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A Lady Takes a Chance (1943)

Passed | | Comedy, Romance, Western | 19 August 1943 (USA)
A city girl on a bus tour of the West encounters a handsome rodeo cowboy who helps her forget her simpy city suitors.

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A New York bank clerk,Mollie Truesdale (Jean Arthur), in the late 1930s, finds that her cherished dream of making a 17-day all-expenses-paid bus trip to the Pacific Coast and back, isn't all she thought it would be...until she reaches Oregon and a bucking broncho tosses a rodeo performer on top of her and knocks her flat. Duke Hudkins (John Wayne), by way of apology, shows her the sights of Fairfield, Oregon, and she misses her bus, quarrels with the bewildered Duke, hitchhikes across a lot of desert...and a romance is born. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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A ROUGH RIDIN' RODEO RIDER who takes the prize on and off the field! (1954 reissue poster) See more »


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Waco: Love is the best thing there is, I guess, but you're barking up the wrong cowboy.
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East meets west. AKA The Cowboy and the Girl.
23 May 2000 | by (Muskogee OK) – See all my reviews

This is a funny and enjoyable movie. Jean Arthur plays Molly Truesdale, a young woman that needs a break from her job and the pursuit of three fellows wanting her companionship. She signs up for a fourteen day bus trip west. The vacation gets interesting when she meets a cowboy at a rodeo. That cowboy is Duke Hudkins (John Wayne), who is smitten with her coy flirtations. There is a magical interaction between Arthur and Wayne that seems to make the black and white film glow.

Phil Silvers plays the tour bus guide. The cowboy's side kick, Waco, is played by Charles Winninger. Also in the cast is Mary Field and Jean Stevens.


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