The Cowboy and the Lady- -
Bored with serving as official hostess at political events for her wealthy father, Mary Smith (Merle Oberon) goes to a bar, which is promptly raided. Displeased, her father sends her to Palm Beach with her two maids, who take her on a blind date, where she meets taciturn cowboy Stretch Willoughby (Gary Cooper). Learning that Stretch dislikes the idle rich, Mary pretends to be a maid, and after the couple falls in love and marries, she has some quick explaining to do to her father -- and Stretch. Neither the dalliance nor the cowboy fit with the upper class image projected by her esteemed father, forcing her to choose.
Academy Award Nominations and Win
MUSIC (Original Score) — Alfred Newman
MUSIC (Song) — “The Cowboy And The Lady,” Music by Lionel Newman; Lyrics by Arthur Quenzer
SOUND RECORDING — United Artists Studio Sound Department, Thomas T. Moulton, Sound Director – WON
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