Cowboy from Brooklyn

1938

Cowboy from Brooklyn (1938)

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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.

Cast

Dick Powell
as Elly Jordan, aka Wyoming Steve Gibson
Priscilla Lane
as Jane Hardy
Dick Foran
as Sam Thorne
Ann Sheridan
as Maxine Chadwick
Pat O'Brien
as Roy Chadwick
Johnnie Davis
as Jeff Hardy
Ronald Reagan
as Pat Dunn
Emma Dunn
as Ma Hardy
Granville Bates
as Pop Hardy
James Stephenson
as Prof. Landis
Hobart Cavanaugh
as Mr. Jordan
Elizabeth Risdon
as Mrs. Jordan
Elisabeth Risdon
as Mrs. Jordan
Dennis Moore
as Abby Pitts
May Boley
as Mrs. Krinkenheim
Donald Briggs
as Star Reporter
Jeffrey Lynn
as Chronicle Reporter
John Ridgely
as Beacon Reporter
Mary Field
as Myrtle Semple
Eddy Chandler
as Brakeman
Cliff Saum
as Conductor
Sam Hayes
as New Commentator
Jack Wise
as Reporter
Eddie Graham
as Reporter
Don Marion
as Bellboy
Jack Mower
as Station Manager
John Harron
as Technician
Wendell Niles
as Announcer
John T. Murray
as Col. Rose
Dorothy Vaughan
as Fat Woman
Jimmy Fox
as Photographer
Mary Gordon
as Chambermaid
Emmett Vogan
as Loudspeaker Announcer
Dennie Moore
as Abby Pitts
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