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Cowboy (1958)

Approved  |   |  Western  |  26 March 1958 (Japan)
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Chicago hotel clerk Frank Harris dreams of life as a cowboy, and he gets his chance when, jilted by the father of the woman he loves, he joins Tom Reece and his cattle-driving outfit. Soon,... See full summary »

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Tom Reese
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Anna Kashfi ...
Maria Vidal / Arriega
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Doc Bender, Trailhand
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Charlie, Trailhand
Víctor Manuel Mendoza ...
Paco Mendoza, Ramrod
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Paul Curtis
King Donovan ...
Joe Capper, Trailhand
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Mr. Fowler, Chicago Hotel Manager
Donald Randolph ...
Senor Vidal, Maria's Father
James Westerfield ...
Eugene Iglesias ...
Don Manuel Arriega
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Alcaide (as Frank de Kova)
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Chicago hotel clerk Frank Harris dreams of life as a cowboy, and he gets his chance when, jilted by the father of the woman he loves, he joins Tom Reece and his cattle-driving outfit. Soon, though, the tenderfoot finds out life on the range is neither what he expected nor what he's been looking for... Written by Jorge Mourinha <rjmourinha@mail.telepac.pt>

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A man's not a man - until he's a cowboy See more »

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26 March 1958 (Japan)  »

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Como Nasce um Bravo  »

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The trumpeter in the cantina was Raphael Mendes, who in the 1950s was considered by many professional musicians to be one of the finest trumpet players in the world, if not the best. See more »

Goofs

While trying to place a ring on the bulls obviously rubber horn, Don Manuel Arriegas horse is shown being gored in the right shoulder, with blood spurting out of the wound. In subsequent shots there is no sign of any wound. Additionally, many shots in the scene show lunges by the bull that would have disemboweled the horse had the horns been real. See more »

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Charlie, Trailhand: I've been dreaming every night about them Mexican gals for the last week. I wouldn't take $400 for what I dreamed last night.
Peggy, Trailhand-Cook: You've been talking in your sleep, too. I wish you would think of something else to dream about for a change.
Charlie, Trailhand: I'll tell you what you do. You think of something better to dream about... I'll dream about it.
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A true western about real events
8 December 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The attitudes and comments of the actors playing drovers of cattle from Texas to Kansas were the closest to those of real cowboys ever put on the screen.

I worked as a rider for the cattle association for a while and the personalities were the same.

The joke that Jack Limon had never rode a horse so he should get a horse that had never been ridden was real cowhand humor.

The cowboys finding that city living was too rough for them after partying in Chicago for a few days, and they best get back out on the trail where it was safe, was real cowhand humor.

The change in Jack as he became more interested in the profit and less being the dude was realistic.

This was a movie showing real history of a tough business that would soon fade into romantic lore.


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