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Ride Him, Cowboy (1932)

John Drury saves Duke, a wild horse accused of murder, and trains him. When he discovers that the real murderer, a bad guy known as The Hawk, is the town's leading citizen, Drury arrested on a fraudulent charge.

Director:

Fred Allen

Writers:

Kenneth Perkins (by), Scott Mason (adaptation)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
John Wayne ... John Drury
Duke Duke ... Duke - Gaunt's Horse
Ruth Hall ... Ruth Gaunt
Henry B. Walthall ... John Gaunt
Otis Harlan ... Judge Jones
Harry Gribbon ... Deputy Sheriff Clout
Frank Hagney ... Henry Sims - aka The Hawk
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Storyline

John Drury agrees to look for the outlaw known as the Hawk and Henry Simms volunteers to help him. But Simms is the Hawk and he leaves Drury on the desert to die. Simms then kills a man and plants John's harmonica at the scene. With the help of his horse Duke, John returns only to find that he is accused of murder and about to face the hanging Judge. Written by Maurice VanAuken <mvanauken@a1access.net>

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Taglines:

YIPEE! Here Come The Ridin', Fightin' King of the Range! (1939 reissue poster)

Genres:

Romance | Western

Certificate:

Passed | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

27 August 1932 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Den hvide Hævner See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Leon Schlesinger Studios See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Goofs

A horse is shown trying to break free from a slender tree. The tree is visibly held up by a rope placed there to make sure it didn't fall over while the horse was jumping around. The rope disappears when the camera does a closeup of the horse. The rope then again appears when the camera is farther away. See more »

Quotes

Judge E. Clarence 'Necktie' Jones: Bein' as we ain't got any Bible and no one here has ever seen one, the jury will not be swore in.
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Connections

Version of The Unknown Cavalier (1926) See more »

Soundtracks

Till We Meet Again
(1918) (uncredited)
Music by Richard A. Whiting
Lyrics by Ray Egan
Played and sung by the band at the party
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A Tale of Two Dukes
22 April 2014 | by utgard14See all my reviews

This movie starts with a horse named Duke coming to the rescue of a man being bushwhacked. The man is cracked over the head and killed, so one of the robbers claims the horse went mad and attacked them. So the horse is put on trial for murder. I'm not kidding -- the horse is brought to town and put on trial in front of the whole town! Before he's sentenced to death, a cowboy (John Wayne) shows up and offers to ride the horse to prove he's not wild. After he does and saves Duke, the horse's owner (great character actor Henry B. Walthall) asks Wayne to help the town catch a masked bandit named the Hawk. The first of six B westerns Wayne made for WB in the early '30s. He was named John something-or-other in every movie and always had his horse Duke. They're routine westerns. Forgettable but watchable.


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