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Hollywood Cowboy (1937)

Just after Kramer goes to Wyoming to start his protection racket, cowboy actor Jeff Carson finishes a picture and goes camping. Attracted to Joyce Butler, he hires on at her ranch and ... See full summary »


Ewing Scott, George Sherman (uncredited)


Daniel Jarrett (original screenplay) (as Dan Jarrett), Ewing Scott (original screenplay)




Cast overview, first billed only:
George O'Brien ... Jeffery Carson
Cecilia Parker ... Joyce Butler
Maude Eburne ... Violet Butler
Joe Caits ... G. Gadsby Holmes - aka Shakespeare
Frank Milan Frank Milan ... Westbrook Courtney
Charles Middleton ... Doc Kramer
Lee Shumway ... Benson
Walter De Palma Walter De Palma ... Rolfe Metzger
Al Hill ... Camby - Henchman
William Royle ... Klinker
Al Herman Al Herman ... Steger - Henchman
Frank Hagney ... Gillie - Henchman
Dan Wolheim Dan Wolheim ... Morey
Slim Balch Slim Balch ... Slim - Ranch Hand
Sid Jordan Sid Jordan ... Morgan - Ranch Hand


Just after Kramer goes to Wyoming to start his protection racket, cowboy actor Jeff Carson finishes a picture and goes camping. Attracted to Joyce Butler, he hires on at her ranch and quickly gets caught up in Butler's conflict with Kramer. When the Butlers refuse to buy his service, he has their cattle stampeded. Written by Maurice VanAuken <mvanauken@a1access.net>

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The story of a "make-believe" hero whose cast iron fist made the range racketeers see movie "stars." See more »


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Release Date:

28 May 1937 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Looking for Trouble See more »

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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA High Fidelity Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Did You Know?


While on location in Lone Pine, California, director Ewing Scott was injured in a car accident and assistant director George Sherman took over. A Republic crew shooting in the area saw Sherman at work, was impressed with his craftsmanship and offered him a job directing the "Three Mesquiteers" series. See more »


Edited into Meanwhile, Back at the Ranch (1976) See more »

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Might be better in better print, but good cast in good story
21 February 2017 | by morrisonhimselfSee all my reviews

"Hollywood Cowboy" is also listed at YouTube as "Wings over Wyoming," and you can find it under either or both titles. But if you look, I'm afraid you won't find a very good print.

Which is a shame. I might have given it a 10 if I could have seen it in one piece, without the dark picture, without the breaks and pops and jumps, and without the hiss on the sound track.

It has a crackerjack cast, starring the very good-looking and extremely capable George O'Brien, with the beautiful and also talented Cecilia Parker.

Hers was another Hollywood story of a beautiful talent who apparently crossed the studio bosses, because she obviously had the looks and ability to have become a star.

"Wings over Wyoming" is as good a title as "Hollywood Cowboy" because all those words figure in the story, well co-written by Dan Jarrett and director Ewing Scott, who was helped in the directing by the great George Sherman, who helmed many a Western movie.

It is a slightly involved story, with bunches of characters including city-slicker gangsters trying to transfer their skulduggery to the ranges of, yes, Wyoming.

There have been other efforts with a similar premise, but none better than this one.

I highly recommend this, for cast, scenery (actually California), and good story. I just hope you find a better print.

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