The Cowboys

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

Categories: Action, Adventure, Drama, Western
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.

Status: Released IMDb
Release date: 1972-01-13
Run time: 131 minute / 2:11
Budget: $6,000,000
Revenue: $7,500,000
Director: Mark Rydell
Writers: Irving Ravetch, Harriet Frank Jr., William Dale Jennings.
Production Companies : Sanford Productions (III), Warner Bros. Pictures
Production Country: United States of America



John Wayne
as Wil Andersen
Roscoe Lee Browne
as Jebediah Nightlinger
Bruce Dern
as Long Hair
Colleen Dewhurst
as Kate
Alfred Barker Jr.
as Fats - Cowboy
Nicolas Beauvy
as Dan - Cowboy
Steve Benedict
as Steve - Cowboy
Robert Carradine
as Slim Honeycutt - Cowboy
Norman Howell
as Weedy - Cowboy
Stephen R. Hudis
as Charlie Schwartz - Cowboy
A Martinez
as Cimarron - Cowboy
Clay O'Brien
as Hardy Fimps - Cowboy
Sam O'Brien
as Jimmy Phillips - Cowboy
Mike Pyeatt
as Homer Weems - Cowboy
Allyn Ann McLerie
as Ellen Price
Sean Kelly
as Stuttering Bob - Cowboy
John Williams Original Music Composer

Lynn Stalmaster Casting

Neil Travis Editor

Philip M. Jefferies Production Design

Robert Surtees Director of Photography

Costume & Make-Up
Anthea Sylbert Costume Design

Tim Zinnemann Associate Producer

Mark Rydell Director

Mark Rydell Producer

William Kiernan Set Decoration

Irving Ravetch Screenplay
Harriet Frank Jr. Screenplay
William Dale Jennings Screenplay
William Dale Jennings Novel

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