The Cowboy and the Lady

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"Gary Cooper is at his very best." (The Hollywood Reporter) in this enchanting romantic comedy where East meets West...and white collar meets dusty lapel! "Tailor-made for Cooper" (Variety) and co-starring Merle Oberon in a "graceful and persuasive... read more
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"Gary Cooper is at his very best." (The Hollywood Reporter) in this enchanting romantic comedy where East meets West...and white collar meets dusty lapel! "Tailor-made for Cooper" (Variety) and co-starring Merle Oberon in a "graceful and persuasive performance" (Variety), this is "first-rate entertainment" (Time). When bored Palm Beach rich girl Mary Smith (Oberon) convinces her housemaids to take her along on a triple blind date, she never expects to meet the cowpoke of her dreams (Cooper). And when she convinces him that she's a struggling house servant, the unlikely couple falls head-over-spurs in love and hastily marries aboard a ship in Galveston! But rodeo life doesn't suit a lady, and when Mary returns home, her new husband finds a shock waiting for him...and a host of in-the-dark in-laws ready for a lesson in homespun love! 

Original Release

11/10/1938

US Release

11/10/1938

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Cast

Gary Cooper Stretch Willoughby
Merle Oberon Mary Smith
Patsy Kelly Katie Callahan
Walter Brennan Sugar
Fuzzy Knight Buzz
Mabel Todd Elly
Henry Kolker Horace Smith
Harry Davenport Uncle Hannibal Smith
Emma Dunn Ma Hawkins
Walter Walker Ames
(see additional cast & crew)

Directors

H.C. Potter, Stuart Heisler, William Wyler

Writers

S.N. Behrman, Leo McCarey, Sonya Levien, Frank R. Adams, Anita Loos, Robert Ardrey, Alan Campbell, Richard Connell, John Emerson, Howard Estabrook, Gene Fowler, Lillian Hellman, Frederick Lonsdale, Eddie Moran, Dorothy Parker, Robert Riskin, Frank Ryan

Cast

Gary Cooper Stretch Willoughby
Merle Oberon Mary Smith
Patsy Kelly Katie Callahan
Walter Brennan Sugar
Fuzzy Knight Buzz
Mabel Todd Elly
Henry Kolker Horace Smith
Harry Davenport Uncle Hannibal Smith
Emma Dunn Ma Hawkins
Walter Walker Ames
Berton Churchill Henderson / Oliver Wendell Henderson
Charles Richman Dillon
Frederik Vogeding Captain / Boat Captain
Iron Eyes Cody Rodeo Indian
Hank Worden Cowhand Leonard
Steve Clemente Knife Thrower
Charles Coleman Butler at Dinner Party / Horace Smith's Butler
Eddie Acuff Bus Driver
Murray Alper Cowboy at Ranch
Irving Bacon Chester - Smith's Secretary

Producers

Editors

Sherman Todd

1939 Oscar Best Sound, Recording Won
1939 Oscar Best Music, Original Song Nominated
1939 Oscar Best Music, Original Score Nominated
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