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The Cowboy and the Lady (1938)

Passed | | 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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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:

Passed | 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, while 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

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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Connections

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

Soundtracks

Red River Valley
(uncredited)
Traditional
In the score in the restaurant
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User Reviews

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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