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Cowboy Cavalier (1948)

Pat Croft is welcomed back home by her mother, Mary, owner of a stage and freight line, and by foreman Jimmy Wakely and Cannonball. A man, Lance Regan, that Pat met on the stage is hired by... See full summary »

Director:

Derwin Abrahams (as Derwin M. Abrahams)

Writers:

Ronald Davidson (original screenplay), J. Benton Cheney (original screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview:
Jimmy Wakely ... Jimmy Wakely
Dub Taylor ... Cannonball (as 'Cannonball' Taylor)
Jan Bryant ... Pat Croft - aka Collins
Douglas Evans Douglas Evans ... Lance Regan
Claire Whitney ... Mary Croft - aka Collins
William Ruhl William Ruhl ... Mason (as Wm. H. Ruhl)
Steve Clark ... Patrick Collins
Milburn Morante ... Pete Morris
Bud Osborne ... Joe - Prison Guard
Bob Woodward ... Henchman
Carol Henry ... Prison Guard
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Storyline

Pat Croft is welcomed back home by her mother, Mary, owner of a stage and freight line, and by foreman Jimmy Wakely and Cannonball. A man, Lance Regan, that Pat met on the stage is hired by Mary when he tells her he knew a man in prison named Patrick Collins. Mason and his henchmen make an attack on an ore shipment, but are driven off by Jimmy, but Lance allows Mason to make a getaway. Later, Lance plots with Mason and his men to hold up another ore shipment after he abandons the stage to Cannonball, but Jimmy arrives in time to save the money chest. He fires Lance for leaving his post, but Mary, after being threatened with blackmail, hires him back. Suspicious of Lance, Jimmy has Cannonball trick him into posing for a picture in order to check up on him. Lanes kills prospector Pete on his way to record a rich mine strike. Jimmy visits convict Collins in prison, who reveals that Mary and Pat are his wife and daughter, and that Lance was his cell mate. Collins escapes from jail to ... Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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Taglines:

Harmony and hot lead in the West! (original print ad) See more »


Certificate:

Passed | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

11 July 1948 (USA) See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Monogram Pictures See more »
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Technical Specs

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Soundtracks

Mine, All Mine
Written by Lee 'Lasses' White
Sung by Jimmy Wakely
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A few nice notes
13 July 2016 | by bkoganbingSee all my reviews

Back in the day when westerns were just ground out by the minor studios in Hollywood a background in country music was always the path to a career as a singing cowboy. Such was the case for Jimmy Wakely who was just coming off a cross over hit with Margaret Whiting in the pop hit parade, Slipping Around. Cowboy Cavalier was one of several films he made as a cowboy hero. Although he was no actor, Wakely had some nice notes in his voice.

Here with Dub Taylor as sidekick who has a photography hobby Wakely works running a freight line. No good ex-convict Douglas Evans comes to work and starts romancing the boss's daughter Jan Bryant. Going out of his way not to get his picture taken should be setting off alarm bells, but not at first.

This one looks like Sam Katzman butchered it in the cutting room. But people who watched this stuff were used to filling in the gaps in films like Cowboy Cavalier.


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