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Cowboy Holiday (1934)

A cowboy tries to help his lawman friend, who will lose his job if he doesn't bring in a bandit known as the Juarez Kid.


Robert F. Hill (as Bob Hill)


Robert F. Hill (story) (as 'Rock Hawkey), Robert F. Hill (screenplay) (as Rock Hawley)


Complete credited cast:
Guinn 'Big Boy' Williams ... Buck Sawyer (as Big Boy Williams)
Janet Chandler ... Ruth Hopkins
Julian Rivero ... Pablo Escovar - aka Juarez Kid (as Julian Revaro)
Richard Alexander ... Deputy Walt Gregor (as Dick Alexander)
John Elliott ... Sheriff Hank Simpson
Julia Bejarano Julia Bejarano ... Mona Escovar
Alma Chester Alma Chester ... Ma Simpson




Buck's friend Sheriff Simpson is after the Juarez Kid. Buck knows the Kid and the Sheriff's description does not fit. Buck then meets a one time outlaw who is now the Sheriff's deputy and thinks he is posing as the Kid. When a rancher is killed by the supposed Kid, Buck has a plan utilizing the real Juarez's Kid's ranch that will trap him. Written by Maurice VanAuken <mvanauken@a1access.net>

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The earliest documented telecast of this film in New York City occurred Friday 31 May 1946 on DuMont Television Network's WABD (Channel 5); in Los Angeles it was first aired Saturday 24 December 1949 on KFI (Channel 9). See more »

Crazy Credits

Opening Title "Cowboy Holiday" is composed of ropes. See more »


Remade as Law and Lead (1936) See more »


Bury Me Not on the Lone Prairie (The Cowboy's Lament)
Whistled by Guinn 'Big Boy' Williams
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Big Boy just doesn't have the charisma to make this third-rate effort work...
4 April 2011 | by MartinHaferSee all my reviews

Guinn 'Big Boy' Williams was known for being a very good sidekick--a dumb yet lovable one at that. However, in this early film, Williams has the chance to be the lead. Due to his poor acting and the even worse acting by the rest of the cast, it comes off as a dull third-rate production.

The film stars with Williams coming to visit some old friends on his way to a much-needed holiday. There is a funny gag here, but other than that the film is dreadfully dead--serious and flat. He finds out that his friend, the Sheriff, has been ordered to arrest the Juarez Kid--but Williams suspects that its not the Kid who is doing all the stealing but a much bigger man is posing as the Kid. And, since the Kid is his friend and he is sure he's not guilty, Williams spends much of the film trying to prove this.

Some things to look for is especially bad acting by the Kid and his Mama--who can barely speak English and really needed captions. A few other bad things to look for are the hilariously bad sound effects (especially when they were fighting) and the scene where the crook is fired at--by a guy who is only about 6 feet away--and he MISSES! So, not only is the film very flat but dumb. And, compared to a film with Tim McCoy, Roy Rogers or Gene Autry, this one is VASTLY inferior. A real drag.

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Release Date:

15 December 1934 (USA) See more »

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Emboscada Perigosa See more »

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1.37 : 1
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