The Cowboys

directed by Mark Rydell
Category: "Western"
Year of Release:1972
Date Added:10/31/2014
Date Watched:10/31/2014
Description:Wil Anderson (John Wayne) needs to get 1,500 head of cattle to market. His men desert him to go look for gold, so Wil does the only thing he can — he hires a group of schoolboys. At first, he treats them hard, but he warms up as they grow into men. A gang of rustlers, led by Long Hair (Bruce Dern) rides into camp. They kill Wil in cold blood and take off with the herd. The boys determine to stop them, and, with the help of the Black cook Mr. Nightlinger (Roscoe Lee Browne), they pick several of the rustlers off one at a time and then lure the rest into ambush and take the herd into market by themselves.
My Rating:7

Reviews for The Cowboys

Review - Cowboys, The

A very good movie, and even believable for the most part, except, perhaps for the scene where nine armed men can't defend themselves against nine armed boys.
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