The Cowboy and the Blonde (1941)

Approved   |    |  Comedy, Western


The Cowboy and the Blonde (1941) Poster

Rodeo rider Lank tries his hand at movie making. Spoiled established star Crystal throws tantrums, but after the rodeo she's easy for Lank to handle. It's the "Taming of the Shrew" ... See full summary »


6/10
47

Add Image Add an image

Do you have any images for this title?

More of What You Love

Find what you're looking for even quicker with the IMDb app on your smartphone or tablet.

Get the IMDb app

Reviews & Commentary

Add a Review


User Reviews


4 October 2002 | sdiner82
9
| Hunky Rodeo Cowboy Encounters Bitchy Blonde Movie Diva--Sparkling Little 'B' comedy.
Delicious, spunky little romantic comedy abounding with wry swipes at the idiocy of Hollywood moviemaking. A spoiled, demanding, utterly gorgeous blonde sex symbol (the underrated and wickedly delightful Mary Beth Hughes, in her best film role) meets her match when a hunky rodeo cowboy (George Montgomery, most often wasted in 'B' westerns but proving himself a deftly humorous romantic lead) is cast as her leading man in her latest sarong saga. Frequently hilarious and quite sexy comedy--a "Taming of the Shrew" deliciously set against the lunacies of Hollywood movie-making. Had MGM gotten its gilded paws on this premise, it would have starred Jean Harlow and Clark Gable, cost a bundle, and not have been nearly as much fun as this Fox quickie. The ravishing Ms. Hughes proves herself an expert comedienne, and Montgomery is hilarious as her reluctant, rebellious romeo. The chemistry between these two underrated talents is combustible--and "The Cowboy and the Blonde" is one of the most sparkling, overlooked screwball farces of the 1940s. Check out the similarities between this deft frolic and "Bus Stop." Ms. Hughes and Montgomery could easily have subbed for Monroe & Don Murray--the chronological timing simply wasn't right, and more's the pity.

Critic Reviews


Did 'It Chapter Two' Break a Record for Fake Blood?

ScareDiego kicked off Comic-Con with a preview of the year's most anticipated horror film, It Chapter Two. In this IMDbrief, we break down the sneak peek of the bloody sequel.

Watch now

Featured on IMDb

Check out IMDb's San Diego Comic-Con coverage, featuring Kevin Smith as captain of the IMDboat, July 18 to 20, 2019, visit our guide to Star Wars, family entertainment, and more.

Around The Web

 | 

Powered by ZergNet

More To Explore

Search on Amazon.com