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The Rare Breed (1966)

Not Rated | | Drama, Romance, Western | 25 February 1966 (Italy)
An English woman and her daughter enlist the aid of a cowboy to try and get their hardy hornless bull to mate with the longhorns of Texas, but have to overcome both greedy criminals and the natural elements.

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Martha Price
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Bowen
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Hilary
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Jamie
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Ellsworth
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Simons
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Harter
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Mabry
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Juan
Larry Domasin ...
Alberto
Silvia Marino ...
Conchita
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Taylor
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Rodenbush
Barbara Werle ...
Gert
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When her husband dies en route to America, Martha Price and her daughter Hilary are left to carry out his dream: the introduction of Hereford cattle into the American West. They enlist Sam "Bulldog" Burnett in their efforts to transport their lone bull, a Hereford named Vindicator, to a breeder in Texas, but the trail is fraught with danger and even Burnett doubts the survival potential of this "rare breed" of cattle. Written by Greg Helton <ghelton@airmail.net>

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bull | whistling | texas | cattle | cowboy | See All (59) »

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Young lovers ... restless, bold, ready to meet the brawling dangers of the raw West ... Head On !

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Drama | Romance | Western

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Rancho River  »

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2.35 : 1
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The scene where Burnett finds the bull dead, had to be re-shot due to the director believed the fake cow they used on the first shot did not look real enough. The scene was shot later, in warm weather, and salt was brought in to look like it was found in the snow. The problem was solved when they only showed a small portion of the bull buried in the salt/snow. See more »

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In the opening scene, set in St.Louis, Missouri, you catch several glimpses of the state flag of California, where the film was made, flying in the background. See more »

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[first lines]
Martha Evans: What on earth are they doing?
Charles Ellsworth: It's called bulldogging, ma'am. That's Bulldog Burnett. He works for my outfit.
Hilary Price: Well, it's a perfectly silly way to handle cattle if you ask me.
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James Stewart and Maureen O Hara
20 March 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

James Stewart made this film at Universal with a very very beautiful Maureen O Hara as his leading lady reprising their teaming for 20th's Mr. Hobbs Takes A Vacation. Andrew McLaglen who was part of the James Stewart-John Wayne fraternity of action movies directs well this story of cattle breeding. Lots of familiar Universal back lot locations add to my enjoyment of this film. I respect both James Stewart and Maureen O Hara for keeping their careers in high gear even in the troubled 60's. With Maureen O Hara she outpaced many of her peers who retired due to lack of work, only Susan Hayward and Lana Turner were as active as the beautiful Irish Ms. O'Hara was in her steady stream of work as leading lady to John Wayne, Henry Fonda, James Stewart stalwart's of the American screen. Don Galloway a Universal contract player is also cast. Always thought Don Golloway would be a star.

Is this movie great? No! Is it enjoyable yes! And Maureen O Hara one of the great Beauties of the Screen!


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