The Cowboys

(1972)

Overview

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

    Director

  3. Harriet Frank Jr.

    Screenplay

  4. Irving Ravetch

    Screenplay

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

    Kate

  5. Alfred Barker Jr.

    Fats - Cowboy

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The Cowboys
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Status Released

Release Information

  • January 13, 1972
    PG
    Theatrical

    Meaning

    Some material may not be suitable for children under 10. These films may contain some mild language, crude/suggestive humor, scary moments and/or violence. No drug content is present. There are a few exceptions to this rule. A few racial insults may also be heard.

Original Language English

Runtime 2h 11m

Budget $6,000,000.00

Revenue $7,500,000.00

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