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Cowboy from Brooklyn (1938)

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

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Elly Jordan, aka Wyoming Steve Gibson
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Jane Hardy
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Sam Thorne
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Maxine Chadwick
Johnnie Davis ...
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Pat Dunn
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Ma Hardy
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Pop Hardy
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Prof. Landis
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Mr. 'Pops' Jordan
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Mrs. Jordan (as Elizabeth Risdon)
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Abby Pitts
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Panthea Landis
May Boley ...
Mrs. Krinkenheim
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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

Pop Hardy: [to Sam] When I was your age, I didn't let any city slicker steal my gal from under my nose.
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Home on the Range
Music by Daniel E. Kelley (1904)
Lyrics by Brewster M. Higley (1873)
Played on guitar and sung in part by Dick Foran three times
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Missed Opportunity
15 November 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This film is terrible. What makes this all the more unfortunate is that the film has a solid idea and a great cast. The idea was used to much better advantage in Abbott and Costello's 1942 comedy for Universal "Ride 'em Cowboy". Coincidentally Dick Foran also appears in that film although as a character similar to Dick Powell's, the phony cowboy. Pat O'Brien plays his standard fast talking promoter to perfection but adds very little to the proceedings. It's hard to believe that this was the same year that he did both "Boy Meets Girl" and "Angels With Dirty Faces", both co-starring James Cagney. The songs are less than memorable. It's great fun to see a very young Ronald Reagan in a supporting role.


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