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Ride ’em Cowboy [Abbott and Costello]

Abbott and Costello’s  Ride ’em Cowboy  (1942) starring Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Dick Foran, Ella Fitzgerald

Bud Abbott and  Lou Costello star as two peanut vendors at a rodeo show. Soon, they get in trouble with their boss and hide out on a railroad train. Which unexpectedly heads west with them still on it. Upon arriving, they get jobs on a dude ranch despite the fact that neither of them knows anything about cowboys, horses, or much else. The scene with Lou Costello attempting to milk a cow is a gem of comedy. Abbott and Costello follow the same formula here as in their previous films, with a romantic subplot and music, provided here by  Ella Fitzgerald.

I rate it 4 stars out of 5.

Rating: 4 out of 5.

Funny movie quotes from Ride ’em Cowboy

Willoughby (Lou Costello): It’s all our fault. Duke and I went running to hide from the boss and I let the cow’s husband out.
Duke (Bud Abbott): He means the bull.
Willoughby (Lou Costello): Bull nothin’ it’s a fact.

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Updated February 9, 2022

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