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Ride 'Em Cowboy
"How did they train that pigeon to do his trick? "

-- Synopsis: Get ready for big laughs! as Duke and Willoughby (Abbot and Costello) two peanut vendors are at a rodeo show and get in trouble with their boss who then hide out on a railroad train heading out west. They get jobs as cowhands working on a dude ranch, despite the fact that neither of them knows anything about cowboys, horses, milking cows, roping, Indians, or anything else cowboy for that matter. This is one of Abbott and Costello's funniest and best films, good for the entire family.

* This is Ella Fitzgerald's film debut. Ride 'Em Cowboy" is a western with boogie woogie and swing plus some light opera music and some great dancing. Hollywood Style Swing dancers Dean Collins and Jewel McGowen do some Jitterbug plus Dorothy Dandridge as one of the Three Congeroo's dance some Swing in the Barn Dance scene.

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More Film Information below
1942Universal Studios Arthur Lubin
Runtime:Country Made:Language:Color:
82 minutes USA English Black and White
Genre:Featured Dancer Featured DanceDance Rating
Comedy / Western / Musical
Three Congeroo's Jitterbug Very Good
Known DancersChoreographersActors / Actresses
Carmella Cansino Nick Castle (Choreographer)Anne Gwynne (Anne Shaw)
Dean CollinsCharles Revin (musical director) Bud Abbott (Duke)  
Dorothy Dandridge Carmella Cansino (Indian Girl)
Jewel McGowen Dick Foran (" Bronco Bob" Mitchell)
Three Congeroos Douglass Dumbrille (Jake Rainwater)  
  Dorothy Dandridge (a Congeroo)
  Ella Fitzgerald (Ruby)  
  Iron Eyes Cody (Indian)
  Johnny Mack Brown (Alabama Brewster)
  Joe McMichael (Dick)
  Judd McMichael (Tom)
  Lou Costello (Willoughby)
  Mary Lou Cook (Dotty Davis)
  Morris Ankrum (Ace Henderson)
  Samuel S. Hinds (Sam Shaw)
  Sherman Sanders (Square-dance caller)
  Ted McMichael (Harry)

Dances performed in this film    Special Dance Interest
Jitterbug n/a n/a Barn Dance
Lindy Hop     Jitterbug
Square Dance     Lindy Hop
      Square Dance
Some Music Titles in Film Bands / Musicians / Singers Posters / Lobby Cards
A-Tisket, A-Tasket Buckaroo Band, the n/a
I'll Remember April Dick Foran    
Rockin' and Reelin' (Rockin' Around the Square) Ella Fitzgerald    
  High Hatters    
  Merry Macs    
  Rangers Chorus    

Stage versions of the film

Cast Recording(s) / Soundtracks Similar Films Sheet Music Covers
n/a n/a Jitterbugs n/a

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November 12, 2005
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