A New York bank clerk,Mollie Truesdale (Jean Arthur), in the late 1930s, finds that her cherished dream of making a 17-day all-expenses-paid bus trip to the Pacific Coast and back, isn't all she thought it would be...until she reaches Oregon and a bucking broncho tosses a rodeo performer on top of her and knocks her flat. Duke Hudkins (John Wayne), by way of apology, shows her the sights of Fairfield, Oregon, and she misses her bus, quarrels with the bewildered Duke, hitchhikes across a lot of desert...and a romance is born.
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A ROUGH RIDIN' RODEO RIDER who takes the prize on and off the field! (1954 reissue poster)
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Did You Know?
Although his character in A Lady Takes a Chance is named Duke Hudkins, actor John Wayne got his nickname "The Duke" long before. In his early teens living in Glendale, California, Wayne had a dog named Duke. They were so inseparable that family and friends called them Little Duke and Big Duke. For Wayne, who soon entered high school theatrical productions, the name stuck. See more
Love is the best thing there is, I guess, but you're barking up the wrong cowboy.
Swingin' at the Cotton Club
Written by Bob Bell
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