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Ride ‘Em Cowboy

Typical Abbott and Costello film fare whose title and background of a dude ranch out west are only props set up to display the usual broadly burlesqued antics of the pair. There are a number of slick sequences in which Abbott and Costello parade their comedic abilities to the maximum, and excellent timing of delivery refurbishes some old routines sufficiently to get them over for a reprise.

With:
Bud Abbott Lou Costello Dick Foran Anne Gwynne John Mack Brown

Typical Abbott and Costello film fare whose title and background of a dude ranch out west are only props set up to display the usual broadly burlesqued antics of the pair. There are a number of slick sequences in which Abbott and Costello parade their comedic abilities to the maximum, and excellent timing of delivery refurbishes some old routines sufficiently to get them over for a reprise.

Adding some musical numbers, Universal endeavor to raise the production value of this one over its predecessors, but it all adds up to the same thing – when A&C are off the screen, interest in the proceedings lags.

The two comics are picked up in New York as a couple of peanut and hot dog vendors at a rodeo show and are quickly shunted west to join up as cowhands on a dude ranch. Every prop and background around the place is utilized for slapstick antics of the pair.

Ride 'Em Cowboy

Production: Universal. Director Arthur Lubin; Producer Alex Gottlieb; Screenplay True Boardman, John Grant; Camera John W. Boyle; Editor Phillip Cahn; Music Charles Previn (dir.)

Crew: (B&W) Extract of a review from 1942. Running time: 84 MIN.

With: Bud Abbott Lou Costello Dick Foran Anne Gwynne John Mack Brown

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