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Ride 'Em Cowboy (1942)

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 »

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
... Duke
... Willoughby
... Bronco Bob Mitchell
... Anne Shaw
... Alabam' Brewster
Judd McMichael ... Tom (as The Merry Macs)
Ted McMichael ... Harry (as The Merry Macs)
Joe McMichael ... Dick (as The Merry Macs)
Mary Lou Cook ... Dotty Davis (as The Merry Macs)
... Ruby
... Sam Shaw
... Jake Rainwater
... Ace Anderson
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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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They'd make a horse LAUGH! (original print ad) See more »


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13 February 1942 (USA)  »

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Helden im Sattel  »

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(Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

When the dude-ranch bus pulls into the station to pick up the train passengers from the "wild west show", the signpost on the depot reads "Gower Gulch". That is an inside joke, as "Gower Gulch" was a longtime name for the area of Hollywood--centered on Gower Street--where many low-budget independent producers and studios, which specialized in shooting westerns because they were cheap to make, were headquartered. See more »

Goofs

Duke's cigarette appears and disappears just as they start to play poker on the train. 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

Featured in The World of Abbott and Costello (1965) See more »

Soundtracks

Give Me My Saddle
(uncredited)
Lyrics by Don Raye
Music by Gene de Paul
Performed by Dick Foran
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very funny A+C vehicle
14 July 1999 | by See all my reviews

Abbott and Costello, working on a rodeo as hot dog salesman accidently let out a bull while on the run from the boss. The bull gets in the path of celebrated western hero 'Bronco' Bob. He panics and it's up to champion cowgirl, Anne to save his life. She injures her ankle and is out of the competition. He apologises but she's having none of it after discovering he's a big fake. Meanwhile, the boys, still on the run from the boss hide on the train which Anne(and Bronco Bob) are on. A hilarious poker game routine occurs here. Lou's facial expressions are hystrical. Anyway, the boys get jobs on the 'Lazy S' ranch which Anne's father owns where Bob asks Anne for forgiveness and asks her to train him for the upcoming rodeo competition. Meanwhile, Costello accidentally shoots an arrow through the heart of a teepee and by law has to marry a girl(probably played by a man) whom the tent is owned by. So the Indians are after him.

The boys do all sorts of routines throughout this very very funny outing which won't disappoint any of their fans. Crazy house routine, swimming pool scene, poker scene and the great driving finale are all highlights in one of their best. One or two of the songs slow the pace though (Foran's only).


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