The Cowboys (1972)

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.

Rotten Tomatoes: Fresh 73% / Audience 88%

8/10

Rated PG 2 hr 8 mins

GENRES
Action • Adventure • Drama • Western
DIRECTION
Mark Rydell
CAST
John Wayne  •  Roscoe Lee Browne  •  Bruce Dern  •  Colleen Dewhurst

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CAST & CHARACTERS
John Wayne Wil Andersen
Roscoe Lee Browne Jebediah Nightlinger
Bruce Dern Long Hair
Colleen Dewhurst Kate
Alfred Barker Jr. Fats - Cowboy
Nicolas Beauvy Dan - Cowboy
Steve Benedict Steve - Cowboy
Robert Carradine Slim Honeycutt - Cowboy
Norman Howell Weedy - Cowboy (as Norman Howell Jr.)
Stephen R. Hudis Charlie Schwartz - Cowboy (as Stephen Hudis)
Sean Kelly Stuttering Bob - Cowboy
A Martinez Cimarron - Cowboy