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The Cowboys (1972)

PG 01/13/1972 (US) WesternAdventureDramaAction 2h 11m

All they wanted was their chance to be men... and he gave it to them.


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.

  1. William Dale Jennings

    Novel, Screenplay

  2. Mark Rydell


  3. Irving Ravetch


  4. Harriet Frank Jr.


Top Billed Cast

  1. John Wayne

    John Wayne

    Wil Andersen

  2. Roscoe Lee Browne

    Roscoe Lee Browne

    Jebediah Nightlinger

  3. Bruce Dern

    Bruce Dern

    Long Hair

  4. Colleen Dewhurst

    Colleen Dewhurst


  5. Alfred Barker Jr.

    Alfred Barker Jr.

    Cowboy Fats

  6. Nicolas Beauvy

    Nicolas Beauvy

    Cowboy Dan

  7. Steve Benedict

    Steve Benedict

    Cowboy Steve

  8. Robert Carradine

    Robert Carradine

    Cowboy Slim Honeycutt

  9. Norman Howell

    Norman Howell

    Cowboy Weedy

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Full Cast & Crew

The Cowboys
The Cowboys

Status Released

Original Language English

Budget $6,000,000.00

Revenue $7,500,000.00


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