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Director:
Writers (WGA):
Frank Harris (book) and
Edmund H. North (screenplay)
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Release Date:
26 March 1958 (Japan) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
THE REAL, TRUE STORY OF THE WEST! (original print ad - all caps) See more »
Plot:
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... See more » | Add synopsis »
Awards:
Nominated for Oscar. Another 1 nomination See more »
NewsDesk:
(8 articles)
User Reviews:
A true western about real events See more (37 total) »

Cast

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Glenn Ford ... Tom Reese

Jack Lemmon ... Frank Harris
Anna Kashfi ... Maria Vidal / Arriega

Brian Donlevy ... Doc Bender, Trailhand

Dick York ... Charlie, Trailhand
Víctor Manuel Mendoza ... Paco Mendoza, Ramrod

Richard Jaeckel ... Paul Curtis
King Donovan ... Joe Capper, Trailhand

Vaughn Taylor ... Mr. Fowler, Chicago Hotel Manager
Donald Randolph ... Senor Vidal, Maria's Father
James Westerfield ... Mike Adams
Eugene Iglesias ... Don Manuel Arriega

Frank DeKova ... Alcaide (as Frank de Kova)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Russ Bender ... Joe (uncredited)
John L. Blaustein ... Peon Boy (uncredited)
Joan Bradshaw ... Reece's Girl (uncredited)
Don Carlos ... Jose (uncredited)
John L. Cason ... Trailhand (uncredited)
Amapola Del Vando ... Aunt (uncredited)
Bill Hale ... Poker Player (uncredited)
Robert 'Buzz' Henry ... Slim Barrett (uncredited)
Pat Kenaston ... Daughter (uncredited)
Walt La Rue ... Minor Role (uncredited)
William Leslie ... Tucker (uncredited)

Strother Martin ... Cowhand Bitten by Snake (uncredited)
Paul McGuire ... Businessman (uncredited)

David McMahon ... Cattle Buyer (uncredited)
Rafael Mendez ... Trumpeter in Cantina (uncredited)
Bek Nelson ... Charlie's Girl (uncredited)
Don Reardon ... Bellboy (uncredited)
Juli Reding ... Reece's Girl (uncredited)
Bob Reeves ... Cowhand (uncredited)
Gloria Rhoads ... Rosa (uncredited)
Leoda Richards ... Older Woman at Hotel Desk (uncredited)
Suzanne Ridgeway ... Reece's Girl (uncredited)
Russell Thorson ... Cattle Buyer (uncredited)
Gloria Victor ... Reece's Girl (uncredited)
Russ Whiteman ... Cattle Buyer (uncredited)
Guy Wilkerson ... Peggy, Trailhand-Cook (uncredited)
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Directed by
Delmer Daves 
 
Writing credits
(WGA)
Frank Harris (book "My Reminiscences as a Cowboy")

Edmund H. North (screenplay)

Dalton Trumbo  screenplay (originally uncredited)

Produced by
Julian Blaustein .... producer
 
Original Music by
George Duning 
 
Cinematography by
Charles Lawton Jr. (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Al Clark 
William A. Lyon 
 
Art Direction by
Cary Odell 
 
Set Decoration by
James Crowe  (as James M. Crowe)
William Kiernan 
 
Makeup Department
Clay Campbell .... makeup artist
Helen Hunt .... hair stylist
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Sam Nelson .... assistant director
 
Sound Department
John P. Livadary .... recording supervisor (as John Livadary)
J.S. Westmoreland .... sound (as Josh Westmoreland)
 
Stunts
John L. Cason .... stunts (uncredited)
Walt La Rue .... stunts (uncredited)
Bob Terhune .... stunts (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Ray Cory .... second unit photography
 
Music Department
Arthur Morton .... orchestrator
Morris Stoloff .... conductor
Rafael Mendez .... musician: trumpets, "Cantina" scene (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Saul Bass .... title designer
Henri Jaffa .... Technicolor color consultant
 
Crew believed to be complete


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Additional Details

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Runtime:
92 min
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Color:
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono | Mono (Westrex Recording System)
Certification:
Argentina:13 | Australia:PG | Finland:K-16 | Germany:12 (DVD rating) | Sweden:15 | UK:U (original rating) | UK:U (tv rating) | UK:PG (video rating) (2002) | USA:Approved (MPAA rating: certificate #18818) | West Germany:12 (nf)
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Goofs:
Revealing mistakes: In a rail car containing the shipment of cattle, Tom Reese, an 'experienced' cattle-handler, attempts to help up a fallen steer by pulling the animal's head so that it can get up on its front legs then, presumably, on to its hind legs. No bovine will normally get up like this, and it's easier for it, firstly, to raise itself up on its hind legs by lunging forward, then put its front legs under it to stand up. To help this animal get up, you must lift its rear end by grabbing either the tail root or its backside.See more »
Quotes:
Frank Harris:We rounded up most of the herd... that is, all we could find.
Tom Reese:How many head did we lose?
Frank Harris:Just over 200.
Tom Reese:That's a lot of cows.
Frank Harris:Yeah, it is. It's too bad. It's too bad for you.
Tom Reese:What?
Frank Harris:We found all my cows. It seems it was yours that ran off and got lost.
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Movie Connections:
Referenced in Trumbo (2007)See more »

FAQ

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11 out of 16 people found the following review useful.
A true western about real events, 8 December 2005
Author: donkrahn from United States

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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