Stanwyck, Louis Calhern
Cattle Drive (1951)
Action | Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

The spoilt young son of a wealthy railroad owner manages to get himself lost in the middle of nowhere. He is found by a cowboy on a cattle drive and the lad must start learning the hard ... See full summary »

Director: Kurt Neumann
Stars: Joel McCrea, Dean Stockwell, Chill Wills
Battle Cry (1955)
Drama | Romance | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

A group of young Marines have adventures in love and war.

Director: Raoul Walsh
Stars: Van Heflin, Aldo Ray, Mona Freeman
Love Letters (1945)
Drama | Mystery | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

Allen Quinton writes a fellow soldier's love letters; tragedy results. Later, Allen meets a beautiful amnesiac who fears postmen...

Director: William Dieterle
Stars: Jennifer Jones, Joseph Cotten, Ann Richards
Mystery | Western | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

Ranch hand Rocklin arrives in town to start his new job but his employer has been murdered and the locals don't seem too friendly.

Director: Edwin L. Marin
Stars: John Wayne, Ella Raines, Ward Bond
Romance | Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

Having fled to Mexico from the U.S. many years ago for killing his father's murderer, Martin Brady travels to Texas to broker an arms deal for his Mexican boss, strongman Governor Cipriano ... See full summary »

Director: Robert Parrish
Stars: Robert Mitchum, Julie London, Gary Merrill
Edit

Cast

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

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>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

Red blood and soft lips! GARY & MERLE in an East-vs-West Love Duel! (US 1954 re-release) See more »


Certificate:

Passed | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

17 November 1938 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

El vaquero y la dama  »

Box Office

Budget:

$1,500,000 (estimated)
 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

(Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Arthur Hoyt is in studio records/casting call lists as "Valet," but he did not appear in the movie. Modern sources also list Billy Wayne, Ernie Adams and Jack Baxley as Rodeo Riders, but they did not appear or were not identifiable in the movie. 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!
See more »

Connections

Featured in The Silver Screen: Color Me Lavender (1997) See more »

Soundtracks

Annie Laurie
(ca 1834) (uncredited)
Original music traditional, an old Scottish air
Music by Lady John Scott (Alicia Spottiswoode) (ca 1834) (modern version)
Played on harmonica by Gary Cooper
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Cleverly written and entertaining, even in a more modern context
3 May 2002 | by (Canberra, Australia) – See all my reviews

This is a very cleverly written romantic comedy and it is well directed and performed. It is now very old but the ideas, language and style seem to have dated surprisingly little. The only scene that drags for a modern audience is the one in the Montana frame house. The rest is sharp and very entertaining.


6 of 9 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Help Me Identify a Similar Film krdement
dvd version of THE COWBOY AND THE LADY jellybeans-5
Willoughby: A popular name jdbna
Close call jonkennedy
Discuss The Cowboy and the Lady (1938) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?