Dude Cowboy

Dude Cowboy is a 1941 American western film. David Howard directed the film (his final one) and Morton Grant wrote the screenplay. The film stars Tim Holt as Terry McVey, Eddie Kane as Gordon West, Marjorie Reynolds as Barbara Adams, Byron Foulger as Frank Adams, Louise Currie as Gail Sargent, Eddie Dew as French, Helen Holmes as Aunt Althea Carter, Lloyd Ingraham as Pop Stebbins, Eddie Kane as Gordon West, and Tom London as the Silver City Sheriff.

Dude Cowboy
Directed byDavid Howard
Produced byBert Gilroy
Written byMorton Grant
Screenplay byMorton Grant
StarringTim Holt
Marjorie Reynolds
Ray Whitley
Music byPaul Sawtell
CinematographyHarry J. Wild
Edited byFrederic Knudtson
Distributed byRKO Radio Pictures
Release date
  • December 12, 1941 (1941-12-12) (U.S.)[1]
Running time
59 min.
CountryUnited States

Filming began 25 April 1941.[2]

Plot summary

Federal agent, Terry McVey (Tim Holt), who goes undercover as a cowboy staying at the Silver Bar Dude Ranch to investigate the disappearance of Frank Adams (Byron Foulger), a noted engraver, which is possibly connected to a counterfeit money case.[3]



  1. "Dude Cowboy: Detail View". American Film Institute. Retrieved April 14, 2014.
  2. Melvyn Douglas Again to Be Garbo Vis-a-vis: Jane Withers' Oddity Autry's Lead a 'Find' Comedian Horton Signs Lowery to Woo Brenda Helen Chandler Tested Schallert, Edwin. Los Angeles Times (1923-Current File) [Los Angeles, Calif] 24 Apr 1941: A10.
  3. Richard Jewell & Vernon Harbin, The RKO Story. New Rochelle, New York: Arlington House, 1982. p167.
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