The Cowboys (1972)

the-cowboys-movie-poster-1972-1020430899“Big mouth don’t make a big man” – Wil Andersen

Number of Times Seen – 1  (3 Jul 2013)

Brief Synopsis – An elderly cowboy hires a band of kids to help him with a cattle drive across Montana in the 1870’s.

My Take on it – As a kid, I never liked John Wayne movies. I cant explain why, but now that I’ve seen many of his films, I have grown to like him as the ultimate cowboy who usually knows right from wrong.

This time, he plays an aging cowboy who enlists the help of a bunch of kids to work with him. He shows patience when needed, and sternness when needed and he portrays well a man who had lived a long time and seen many things both good and bad in the west.

Roscoe Lee Browne plays the cook for the cowboys and together he and Wayne take good care of the boys to try and help them on the path to adulthood during this summer cattle drive.

Bottom Line – Good movie, kept me interested throughout. It was nice to see Wayne playing a grandfathery figure who cares a lot for his charges. Recommended.

Rating – Globe Worthy

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