When he sustains a rodeo injury, star rider Jeff McCloud returns to his hometown after many years of absence. He signs on as a hired hand with a local ranch, where he befriends fellow ranch hand Wes and his wife Louise. Wes has big dreams of owning his own little farm, and rodeo winnings could help finance it. Wes convinces Jeff to coach him in the rodeo ways, but Louise has her doubts. She doesn't want her man to end up a broken down rodeo bum like Jeff McCloud. Despite Louise's concern, the threesome hit the road in their Woody, chucking a secure present for an unknown future. Will they find success or sorrow? This picture features plenty of rodeo action and thrills. Written by
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A Fast Buck... A Fast Bronc... A Fast Thrill!
Did You Know?
The world's first rodeo was held July 4, 1869 in Deer Trail, Colorado. Cities such as Pecos, TX, Prescott, AZ, and Payson, AZ have also laid claim to the title, but Deer Trail has been officially recognized by the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association (PRCA) as the first. See more
During the Tucson Rodeo sequence, bull rider [Chet?] Peterson switches hands mid-ride. See more
[Jeff has just been given a job as a ranch hand by a no-nonsense foreman
All right, I might as well tell 'ya right now, we got some strict rules on this place. We don't run our cattle like wild Indians 'cause it takes the fat off. We don't rope 'em unless we have to. We got some good-blooded stuff on this ranch and we can't sell 'em with broken legs.
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