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The Cowboy Quarterback (1939)

Approved | | Comedy, Romance, 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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(as Noel Smith)

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(screen play), (from a play by) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

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Maizie Williams
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Evelyn Corey
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Rusty Walker
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Steve Adams
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Handsome Sam Saxon (as DeWolf Hopper)
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Colonel Moffett
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Coach Hap Farrell (as Charles Wilson)
Frederic Tozere ...
Mr. Slater (as Fredric Tozere)
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Mr. Gray
John Ridgely ...
Mr. Walters
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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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Forget your football favorites, folks. He's 1939's All-American Laugh-Back ! (original poster) See more »

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Comedy | Romance | Sport

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Approved | See all certifications »
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29 July 1939 (USA)  »

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

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 »

Goofs

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 »

Connections

Version of Elmer, the Great (1933) See more »

Soundtracks

I'm an Old Cow Hand
(1936) (uncredited)
Written by Johnny Mercer
Variations in the score often
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Even Demarest Can't Save It
12 December 2013 | by (USA) – See all my reviews

Wheeler and Woolsey were not one of my favorite comedy teams. After Woolsey died in 1938, Wheeler had to continue on without him. This is one of those films and it's pretty lame. Basically Wheeler (44 years old) plays a young football prospect in Montana signed up by a scout (William Demarest). The sole joke in the movie is that Wheeler and his girlfriend (Marie Windsor) are morons. This joke is used over & over for comic effect without actually producing any comedy. It's tiresome and dull. William Demarest was a great comedic actor, especially in his Preston Sturges films. He tries his able best here but he can't elevate this material. Avoid unless you happen to be a Bert Wheeler fan...if there is such a creature.


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