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Ride 'Em Cowboy (1942)

Approved | | Comedy, Western, Musical | 13 February 1942 (USA)
Two peanut vendors at a rodeo show get in trouble with their boss and hide out on a railroad train heading west. They get jobs as cowboys on a dude ranch, despite the fact that neither of ... See full summary »

Director:

Arthur Lubin

Writers:

Edmund L. Hartmann (story), Harold Shumate (adaptation) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Bud Abbott ... Duke
Lou Costello ... Willoughby
Dick Foran ... Bronco Bob Mitchell
Anne Gwynne ... Anne Shaw
Johnny Mack Brown ... Alabam' Brewster
Judd McMichael Judd McMichael ... Tom (as The Merry Macs)
Ted McMichael Ted McMichael ... Harry (as The Merry Macs)
Joe McMichael Joe McMichael ... Dick (as The Merry Macs)
Mary Lou Cook Mary Lou Cook ... Dotty Davis (as The Merry Macs)
Ella Fitzgerald ... Ruby
Samuel S. Hinds ... Sam Shaw
Douglass Dumbrille ... Jake Rainwater
Morris Ankrum ... Ace Anderson
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Storyline

Two peanut vendors at a rodeo show get in trouble with their boss and hide out on a railroad train heading west. They get jobs as cowboys on a dude ranch, despite the fact that neither of them knows anything about cowboys, horses, or anything else. Written by Anonymous

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Taglines:

TWO TERRIFIED TENDERFEET...CAUGHT IN A ROUND UP OF RIOTOUS REVELRY AND RHYTHM! (original print ad-all caps) See more »


Certificate:

Approved | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

13 February 1942 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Helden im Sattel See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Universal Pictures See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

The original production plans were delayed in favor of another of Bud Abbott's and Lou Costello's service comedies, Keep 'Em Flying (1941), which was proving to be a huge box-office hit for Universal. See more »

Goofs

Willoughby's hat is pinned to the wall by a knife. When the hat is removed there are two holes in the wall implying that this was the second take. See more »

Quotes

Willoughby: It's all our fault. Duke and I went running to hide from the boss and I let the cow's husband out.
Duke: He means the bull.
Willoughby: Bull nothin' it's a fact.
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Connections

Edited into Western Melodies (1949) See more »

Soundtracks

I'll Remember April
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Lyrics by Don Raye
Music by Gene de Paul
Performed by Dick Foran
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"You shot an arrow through the heart of her teepee."
25 May 2015 | by utgard14See all my reviews

Fun Abbott & Costello movie has the boys playing peanut vendors at a rodeo who get into trouble with their boss, so they head West and get a job working on a dude ranch. While Bud and Lou are up to their usual antics, singing cowboy Dick Foran tries to win over cowgirl Anne Gwynne. The problem is Foran's not a real cowboy and Gwynne doesn't think much of him. But when he's set to compete in a charity rodeo, she has to teach him to be a real cowboy fast.

Pretty funny with a good supporting cast that includes Douglas Dumbrille, Samuel S. Hinds, Morris Ankrum, and Johnny Mack Brown. Bud and Lou are in good form with funny lines and banter throughout, as well as some nice physical gags. Dick Foran does fine and lovely Anne Gwynne is charming. This one also has several musical numbers. The Merry Macs sings some nice tunes and Ella Fitzgerald, in her film debut, sings "A-Tisket A-Tasket." Even Dick Foran sings a couple of forgettable songs. Not one of A&C's best but pleasant entertainment. While it's true there's more focus on other characters and music than you might want in an Abbott & Costello comedy, rest assured that every time the duo is on screen they are gold.


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