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The Cowboy and the Lady (1938) was a Comedy - Drama Film directed by William Wyler and Stuart Heisler and produced by Samuel Goldwyn.

Academy Awards 1938 --- Ceremony Number 11 (source: AMPAS)

Best Music - ScoringAlfred NewmanNominated
Best Music - SongMusic by Lionel Newman; Lyrics by Arthur QuenzerNominated

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Stretch Willoughby: I'd advise you to get off your high horse and stop talkin' down to people, and the same goes for your smart-aleck friends here!
Oliver Wendell Henderson: I beg your pardon!
Stretch Willoughby: You know you don't give a hang what I think!

Stretch Willoughby: I'm glad you asked me though because I'd like to tell you. In the first place I don't see where you get off pickin' anybody for President when you haven't the decency to treat a person like a human bein'instead of askin' people to sit down at your table so that you can laugh at them. Maybe you oughtta go out and find out what they think and feel and what their needs are and what you can do to help them. That's all that's goin' to count in the long run. If, if Judge Smith there wants to be President, he ain't gonna get very far lookin' down his nose at people, and, and thinkin' he's better than they are. Abraham Lincoln didn't have to do that, and he turned out to be a pretty good President.

Sugar: Hey, you don't suppose she married him for his money, do you?
Buzz: What money?
Sugar: Well, he got a job, ain't he?
Buzz: Yeah, I never thought of that.

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David Niven played the role of a "British Diplomat" during filming, and Benita Hume also was "Mary Smith's Stepmother." However, both roles were eliminated before release.
Several trade papers and national magazines noted that the film set a record for the number of screenwriters who worked on the script. Beside the 4 given credit onscreen, at least 13 others were involved.
The role of "Horace Smith" was originally performed by Thomas Mitchell, but due to production problems shooting went over schedule and Mitchell had to leave before his scenes were shot due to a previous commitment. All of his previously shot scenes were scrapped and his part was recast with Henry Kolker and all his scenes were re-shot.
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