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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 »

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:

GAGS! NAGS! SWEETIES AND SWING! (original print ad - all caps) See more »


Certificate:

TV-G | 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

This was the last Bud Abbott and Lou Costello film to be directed by Arthur Lubin. Like their previous collaborations, this became one of the biggest hits of the year. See more »

Goofs

When Willoughby enters the caboose he stands by the poker table with the door open behind him. The brakeman closes the door. Willoughby walks over to sit down and the brakeman closes the door again. 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 It's Black Entertainment (2002) See more »

Soundtracks

A-Tisket, A-Tasket
by Ella Fitzgerald and Van Alexander (as Al Feldman)
Performed by Ella Fitzgerald (uncredited)
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Way Out West with Abbott & Costello
29 July 2010 | by wes-connorsSee all my reviews

New York hot dog vendors Bud Abbott and Lou Costello (as Duke and Willoughby) cause trouble at a rodeo, them move out west for real, first disguised as cows and then as cowboys. This was the inevitable "western" take on the "Abbott & Costello" franchise, and it catches the duo appearing still fresh, and with the formula working well. With their "poker game" probably best known, the vaudeville routines seem not to have been tapped out, and the material is chosen well. And, new comedy bits are blended in well.

The inoffensive lovers are singing cowboy Dick Foran (as "Bronco Bob" Mitchell) and pretty cowgirl Anne Gwynne (as Anne Shaw).

Ella Fitzgerald drops in, to sing her hit "A-Tisket, A-Tasket" (1938). Western hero Johnny Mack Brown (as "Alabam'" Brewster) also lends some support. But, the highlight is seeing Ms. Fitzgerald and The Merry Macs do a 1940s jive called "Rockin' and Reelin'" (a tune Chuck Berry might have enjoyed). It's guaranteed to pop your top. Merry Mac brothers Joe, Ted, and Judd McMichael (herein complimented by Mary Lou Cook) were an excellent vocal group, best known for their later hit "Mairzy Doats" (1944).

******* Ride 'Em Cowboy (2/13/42) Arthur Lubin ~ Lou Costello, Bud Abbott, Dick Foran, Anne Gwynne


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