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The Cowboy and the Lady (1938)

Approved | | Comedy, Drama, Romance | 17 November 1938 (USA)
A lonely socialite masquerades as a maid and meets an unpretentious, plain-spoken cowboy who is unaware of her true identity.

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Won 1 Oscar. Another 2 nominations. See more awards »

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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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17 November 1938 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

El vaquero y la dama  »

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

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

The role of Mary's father, Horace Smith, was originally assigned to Thomas Mitchell, but due to various production issues, shooting was delayed. As a result, Mitchell, who had a previous commitment, had to leave before his scenes were completed. All of his previously shot scenes were scrapped, and his part was recast with Henry Kolker, who quickly re-shot all of Mitchell's scenes. 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: [pointing to a orange juicer machine] What's this thing fer?
Katie Callahan: That makes orange juice.
Sugar: [flips the switch, machine spins and whirs loudly]
Sugar: Sugar
[falling back, startled]
Sugar: Scares it right out of 'em, don't it?
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Featured in The Silver Screen: Color Me Lavender (1997) See more »

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 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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