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The Cowboy and the Blonde (1941)

 -  Comedy | Western  -  16 May 1941 (USA)
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Rodeo rider Lank tries his hand at movie making. Spoiled established star Crystal throws tantrums, but after the rodeo she's easy for Lank to handle. It's the "Taming of the Shrew" ... See full summary »

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Mary Beth Hughes ...
Crystal Wayne
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Lank Garrett
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Phineas Johnson
Robert Conway ...
Don Courtney
John Miljan ...
Bob Roycroft
Richard Lane ...
Gilbert
Robert Emmett Keane ...
Mr. Gregory
Minerva Urecal ...
Murphy
Fuzzy Knight ...
Skeeter
George O'Hara ...
Melvyn
Monica Bannister ...
Maybelle
William Halligan ...
Franklyn
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Rodeo rider Lank tries his hand at movie making. Spoiled established star Crystal throws tantrums, but after the rodeo she's easy for Lank to handle. It's the "Taming of the Shrew" Hollywood style. Written by Ed Stephan <stephan@cc.wwu.edu>

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rodeo | hollywood | cowboy | blonde

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WORLD'S CHAMPION BRONCO-BUSTER TAMES HOLLYWOOD SCREEN QUEEN! (original ad - all caps) See more »

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Comedy | Western

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16 May 1941 (USA)  »

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(RCA Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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Interesting shot of a Boeing 247 taking off. This was superannuated by 1941. The first modern airliner, it entered service with United Air Lines just before the far superior Douglas DC-3 revolutionized air travel. This was Boeing's last attempt at a commercial airliner until after WW2. See more »

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Skeeter: Well, cut off my legs and call me Shorty!
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Hunky Rodeo Cowboy Encounters Bitchy Blonde Movie Diva--Sparkling Little 'B' comedy.
4 October 2002 | by (New York City, USA) – See all my reviews

Delicious, spunky little romantic comedy abounding with wry swipes at the idiocy of Hollywood moviemaking. A spoiled, demanding, utterly gorgeous blonde sex symbol (the underrated and wickedly delightful Mary Beth Hughes, in her best film role) meets her match when a hunky rodeo cowboy (George Montgomery, most often wasted in 'B' westerns but proving himself a deftly humorous romantic lead) is cast as her leading man in her latest sarong saga. Frequently hilarious and quite sexy comedy--a "Taming of the Shrew" deliciously set against the lunacies of Hollywood movie-making. Had MGM gotten its gilded paws on this premise, it would have starred Jean Harlow and Clark Gable, cost a bundle, and not have been nearly as much fun as this Fox quickie. The ravishing Ms. Hughes proves herself an expert comedienne, and Montgomery is hilarious as her reluctant, rebellious romeo. The chemistry between these two underrated talents is combustible--and "The Cowboy and the Blonde" is one of the most sparkling, overlooked screwball farces of the 1940s. Check out the similarities between this deft frolic and "Bus Stop." Ms. Hughes and Montgomery could easily have subbed for Monroe & Don Murray--the chronological timing simply wasn't right, and more's the pity.


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