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The Cowboys

Cast

John Wayne, Roscoe Lee Browne, Bruce Dern, Colleen Dewhurst View All


Crew

Mark Rydell (Director), Irving Ravetch (Screenplay), Harriet Frank Jr. (Screenplay), William Dale Jennings (Screenplay) View All

Release: Feb. 24th, 1972
Runtime: 2 hours, 11 minutes
When his cattlemen abandon him for the gold fields, rancher Wil Andersen is forced to take on a collection of young boys as his cowboys 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.
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The Rodent
The overall feel of The Cowboys, is a similar coming of age story that has been used many a time before and since, but with the Western setting it gives the storyline a nice flavour.


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