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The Cowboy and the Lady (1938)

Approved | | Comedy, Drama, Romance | 17 November 1938 (USA)
A lonely socialite masquerades as a maid and meets an unpretentious, plain-spoken cowboy who is unaware of her true identity.

Directors:

H.C. Potter (as H. C. Potter), Stuart Heisler (uncredited) | 1 more credit »

Writers:

S.N. Behrman (screen play), Sonya Levien (screen play) | 2 more credits »
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Won 1 Oscar. Another 1 win & 2 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Gary Cooper ... Stretch Willoughby
Merle Oberon ... Mary Smith
Patsy Kelly ... Katie Callahan
Walter Brennan ... Sugar
Fuzzy Knight ... Buzz
Mabel Todd ... Elly
Henry Kolker ... Horace Smith
Harry Davenport ... Uncle Hannibal Smith
Emma Dunn ... Ma Hawkins
Walter Walker Walter Walker ... Ames
Berton Churchill ... Henderson
Charles Richman ... Dillon
Frederick Vogeding Frederick Vogeding ... Boat Captain
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Storyline

Poor Mary Smith can't go night-clubbing or have any other fun because any hint of scandal could damage her father's political career. She decides to rebel and convinces her two maids to let her go along with them on a blind date with some rodeo performers. She tells her date, Stretch, that she's a parlor maid and that she left home because her father beat her. The two fall in love and elope. Now Mary has a double dilemma: continuing her charade with Stretch and keeping her marriage a secret from her father. Written by <dbubbeo@cmp.com>

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Taglines:

THEY MET AT A RODEO...MARRIED ON A CATTLE BOAT...PARTED AT A HOT DOG STAND...MDE UP IN SWANK MIAMI...TO SCRAP ALL OVER AGAIN! (original print ad-all caps) See more »


Certificate:

Approved | See all certifications »
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Trivia

Arthur Hoyt is listed in studio records and casting call lists as being assigned the role of "Valet", but he does not appear in the final film. Modern sources also list Billy Wayne, Ernie Adams and Jack Baxley as "Rodeo Riders", but they do not appear or are not identifiable on screen. See more »

Goofs

When Grandpa is demonstrating the jitterbug, he sings "A-Tisket, A-Tasket," but his lips never move. See more »

Quotes

Sugar: Hey, you don't suppose she married him for his money, do you?
Buzz: What money?
Sugar: Well, he got a job, ain't he?
Buzz: Yeah, I never thought of that.
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Connections

Remade as The Cowboy and the Ballerina (1998) See more »

Soundtracks

Red River Valley
(uncredited)
Traditional
In the score in the restaurant
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Nice romance
2 December 2005 | by Caz1964See all my reviews

I saw this film as a teenager about 20 years ago,and its always remained one of my favourite romantic films.you can easily get lost in the beautiful locations this film is set in.The story is a simple one,with no confusing plot,so you just watch it for the beautiful chemistry between the two stars and the sweet storyline.It shows that films made during this era were far more romantic than that of today,they had lots of innocence about them,today they are handled a bit to heavily and you cant feel as sensitive towards them.I don't really think this film dates at all,i think this film can still be absorbed by a modern audience,as the film is basically about opposites attract which everyone can relate to .And also the two characters are just timeless,their different personalities really compliment each other,i do love this film.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 November 1938 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Budget:

$1,500,000 (estimated)
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Technical Specs

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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