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Cowboy (1958)

 -  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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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 ...
Mike Adams
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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26 March 1958 (Japan)  »

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Como Nasce um Bravo  »

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While Don Manuel Arriega and Tom Reese are attempting to place the ring on the bull's horns, it is obvious the horns, which bend and flop, are made of rubber. See more »

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Doc Bender, Trailhand: What about this fellow Reece?
Paul Curtis: He's all right if you're all right.
Doc Bender, Trailhand: When does he pay off? At the end of the run?
Paul Curtis: You ask him for what's coming in the middle a river crossing, and he'll pay off. He'll you off in dry bills.
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a great little gem
8 February 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I found this movie to be excellent. I think it did not find an audience because of its dark tone. It explores the concept of death in a unique way for a western. The light comedy interspersed was a nice relief. Definitely worth watching for any western fans. Glenn Ford was magnificent. Jack Lemmon, while showing his flair for comedy, was subtly profound. The movie itself is profound in a subtle way. We can relate to Lemmon's character easily-stuck in a boring job and wishing for something more. Finding something more however, doesn't bring the joy he thought it would. He changes and grows;his relationship with Ford is terrific. This is not a western that glorifies the life of the cowboy. Rather, you see the grim, hard life that tries to suck the sweetness of man out of him.


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