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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
Don Galloway ...
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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Drama | Romance | Western

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The accident involving the wagon carrying Martha and Hilary ahead of the stampede was real and kept in the film. The women were supposed to be thrown clear, but instead the wagon rolled over them. Fortunately, there was a pit underneath the wagon allowing the stuntwomen, Stephanie Epper and Patty Elder, enough space to be kept from being crushed. They survived with slight injuries and shock. Director Andrew V. McLaglen kept the scene in the film. See more »

Goofs

In the final fight scene between Jimmy Stewart and Brian Keith, there is a close shot of the calf watching from underneath the stairs. However, when they cut to the long shot, the calf is no longer there. See more »

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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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