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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.

Directors:

(as H. C. Potter), (uncredited) | 1 more credit »

Writers:

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

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Cast

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Stretch
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Mary Smith
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Katie Callahan
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Sugar
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Buzz
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Elly
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Horace Smith
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Uncle Hannibal Smith
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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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Yippee! A blue-blood lady 'ropes' a red-blood cowboy See more »


Certificate:

Approved | See all certifications »
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Release Date:

17 November 1938 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

El vaquero y la dama  »

Box Office

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

Initially, David Niven was to star as a British diplomat, whilst Benita Hume was to play Mary's stepmother, but all of their scenes were eventually deleted from the final print. 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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Connections

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

Soundtracks

Give a Man a Horse He Can Ride
(uncredited)
Composer unknown
Sung a cappella by Gary Cooper, Merle Oberon and an unidentified man on ship
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One of the Best I have ever seen!
27 February 2003 | by (California, USA) – See all my reviews

Gary Cooper is fantastic in this movie. He is one great actor who gets you laughing on the floor! This is a really good romantic movie! It makes people believe that true romance is possible between a man and a woman, even if they are from very different backgrounds.


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