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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)

AwardRecipientResult
Best Music - ScoringAlfred NewmanNominated
Best Music - SongMusic by Lionel Newman; Lyrics by Arthur QuenzerNominated
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Warner Archive: Merle Oberon in These Three (1936) and The Cowboy and the Lady (1938)

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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.


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!


Horace Smith: Hannibal, sometimes I think you're in your second childhood!
Uncle Hannibal Smith: Well, come on in; the water's fine!


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Facts about

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.
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.
During the film's production, news items listed Iron Eyes Cody, Silver Tip Baker, Steve Clemente, John Judd and Danny Borzage in the cast. None of these actors, however, have been confirmed.
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