The Cowboy and the Lady (1938) - Rotten Tomatoes

The Cowboy and the Lady1938

The Cowboy and the Lady (1938)





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After an eccentric young woman (Merle Oberon) is left on her father's estate to keep her from spoiling his Presidential bid, she attends a rodeo and falls in love with a cowboy (Gary Cooper). They marry soon after, and must confront the furious father.

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Gary Cooper
as Stretch Willoughby
Merle Oberon
as Mary Smith
Patsy Kelly
as Katie Callahan
Henry Kolker
as Mr. Smith
Harry Davenport
as Uncle Hannibal Smith
Emma Dunn
as Ma Hawkins
Mabel Colcord
as Old Woman
Billy Wayne
as Rodeo Rider
Russ Powell
as Rodeo Rider
Russell Powell
as Rodeo Rider
Jack Baxley
as Rodeo Rider
John Judd
as Rodeo Rider
Hank Worden
as Cowhand
Ernie S. Adams
as Rodeo Rider
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Critic Reviews for The Cowboy and the Lady

All Critics (3)

George Montgomery and Mary Beth Hughes, comparative newcomers, romp through this obvious "B' flicker with a great deal more intelligence and restraint than a lot of people we could both name,

October 30, 2019 | Full Review…

This high-concept western comedy of 1938, starring Gary Cooper and Merle Oberon, is compromised due to the fact that half a dozen writers worked on the script, including S.N. Behrman, Dorothy Parker, and Anita Loos.

April 30, 2012 | Rating: B- | Full Review…

Coop underwhelms with too much rube charm and drawling.

February 4, 2007 | Rating: C | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for The Cowboy and the Lady


Cute comedy would be nothing without the stars in the lead. Although they make an odd looking couple that works for the story and they both radiate charisma and movie star beauty. The supporting cast is peppered with familiar faces bouying up the featherweight script moving it along at a breezy pace.

jay nixon
jay nixon

Super Reviewer

Some great Cooper/Brennan moments.

Anthony Valletta
Anthony Valletta

Super Reviewer

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