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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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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 ...
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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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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Frank Harris: I thought I was gonna ride with some men. You're just a bunch of animals.
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One of the best westerns ever
4 July 2002 | by (Twin Cities, Minnesota) – See all my reviews

I think that this is one of Glenn Ford's best performances. He plays against type cast as a tough rancher with not much heart. Jack Lemmon provides the heart for the film. The film is realistic in it's portrayal of western life in the ninteenth century and is based on the Writer Frank Harris's real story. Frank Harris was a hotel clerk who wanted to be a cowboy so bad that he gave his own money to buy a piece of the stock from Glen Ford's ranch with the condition that he could ride the trail. Glen Ford loses his money gambling and has to take Harris(Lemmon's) deal in order to buy more cattle. Along the trail Lemmon finds the work hard and the men that he associates with harder. Harris becomes tough but learns a lesson and in the end teaches something to Glen Ford along the way. The only problem with the dvd version is that it is in pan and scan format and it should be in wide screen as this is an epic western that needs the wide screen. I recommend that the viewer who really wants to see this in widescreen request it on turner classic movies as that is the only place where you can see it that way. Enjoy this movie any way you can see it however. It is like a good novel.


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