The Rounders (1965)

 |  Comedy, Western  |  5 March 1965 (USA)
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Ben and Howdy are a couple of aging cowboys who bust broncos out of Sedona for Jim Ed Love, a slick operator if ever there was one. Sisters, Meg and Agatha, have their eyes on Ben and Howdy... See full summary »



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Complete credited cast:
Ben Jones
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Hope Holiday ...
Vince Moore
Agatha Moore
Joan Freeman ...
Meg Moore
Allegra Varron ...
Mrs. Norson
Casey Tibbs ...


Ben and Howdy are a couple of aging cowboys who bust broncos out of Sedona for Jim Ed Love, a slick operator if ever there was one. Sisters, Meg and Agatha, have their eyes on Ben and Howdy, but the boys aren't ready to settle down yet. They spend the winter in the high country corralling more than 100 stray cattle at $7 a head for Jim Ed. Most years, they blow their winter pay in one spring night at a Sedona bar, but this year, Ben and Howdy have a plan: to take an ornery roan that Ben has been unable to break and bet their bankroll that no cowboy at the Sedona rodeo can stay on the horse. What will they do if they win - marry the sisters or head for Tahiti? Written by <>

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5 March 1965 (USA)  »

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Jinetes intrépidos  »

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2.35 : 1
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The bucking horses all have bucking straps attached. One wouldn't attach such a strap to a horse you're trying to train for riding. See more »


[Referring to a bull]
Howdy Lewis: That one is wilder than mountain scenery.
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brainless but entertaining
19 July 2006 | by (Bradenton, Florida) – See all my reviews

Glenn Ford and Henry Fonda star in this slowly paced but amiable picture of two modern cowboys who just drift through life. They are older but only in a chronological sense--as they drink, bust broncos and party through life. At the same time, there are a couple of women who want to get them to settle down and grow up--and this is the main theme throughout the film.

What works best in the film is the dialog--particularly the repartee between the two leads. While the film itself never really seems to go anywhere, it seems enough just to sit back and watch this relationship unfold. An odd but satisfying film.

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