When his cattle drivers abandon him for the gold fields, rancher Will Andersen is forced to take on a collection of young boys as his drivers 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.
Worst tag line ever.
"The youngest was nine. There wasn't one of them over fifteen. At first, he couldn't stand the sight of them. At last, he couldn't take his eyes away."
Have to shake that off.
Well, it's the music that brought me to this movie and I can see why John Williams' The Cowboys is played everywhere, from Middle Schools to Symphonies. A definite highlight for me. Then again, one of my first albums I ever purchased was E.T. I have a soft spot in my heart for Mr. Williams.
I'm also pleased to say that there is much more than the music to recommend The Cowboys. John Wayne and Roscoe Lee Browne are so watchable. Their different…
A film about a typical summer as a cowboy - where anything can happen and does. Epic performances by John Wayne, Bruce Dern and especially Roscoe Lee Browne.