Ride Him, Cowboy
Directed by Fred Allen
John Wayne as John Drury
Ruth Hall as Ruth Gaunt
Henry B. Walthall as John Gaunt
Otis Harlan as Judge E. Clarence 'Necktie' Jones
Harry Gribbon as Deputy Sheriff Clout
Frank Hagney as Henry Sims alias The Hawk
YIPEE! Here Comes The Ridin', Fightin' King of the Range!
Cowboy John Drury stops some townsfolk from killing a horse named Duke, who they believe killed his rider. Turns out the real killer, Simms, is posing as an honorable citizen. Drury offers to help the town get rid of the leader of a band of bandits named The Hawk, who is actually Simms. Simms offers to help Drury find the Hawk, but waylays him once they get out into the wilderness. Drury's going to need all the help he can against The Hawk, but then again, The Hawk didn't count on the horse named Duke!
Ride Him, Cowboy is a remake of The Unknown Cavalier, filmed in 1926 starring Ken Maynard and his horse Tarzan.
In 1932 Variety Magazine reviewed Ride Him, Cowboy, and compared John Wayne to a "second Gary Cooper."
Ride Him Cowboy is one of a group of six films that John Wayne made for Warner Brothers after WB acquired First National Pictures and First National's film library. WB set to remake First National Pictures’ hit silent westerns starring Ken Maynard.
In most of these WB remakes, the original action footage of Ken Maynard is still used, as he was an excellent stuntman and horse rider.
John Wayne was paid $845 for each of these films.
The films cost about $28,000 each.