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Wild and Woolly (1931)

This Sports Champions entry visits a rodeo and highlights the three main events: bronco busting, bull riding, and bull-dogging steers.

Director:

Charles Dorian

Star:

Pete Smith
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Pete Smith ... Narrator (voice)
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Storyline

We visit a rodeo somewhere in the western United States. We watch professional riders in three events: bronco busting, bull-dogging, and bull riding. We see some of the cowboys perform in slow motion and one in reverse motion. Pete Smith, the narrator who sounds like a city boy as he explains it's pronounced "roe-DAY-o," provides a combination of information, comic commentary, and corny puns. Overriding all is the difficulty of this sport. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Genres:

Documentary | Short

Certificate:

Passed
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

7 November 1931 (USA) See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM) See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Narrator: Hi, ho! Cash customers. Hi, ho. Here we are way out west in the land of horse feathers and bow legs; where men are men and women think a powder puff is something that comes from the end of a gun.
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Connections

Followed by Snow Birds (1932) See more »

Soundtracks

My Pony Boy
(1909)
Music by Charley O'Donnell
Lyrics by Bobby Heath
Played during the opening credits and at the end
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Yet another reason I hate the Pete Smith films.
27 January 2013 | by MartinHaferSee all my reviews

This is one of the earliest films narrated by Pete Smith--a guy who made TONS of shorts for MGM over several decades. I have never understood why, however. After all, MGM was the top studio on the planet--you'd think they could have done a lot better than these limp films.

This installment was the only film directed by Charles Dorian. It features lots of footage of a rodeo--and much of it is in slow motion. During all this, as usual, Smith drones on and on and makes lots of supposedly droll comments--most of which were not funny or were slightly offensive. Not only is it bad, but the film also shows a lot of animals being tormented. So why would you want to watch it? I have no idea.


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