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Cowboy from Brooklyn (1938)

 -  Comedy | Musical | Sport  -  9 July 1938 (USA)
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An actor can only get a radio job if he can prove that he's an authentic cowboy.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Elly Jordan, aka Wyoming Steve Gibson
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Roy Chadwick
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Jane Hardy
Dick Foran ...
Sam Thorne
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Maxine Chadwick
Johnnie Davis ...
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Pat Dunn
Emma Dunn ...
Ma Hardy
Granville Bates ...
Pop Hardy
James Stephenson ...
Prof. Landis
Hobart Cavanaugh ...
Mr. 'Pops' Jordan
Elisabeth Risdon ...
Mrs. Jordan (as Elizabeth Risdon)
Dennie Moore ...
Abby Pitts
Rosella Towne ...
Panthea Landis
May Boley ...
Mrs. Krinkenheim
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Storyline

Brooklyn crooner Elly Jordan and his bandmates end up broke at a Wyoming dude ranch run by Jane Hardy. Singing for his supper there, Elly is heard by Broadway booker Roy Chadwick, who mistakes him for a genuine cowboy and decides to make him a star. The fact that Elly is terrified of animals (including horses) and doesn't know the first thing about the West makes his big break tough to pull off. Written by Jim Beaver <jumblejim@prodigy.net>

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9 July 1938 (USA)  »

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Cowboy de Asfalto  »

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Trivia

The radio amateur hour was a spoof of radio program "Major Bowes' Original Amateur Hour", which was very popular at the time. It is chiefly noted for the discovery of Frank Sinatra. See more »

Quotes

Jane Hardy: Say, you're late for your lesson.
Elly Jordan, aka Wyoming Steve Gibson: Yeah, well a couple of chickens had me cornered by the barn down there.
Jane Hardy: Cornered?
Elly Jordan, aka Wyoming Steve Gibson: Yeah, I was on the way up and coming around the barn, there were those doggone chickens and they wouldn't let me by.
Jane Hardy: Too bad you don't carry a gun, you could've shot your way out.
Elly Jordan, aka Wyoming Steve Gibson: Well now, heck, Jane, that's nothing to kid a fella about. You should've seen the dirty looks they were giving me.
Pat Dunn: Now listen Roy, are we gonna die laying down?
Roy Chadwick: Somebody figure out a new way to do it?
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Howdy Stranger
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Music by Richard A. Whiting
Lyrics by Johnny Mercer
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Good songs, lively cast in very light comedy
17 June 2013 | by (Minnesota) – See all my reviews

Dick Powell and Priscilla Lane sing a cute duet called "Ride, Tenderfoot, Ride": Standing under a tree, Powell strums a guitar while the two trade lines and hardly stop smiling through the whole song. It's a charming highlight of this enjoyable and unassuming comedy.

Powell plays a singer on his way west (from Brooklyn) who gets stranded at a Wyoming dude ranch run by Lane and her family. Hired as a ranch entertainer, Powell is quickly discovered by vacationing press agent Pat O'Brien, who immediately gives him a new name ("Wyoming Steve Gibson") and hauls him back to New York to present him as the next big thing—a "genuine" singing cowboy. What will happen if the public learns Powell is a fake?

Among the many whimsical elements here are Powell's fear of animals (he turns tail and runs when he sees so much as a bird fly past); Lane's insistence on proper Western pronunciation and terminology (you don't "think," you "reckon"); and Pat O'Brien's lightning fast delivery of virtually every line he speaks.

Ronald Reagan is also funny as O'Brien's bemused but enthusiastic assistant. Dick Foran pitches in as a frustrated western crooner himself who butchers "Home on the Range" every time he can corral an audience.

Powell and Lane are attractive leads, and both are especially good in the scenes they share. The plot really isn't much….but the songs are fine and the cast make it all very easy to watch.


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