The Cowboys Poster

Release Date: 1972

DVD Release Date: October 7th, 1998

PG|2 hr 8 min

Plot Summary
A grizzled veteran rancher, Wil Andersen (John Wayne) is almost ready to embark on a big cattle drive when his crew abruptly quits to join in a gold rush. Left with no alternative, Anderson enlists the help of a group of local schoolboys. Training the youngsters to be cowboys, Andersen manages to get the drive underway, but their long journey is placed in jeopardy when the devious bandit Long Hair (Bruce Dern) sets his sights on stealing the herd.

Cast: John Wayne, Roscoe Lee Browne, Bruce Dern, Colleen Dewhurst, Slim Pickens, Lonny Chapman, Charles Tyner, A Martinez

Director: Mark Rydell

Genres: Western

Production Co: Warner Brothers/Seven Arts

Keywords: Quest, Gritty, Spirited