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Nothing Too Good for a Cowboy (1998)

TV Movie  -   -  Comedy | Romance  -  4 January 1998 (Canada)
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In 1939, former New York City stock broker Richmond Hobson, a man with a privileged past, has become a cowboy, which is his dream job. With his partner, an experienced but sarcastic cowpoke... See full summary »

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In 1939, former New York City stock broker Richmond Hobson, a man with a privileged past, has become a cowboy, which is his dream job. With his partner, an experienced but sarcastic cowpoke named Panhandle Phillips, Rich has a three-year old fledgling ranch in northern British Columbia near Vanderhoof. Beyond the grief he gets from local banker Roland Tewkesbury who wants to ruin Rich so that he can buy the land for a pittance, Rich may be facing difficult times with the onset of the war. Of late, he has been having dreams of an unknown beautiful blond woman. His dreams become reality when he spots her. She is headstrong Gloria McIntosh, a Vancouver aspiring débutante who is the dream girl of many a man in her own social circle, most specifically Connor McCann. But Gloria is literally swept off her feet by first sight of the mysterious cowboy. Impetuously, they get married as Gloria is willing to give up her current life to become a rancher's wife, something about which she knows ... Written by Huggo

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An essential occupation
24 July 2013 | by (Buffalo, New York) – See all my reviews

Nothing Too Good For A Cowboy casts Chad Willet as a former New York stockbroker turned cowboy and now trying to run a ranch with the good help of good old boy Ted Atherton as a cowboy mentor. The time is 1939 with Canada about to go to war to help the mother country.

When war comes Willet is told that raising beef cattle is an essential occupation and he's exempt. His patriotic hands with a little encouragement from banker Dan McDonald enlist. McDonald does a real good job of being a real snake in the grass who even in time of war is looking to pick up some good bargains in foreclosure.

But Willet gets the best bargain of all in Sarah Chalke when they meet in Vancouver. She's a débutante and seeing him on that horse was enough for her. After a fashion she takes to ranch life even winning over Atherton as well.

Before hitting the big time with an Oscar nomination, Ryan Gosling plays a supporting role as one of a pair of itinerant youths that Willet hires to replace his cowhands. Both Willet and Gosling did not play in the short-lived television series made from this film.

Nothing Too Good For A Cowboy is an easy to take film with a pair of attractive leads in Willet and Chalke.


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