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The Cowboy Quarterback (1939)

Approved | | Comedy, Romance, Sport | 29 July 1939 (USA)
Football scout for the Chicago Packers Rusty Walker signs Harry Lynn, a legendary broken-field runner. Harry won't leave his home town without his girlfriend Maizie Williams. He gets ... See full summary »

Director:

Noel M. Smith (as Noel Smith)

Writers:

Fred Niblo Jr. (screen play), Ring Lardner (from a play by) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Bert Wheeler ... Harry Lynn
Marie Wilson ... Maizie Williams
Gloria Dickson ... Evelyn Corey
William Demarest ... Rusty Walker
Eddie Foy Jr. ... Steve Adams
William Hopper ... Handsome Sam Saxon (as DeWolf Hopper)
William Gould ... Colonel Moffett
Charles C. Wilson ... Coach Hap Farrell (as Charles Wilson)
Frederic Tozere Frederic Tozere ... Mr. Slater (as Fredric Tozere)
John Harron ... Mr. Gray
John Ridgely ... Mr. Walters
Eddie Acuff ... Airplane Pilot
Clem Bevans ... Lem - the Mailman
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Storyline

Football scout for the Chicago Packers Rusty Walker signs Harry Lynn, a legendary broken-field runner. Harry won't leave his home town without his girlfriend Maizie Williams. He gets tangled up with gamblers and Rusty's girl Evelyn Corey makes a play for him. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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COME OUT AND ROOT FOR THE ROOTINEST, TOOTINEST FOOTBALL PLAYER WHO EVER CAME OUT OF THE WEST...WHERE MEN ARE MEN AND A QUARTERBACK IS JUST TWO BITS AND CHANGE! (original poster-all caps) See more »

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Comedy | Romance | Sport

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

29 July 1939 (USA) See more »

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Production Co:

Warner Bros. See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Three cast members in studio records/casting call lists did not appear or were not identifiable in the movie. These were (with their character names): Cliff Saum (Field Announcer), Eddie Graham (Photographer) and Jeffrey Sayre (Photographer). See more »

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In the beginning, the two actors were shown in a closed plane side by side. When the plane was shown flying in a long shot, it was a open plane with the actors not side by side. See more »

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Version of Elmer, the Great (1933) See more »

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Underneath a Western Sky
(1936) (uncredited)
Music by M.K. Jerome and Ted Fio Rito
Lyrics by Jack Scholl
Performed by William Hopper (guitar and vocal)
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Even Demarest Can't Save It
12 December 2013 | by utgard14See all my reviews

Wheeler and Woolsey were not one of my favorite comedy teams. After Woolsey died in 1938, Wheeler had to continue on without him. This is one of those films and it's pretty lame. Basically Wheeler (44 years old) plays a young football prospect in Montana signed up by a scout (William Demarest). The sole joke in the movie is that Wheeler and his girlfriend (Marie Windsor) are morons. This joke is used over & over for comic effect without actually producing any comedy. It's tiresome and dull. William Demarest was a great comedic actor, especially in his Preston Sturges films. He tries his able best here but he can't elevate this material. Avoid unless you happen to be a Bert Wheeler fan...if there is such a creature.


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