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A Lady Takes a Chance ()


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A city girl on a bus tour of the West encounters a handsome rodeo cowboy who helps her forget her simpy city suitors.

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Molly J. Truesdale
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Duke Hudkins
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Waco
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Smiley Lambert
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Florrie Bendix
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Drunk
John Philliber ...
Storekeeper
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Malcolm Scott
Jean Stevens ...
'Jitterbug' (as Peggy Carroll)
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Bob Hastings
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Gregg Stone
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Flossie
Sugar Geise ...
Linda Belle
Joan Blair ...
Lilly
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Mullen
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Bus Station Attendant (as Ed Waller)
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Carmencita
Alex Melesh ...
Bartender #1
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Gambling House Boss
Paul Scott ...
Bartender #2
Charles D. Brown ...
Dr. G.W. Humboldt
Billy Lenhart ...
Butch (as Butch and Buddy)
Kenneth Brown ...
Buddy (as Butch and Buddy)
The Three Peppers ...
Speciality Act
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Polly Bailey ...
Beggar Woman (uncredited)
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Gambler (uncredited)
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Henry (uncredited)
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Mustached Gold City Cowboy (uncredited)
Joseph E. Bernard ...
Gambler (uncredited)
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Poker Player (uncredited)
Rudy Bowman ...
Barfly (uncredited)
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Barfly (uncredited)
Fred Burns ...
Team Driver (uncredited)
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Slim (uncredited)
Robert Cherry ...
Hot Dog Vendor (uncredited)
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Indian Bellhop (uncredited)
Monte Collins ...
Poker Player (uncredited)
Armand Cortes ...
Al (uncredited)
Victor Cox ...
Barfly (uncredited)
Jack Daley ...
Gambler (uncredited)
Roy Darmour ...
Gambler (uncredited)
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Truck Driver (uncredited)
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Cowboy (uncredited)
Bert Dillard ...
Cowboy (uncredited)
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Butler (uncredited)
George Ford ...
Wealthy Young Man (uncredited)
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Gambler (uncredited)
Jack Gordon ...
Barfly (uncredited)
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Saloon Brawler (uncredited)
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Hot Dog Girl (uncredited)
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Croupier (uncredited)
Warren Jackson ...
Gambler (uncredited)
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Saloon Brawler (uncredited)
Donald Kerr ...
Gambler (uncredited)
Mike Lally ...
Gambler (uncredited)
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Barfly (uncredited)
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Poker Player (uncredited)
Dorcas McKim ...
Mother (uncredited)
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Bus Passenger (uncredited)
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Otto (uncredited)
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Barfly (uncredited)
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Counter Girl (uncredited)
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Poker Player (uncredited)
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Gambler (uncredited)
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Saloon Brawler (uncredited)
Ronald R. Rondell ...
Henchman (uncredited)
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Poker Player (uncredited)
Harry Semels ...
Greek (uncredited)
Allen D. Sewall ...
Barfly (uncredited)
Mysty Shot ...
Sammy - Horse (uncredited)
Clarence Straight ...
Henry (uncredited)
Chalky Williams ...
Reporter (uncredited)
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Waiter (uncredited)

Directed by

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William A. Seiter

Written by

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Robert Ardrey ... (screenplay)
 
Jo Swerling ... (story)
 
Garson Kanin ... (unconfirmed) (uncredited) (unconfirmed)

Produced by

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Dick Ross ... associate producer (as Richard Ross)
Frank Ross ... producer

Music by

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Roy Webb

Cinematography by

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Frank Redman ... director of photography

Film Editing by

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Theron Warth

Art Direction by

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Albert S. D'Agostino
Alfred Herman

Set Decoration by

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A. Roland Fields ... (as Al Fields)
Darrell Silvera

Costume Design by

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Edward Stevenson ... (gowns)

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Robert Aldrich ... second assistant director
Dewey Starkey ... assistant director

Sound Department

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Roy Meadows ... recording director
James G. Stewart ... re-recording mixer (as James Stewart)
Terry Kellum ... sound (uncredited)

Special Effects by

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Vernon L. Walker ... special effects

Stunts

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George DeNormand ... stunt double (uncredited)
Bud Geary ... stunt double (uncredited)
Fred Graham ... stunt double (uncredited)
Allen Pomeroy ... stunts (uncredited)

Music Department

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C. Bakaleinikoff ... musical director
Crew believed to be complete

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Plot Summary

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. Written by Les Adams

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Taglines IT'S SCREWY...And So Funny! IT'S RIOTOUS...And Romantic! (1950 reissue poster) See more »
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Also Known As
  • The Cowboy and the Girl (United States)
  • Cheyenne (United States)
  • La fille et son cow-boy (France)
  • La chica y el vaquero (Spain)
  • Una chica se divierte (Spain)
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Runtime
  • 86 min
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Did You Know?

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Movie Connections Referenced in John Wayne (1961). See more »
Quotes Waco: Remember what you told me? "Women is like socks... you gotta change 'em regular."
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