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The Cowboy Quarterback (1939)

 -  Comedy | Sport  -  29 July 1939 (USA)
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Football scout for the Chicago Packers Rusty Walker signs Harry Lynn, a legendary broken-field runner. Harry won't leave his home town without his girlfriend Maizie Williams. He gets ... See full summary »

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Bert Wheeler ...
Harry Lynn
Marie Wilson ...
Maizie Williams
Gloria Dickson ...
Evelyn Corey
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Rusty Walker
Eddie Foy Jr. ...
Steve Adams
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Handsome Sam Saxon (as DeWolf Hopper)
William Gould ...
Colonel Moffett
Charles C. Wilson ...
Coach Hap Farrell (as Charles Wilson)
Frederic Tozere ...
Mr. Slater (as Fredric Tozere)
John Harron ...
Mr. Gray
John Ridgely ...
Mr. Walters
Eddie Acuff ...
Airplane Pilot
Clem Bevans ...
Lem - the Mailman
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Football scout for the Chicago Packers Rusty Walker signs Harry Lynn, a legendary broken-field runner. Harry won't leave his home town without his girlfriend Maizie Williams. He gets tangled up with gamblers and Rusty's girl Evelyn Corey makes a play for him. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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scout | fight | gambling | jealousy | montana | See more »

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YOU'LL FIND 60 MINUTES OF FAST AND FURIOUS FOOTBALL...LOUD AND LINGERING LAUGHS (original poster - all caps) See more »

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Comedy | Sport

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29 July 1939 (USA)  »

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Three cast members in studio records/casting call lists did not appear or were not identifiable in the movie. These were (with their character names): Cliff Saum (Field Announcer), Eddie Graham (Photographer) and Jeffrey Sayre (Photographer). See more »

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In the beginning, the two actors were shown in a closed plane side by side. When the plane was shown flying in a long shot, it was a open plane with the actors not side by side. See more »

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Version of Fast Company (1929) See more »

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"I'm an Old Cow Hand (1936) (uncredited)
Written by Johnny Mercer
Variations in the score often
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Wheeler No Woolsey and Kinda Weird
8 November 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Bert Wheeler flies solo in this football-themed vehicle that runs only about an hour, but has enough convoluted twists for a couple more movies. Starts gamely enough with William Demarest the Chicago Packers scout who flies out to Nevada to find Wheeler, the yokel football superstar, Harry Lynn. Lynn loves his boss, Maizie (not Marie), who runs the local general store (Specializing in "Ice Cream, Pianos, Cement, and Bird Seed"!).

Demarest plays it a little low-key, which is always a plus, but his character ends up being the cause of some manipulations of the two young love birds that lead to the verge of disaster. Suffice it to say, Pete Rose has nothing on Harry Lynn.

In fact, the corruption on display in this movie kinda takes away some of the fun. Wheeler does okay as the football phenom. The rest of the cast is stellar including Eddie Foy as his roommate pal, Eddie Acuff as a pilot, and especially Trevor Bardette in a brief role as a sage Indian. The three tall villains are rather menacing too.

Music: Wheeler sneaks in a little music singing "Mother McCree" while drunk. And William Hopper gets a couple of verses of a cowboy song out.

Good for W&W completest.


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