Ride 'em Cowgirl (1939)

Genres - Action, Western  |   Run Time - 52 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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In what must have seemed like a good idea at the time, Grand National pictures attempted to build a series of westerns around a singing cowgirl, played by Dorothy Page. In Ride 'Em Cowgirl, Page acquits herself nicely as Helen Rickson, who tries to combat the villains all by her lonesome. Though she is helped along by muscular barbed-wire lineman Oliver Shea (played by character actor Milton Frome in a rare romantic lead), it is clear that Helen is perfectly capable of taking care of herself. The studio's advertising copy claimed that Dorothy Page did all her own stunts, from roping to riding to shooting, and from the looks of things this was a true assertion. That Ride 'Em Cowgirl was not a particularly good western didn't seem to concern anybody at the studio, which quickly churned out two additional Dorothy Page vehicles, Water Rustlers and (what else?) The Singing Cowgirl.

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accusation, bad-guy, con/scam, cowboy, criminal, daughter, expose [revelation], false-accusation, father, FBI (Federal Bureau of Investigation), good-guy, horse, horse-racing, loot, outlaw [Western], racer, robbery, songwriter, undercover, play [recreation], woman