Cowboy From Brooklyn (Region 1 DVD)

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Wyoming Steve Gibson has wavy hair, a pleasant tenor and a really neat cowboy outfit. He's sure to hit it big as Hollywood's next Singing Cowboy, as long as nobody figures out Wyoming Steve is really an East Coast city slicker who's scared silly by animals (even gophers). Backed by a stable of '30s screen favorites - Pat O'Brien, Priscilla Lane, Ann Sheridan and up-and-comer Ronald Reagan - Dick Powell saddles up for comedy and song as the Cowboy from Brooklyn. The faux buckaroo manages to pull off the ruse until he's challenged to ride in a Madison Square Garden rodeo. On a horse! What's a terrified tenderfoot to do? Full of sprightly songs by lyricist Johnny Mercer and melodists Richard Whiting and Harry Warren, this playful spoof was remade in 1948 as Two Guys from Texas, starring Dennis Morgan and Jack Carson.

Product Details

Barcode
883316352687
Department
Movies & TV
Released
2 Sep 2011
Type
Movies
Format
DVD
Genre
Comedy
Sub-genre
Musicals
Region
Region 1
Studio
Warner Archives
Runtime
77 min
Age Restriction
NR
Supply Source
USA

Movie

Title
Cowboy from Brooklyn
Release Year
1938
Running Time
80 min
Categories
Comedies / Animals / Cowboys / Horses / Music / Satire / Singers
Synopsis
Dick Powell stars as a Brooklynite who becomes a cowboy in spite of himself. Drifting into a small western town, Powell takes the only job available as a ranch hand. He likes to sing in his spare time, which attracts the attention of talent scout Pat O'Brien. Before you can say Gene Autry, Powell is promoted into America's favorite singing cowboy--though he's hard pressed to prove his western skills when the plot situations demand it. Rather condescending in its attitude towards western stars (as non-western movies tended to be in the 1930s, 1940s and 1950s), COWBOY FROM BROOKLYN was another step backward in the (temporarily) fading career of Dick Powell. The only good thing to come out of the film was the song "Ride, Tenderfoot, Ride", which became the leitmotif of many a Warner Bros. cartoon short.
Release Notes
DVD Features:
  • Region [unknown]
  • Full Frame - 1.33
Audio:
  • English
Cast & Crew
Director
Lloyd Bacon
Star
Dick Foran / Priscilla Lane / Pat O'Brien / Dick Powell / Ann Sheridan
Co-Star
Harry Barris / Granville Bates / May Boley / Donald Briggs / Candy Candido / Hobart Cavanaugh / Eddy Chandler / William B. Davidson / Johnnie Davis / Emma Dunn / Mary Field / Jimmy Fox / Mary Gordon / Eddie Graham / John Harron / Sam Hayes / George Hickman / Stuart Holmes / Jeffrey Lynn / Don Marion / Dennie Moore / Jack Mower / John T. Murray / Wendell Niles / Ronald Reagan / John Ridgely / Elisabeth Risdon / Cliff Saum / James Stephenson / Rosella Towne / Monte Vandergrift / Dorothy Vaughan / Emmett Vogan / Jack Wise
Screenwriter
Earl Baldwin
Source Writer
Louis Pelletier / Author: Louis Pelletier / Robert Sloane / Author: Robert Sloane
Director of Photography
Arthur Edeson
Music Director
Leo F. Forbstein
Song Composer
Johnny Mercer / Harry Warren / Richard A. Whiting