LADY TAKES A CHANCE (aka:
The Cowboy and the Girl)
A wartime romantic comedy of 'opposites' finding true love. A
Lady Takes a Chance is probably the best American romantic comedy
of the '40s that hardly anyone knew about--at least, in the last
three or four decades of the 20th century so this lovely gem is
ripe for rediscovery. Not only for Arthur at her most enchantingly
distracted, as a New York gal on a bus tour of the modern Wild
West, who sparkles in this wartime comedy, as Molly Truesdale,
a sweet, pretty salesgirl overwhelmed by 3 overzealous suitors!
and also for John Wayne's sly sexiness as the rodeo rider who
literally falls into her lap and it's love at first sight!
This is not a musical or dance movie, however this film does feature
an unusual dancer, wait he isn't a dancer it's John Wayne doing
the Jitterbug no Less with Jean Stevens. This is a very good film
on it's own right and for swing dancers, this is a must to have
in your dance collection for watching "Mr. Macho" John
Wayne Jitterbug is a real hoot ! Plus how often do you see Swing
Music in a saloon in a western film and all jitterbugging. John
Wayne also danced the Jitterbug in "the Fighting Seabees."