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Ride Him, Cowboy (1932)

John Drury saves Duke, a wild horse accused of murder, and trains him. When he discovers that the real murderer, a bad guy known as The Hawk, is the town's leading citizen, Drury arrested on a fraudulent charge.

Director:

Fred Allen

Writers:

Kenneth Perkins (by), Scott Mason (adaptation)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
John Wayne ... John Drury
Duke Duke ... Duke - Gaunt's Horse
Ruth Hall ... Ruth Gaunt
Henry B. Walthall ... John Gaunt
Otis Harlan ... Judge Jones
Harry Gribbon ... Deputy Sheriff Clout
Frank Hagney ... Henry Sims - aka The Hawk
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Storyline

John Drury agrees to look for the outlaw known as the Hawk and Henry Simms volunteers to help him. But Simms is the Hawk and he leaves Drury on the desert to die. Simms then kills a man and plants John's harmonica at the scene. With the help of his horse Duke, John returns only to find that he is accused of murder and about to face the hanging Judge. Written by Maurice VanAuken <mvanauken@a1access.net>

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Taglines:

YIPEE! Here Come The Ridin', Fightin' King of the Range! (1939 reissue poster)

Genres:

Romance | Western

Certificate:

Passed | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

27 August 1932 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Den hvide Hævner See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Goofs

A horse is shown trying to break free from a slender tree. The tree is visibly held up by a rope placed there to make sure it didn't fall over while the horse was jumping around. The rope disappears when the camera does a closeup of the horse. The rope then again appears when the camera is farther away. See more »

Quotes

John Drury: Where I come from we don't shoot horses when they get ornery; we tame 'em.
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Connections

Spoofed in Ride Him, Bosko! (1932) See more »

Soundtracks

My Pony Boy
(1909) (uncredited)
Music by Charley O'Donnell
Lyrics by Bobby Heath
Played during the opening credits
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too early for the Duke
12 June 2005 | by schles-1See all my reviews

Worth watching Duke (the horse)...Duke (the human) leaves a lot to be desired. As a fairly early Western, this picture has many of the classic ingredients...bad guys, good guys, romance, lively crowds of town folks,and even a horse for a hero. The problem is sub-par acting, a ridiculous script, and amateurish direction. However, even with these faults whatever possible enjoyment Western fans might have found is ruined by the incredibly poor acting of John Wayne. It's impossible not to be distracted by his low level of performance and even a cowboy fanatic like myself could not suffer more than a few of his awkward scenes before fleeing the scene myself.


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