The Cowboy and the Lady (1938)

The Cowboy and the Lady


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Movie Info

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.

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Western, Drama, Romance, Classics, Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: S. N. Behrman, Sonya Levien, S.N. Behrmann
In Theaters:
On DVD: Aug 12, 2008


as Stretch Willoughby

as Mary Smith

as Katie Callahan

as Mr. Smith

as Uncle Hannibal Smith

as Ma Hawkins

as Old Woman

as Rodeo Rider

as Rodeo Rider

as Rodeo Rider

as Rodeo Rider

as Rodeo Rider

as Cowhand

as Rodeo Rider
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Critic Reviews for The Cowboy and the Lady

All Critics (2)

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.

Full Review… | April 30, 2012

Coop underwhelms with too much rube charm and drawling.

Full Review… | February 4, 2007
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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

Super Reviewer

Some great Cooper/Brennan moments.

Anthony Valletta

Super Reviewer

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