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The Cowboy Quarterback (1939)

Approved | | Comedy, Sport | 29 July 1939 (USA)
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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Complete credited cast:
Bert Wheeler ...
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
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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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COME OUT AND ROOT FOR THE ROOTINEST, TOOTINEST FOOTBALL PLAYER WHO EVER CAME OUT OF THE WEST...WHERE MEN ARE MEN AND A QUARTERBACK IS JUST TWO BITS AND CHANGE! (original poster-all caps) See more »

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Comedy | Sport

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29 July 1939 (USA)  »

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Trivia

The play, "Elmer the Great," opened on Broadway in New York City, New York, USA on 4 September 1928 and closed in October 1928 after 40 performances. The opening night cast included Walter Huston as Elmer. 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 »

Soundtracks

Underneath a Western Sky
(1936) (uncredited)
Music by M.K. Jerome and Ted Fio Rito
Lyrics by Jack Scholl
Performed by William Hopper (guitar and vocal)
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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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