Ride Him Cowboy (1932)

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    Plot Summary
    John Drury saves Duke, a wild horse accused of murder, and trains him
    . When he discovers that the real murderer, a badguy known as The Hawk,
    is the town's leading citizen, Drury arrested on a fraudulent charge.
    Summary written by Ed Stephan

    Full Cast
    John Wayne .... John Drury
    Duke .... The Devil Horse
    Ruth Hall .... Ruth Gaunt
    Henry B. Walthall .... John Gaunt
    Otis Harlan .... Judge E. Clarence 'Necktie' Jones
    Harry Gribbon .... Deputy Sheriff Clout
    Frank Hagney .... Henry Sims/The Hawk
    Chuck Baldra .... Guitar player (uncredited)
    Bob Burns .... Vigilante Member (uncredited)
    Fred Burns .... Vigilante member (uncredited)
    Edmund Cobb .... Bob Webb (injured Gaunt hand) (uncredited)
    Ben Corbett .... Short jury member (uncredited)
    Jim Corey .... Hawk henchman on sentry (uncredited)
    Frank Ellis .... Hawk henchman (uncredited)
    Jack Kirk .... Band member (uncredited)
    Murdock MacQuarrie .... Doctor attending Webb (uncredited)
    Bud McClure .... Rancher (uncredited)
    Lafe McKee .... Rancher Gordon (uncredited)
    Bud Osborne .... Jennings (Hawk henchman) (uncredited)
    Rose Plumer .... Mrs. Gordon (uncredited)
    Hal Price .... Rancher (uncredited)
    Charles Sellon .... Judge Bartlett (at Duke's trial) (uncredited)
    Glenn Strange .... Hawk henchman (uncredited)
    Blackjack Ward .... Henchman (uncredited)
    Slim Whitaker .... Hawk henchman Paxton (uncredited)

    Writing Credits
    Kenneth Perkins (novel)
    Scott Mason (adaptation)(dialogue)

    Ted D. McCord

    Glenn Strange .... stunt double: John Wayne (uncredited)

    When the horse tries to untie the knot to free Drury the knot changes several times.
    He actually reties it once by mistake.

    Memorable Quotes

    Filming Locations

    Ride Him Cowboy

    Best Wishes
    London- England

    Edited 13 times, last by ethanedwards ().

  • Ride Him, Cowboy is a 1932 remake of The Unknown Cavalier
    It was directed by Fred Allen and starred 25-year-old John Wayne.
    The film was titled The Hawk in the UK.

    This is the 2nd. of 6 films Duke made with WB, as re-makes of some
    silent films, that Ken Maynard had made,
    This one is a 1932 remake of 1926 Western film The Unknown Cavalier,
    with lots of stock footage from the original

    These Duke versions were made, to use up unused film, that WB had,
    featuring Ken Maynard and his miracle horse.
    They brought in Duke and Duke! The Wonder Horse,
    and substituted them into the films!!
    If you look closely, you can spot the difference,
    between the two actors.
    Even the two horses, are noticeably different.

    Duke was billed
    "The screen's new star of the Saddle"
    Critics agreed, that he was a dashing figure of a man

    With Duke, was Ruth Hall, who made three or four films with him,
    and she was probably one of his earlier female co-stars,
    of which he has some chemistry.
    Frank Hagney, was good nasty Hawk character,
    and he was the nasty sneak that dropped Duke's harmonica,
    implicating him in the murder.

    I enjoyed this series, and they remain favourites,
    as they were amongst the first VHS, I ever bought.


    User Review

    too early for the Duke
    12 June 2005 | by schles-1 (somewhere in the middle east)

    Best Wishes
    London- England

    Edited 4 times, last by ethanedwards ().

  • Not as good as Haunted gold, mainly because the "framed for the villain"-story is so used. Still, many enjoyable scenes, like the trial, and Duke and Duke are a very handsome couple.

    I don't believe in surrenders.

  • I have seen this one a few times since it frequently gets sent on TCM. I have to say this is the second worst John Wayne movie I have seen. Only Two-Fisted Law is worse. I like to sit down and watch these simple old odd movies, but this one is a little too ridiculous. It doesn't have the intentional humor that Haunted Gold has either.

  • Well, I ordered this one from an internet website. It said it would take one to two weeks, and I finally just got it more than six weeks later! Was it worth the wait? Um... Of course it was, but only a die hard fan can probably appreciate these older movies. Of the six Ken Maynard remakes, I think this one is the weakest. I only saw a couple of scenes that had the original footage in them, so it almost seemed pointless to have this as a remake when it could have just been a regular brand new movie. And the plot itself was pretty straight forward, since you know from the beginning who the hawk is. But I am not complaining. This movie is 75 years old and still looks pretty good.

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  • Here are two posters, the second one from a 1939 re-release.

    Hello Jim

    Are these your posters and are you a JW poster collector? I love the artwork on them although I myself only have a few. Some of the foreign ones are really good too.

    A very specialised and expensive area of collecting I am told.


    Be who you are & say what you feel Because those who mind dont matter & those who matter dont mind

  • Elly,

    No, the posters are not mine, although I own one or two (probably not originals, and definitely not any of the much older ones).

    I have a CD with images of posters, that I received from another JWMB member, Les Adams. I met him at the Dean Smith Celebrity Rodeo in Abilene, Texas a couple of years ago. He is a foremost authority on John Wayne and his films, and you will see some of his work extensively throughout IMDb, where he has made numerous corrections to erroneous information.

    Anyway, Les probably owns many of the posters pictured (if not all), and it is with his permission that I have been sharing these images on the message board, to add yet another dimension to an already rich tapestry of information about John Wayne and his movies.

    Chester :newyear:

  • watched this on TV the other day and thought it was an ok movie considering it's over 75 years old!!

    " I call that bold talk for a one-eyed fat man " True Grit