The Cowboys (1972)

Director: Mark Rydell

Writer(s): William Dale Jennings (novel), Irving Ravetch (screenplay), Harriet Frank Jr.

Starring: John Wayne, Roscoe Lee Browne, Bruce Dern, Colleen Dewhurst, Alfred Barker Jr., Nicolas Beauvy, Steve Benedict, Robert Carradine, Norman Howell, Stephen R. Hudis, Sean Kelly, A Martinez, Clay O’Brien, Sam O’Brien, Mike Pyeatt, Slim Pickens, Lonny Chapman, Charles Tyner, Sarah Cunningham, Allyn Ann McLerie, Maggie Costain, Matt Clark, Jerry Gatlin, Walter Scott, Richard Farnsworth, Wallace Brooks, Charise Cullin, Collette Poeppel, Norman Howell Sr., Rita Hudis, Margaret Kelly, Larry Randles, Larry Finley, Jim Burk, Fred Brookfield, Tap Canutt, Chuck Courtney, Gary Epper, Tony Epper, Kent Hays, J.R. Randall, Henry Wills, Joe Yrigoyen, Ivan Brutsche, Ralph Volkie

Synopsis: When his cattle drivers abandon him for the gold fields, rancher Wil Andersen is forced to take on a collection of young boys as his drivers in order to get his herd to market in time to avoid financial disaster. The boys learn to do a man’s job under Andersen’s tutelage; however, neither Andersen nor the boys know that a gang of cattle thieves is stalking them.

Release Date: January 13, 1972 (USA) | Length: 134 min | Genre: Adventure, Drama, Western | Certificate: GP

 

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