Ride Him, Cowboy was the first entry in John Wayne's "B"-western series for Warner Bros. Wayne plays John Drury, a handsome stranger who is blamed for a recent wave of barn-burnings. On the verge of being lynched, John is exonerated by the previously unconscious victim of the villains. At this point, our hero sets out to round up the genuine miscreants, headed by a skull-faced rapscallion known as The Hawk (Frank S. Hagney). Of interest is the fact that Wayne's faithful horse is named "Duke." Like the rest of Wayne's Warners series, Ride Him, Cowboy relies heavily upon stock footage from First National's silent Ken Maynard oaters.
by Hal Erickson synopsis