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These Movie Stars As Cowboys?

Updated on September 20, 2014

HUMPHREY BOGART

Does this look like the Bogey you remember? I am so glad he only made two westerns. This was from Virginia City in 1940 with Errol Flynn and Randolph Scott. Bogey was the bad guy.

The pictures below represent the Humphrey Bogart we fondly remember...the ladie's man and the detective.





MICKEY ROONEY

If you have read my previous Hubs, you know how much I appreciate this man. However, Mickey the cowboy? Not in this lifetime. Here he is in a couple of scenes including Ward Bond whom he would work with again on television in the series, Wagon Train.

Below is Mickey and Judy Garland in Babes in Arms.

ERROL FLYNN

Here is Errol Flynn in Virginia City and with Olivia De Havilland in Santa Fe Trail. He is just to suave and too pretty to be a cowboy. Errol will always be Captain Blood and Robin Hood as seen below.

JAMES CAGNEY

Oh, please! I absolutely love James Cagney as a tough guy, a song and dance man and as a strong leading man, but, just look at this picture. Is there something wrong with this picture? Forget about it.

There he is with Humphrey Bogart in a scene from The Oklahoma Kid. Tell me it isn't so.

Below are more familiar Cagney and Bogey scenes.

DENNIS MORGAN

Dennis Morgan was an underrated leading man with a voice to match. Maybe this western moved him back a notch in the ratings?

Below are scenes more in tune with his image as a leading man and ladie's man.

YUL BRENNER

Okay. So, Yul looks pretty decent as a gunfighter and he wears the hat pretty well, but I just can not get that Russian accent out of my head, nor his image as a pharaoh, or a king. Take a look below and decide for yourself. There he is with Anne Baxter in The Ten Commandments and below in The King and I. 

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      WILLIAM EVANS 5 years ago from GARLAND, TEXAS

      Yes, like I said, I can't get that Hungarian voice of Yul's out of my head. Thanks for stopping by, CLF.

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      Healing Herbalist 5 years ago from The Hamlet of Effingham

      I think Yul looks the most convincing. Errol somewhat, but I guess it is because I think of him more as the swash buckler type. Mickey and Bogie, those were the worst. Thanks for a great hub.

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      WILLIAM EVANS 5 years ago from GARLAND, TEXAS

      Thanks, Jools99. Of course, my intention was only partially to looks and more to their being totally out of character of what we grew to expect of them. Appreciate you stopping by.

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      Jools99 5 years ago from North-East UK

      The only one who looks out of sorts is James Cagney, the rest look like they could play cowboys I think. Nice hub, good photos.