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The Culpepper Cattle Co. (1972)

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Young farmboy who always wanted to be a cowhand talks a tough trail boss into hiring him on a cattle drive.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Ben Mockridge
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Frank Culpepper (as Billy "Green" Bush)
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Luke
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Dixie Brick
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Russ
Wayne Sutherlin ...
Missoula
John McLiam ...
Thorton Pierce
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Pete
Raymond Guth ...
Cook
Anthony James ...
Nathaniel
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Tim Slater (as Charlie Martin Smith)
Larry Finley ...
Mr. Slater
Bob Morgan ...
Old John
Jan Burrell ...
Mrs. Mockridge
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Burgess
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Storyline

Teenager Ben Mockridge feels life in a Wild West farm town has nothing better to offer then horse-cart racing with other hicks, so he naively begs cattle company owner Frank Culpepper to engage him as youngest cowboy for a long cattle trail to a fort, his mother barely notices. Ben doesn't even seem to get it when he's told to report as 'little Mary' to the old cook, whose words cowboy is something you do only if you have nothing better gradually become clear. Instead of an exciting heroic macho life, it's endless hard work, dumb chores and embarrassment, even getting literally caught with his pants down, robbed of his horse, witnessing unpunished crimes... Written by KGF Vissers

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How Many Men Do You Have to Kill to Be the Great American Cowboy?

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Release Date:

21 July 1972 (Finland)  »

Also Known As:

La poussière, la sueur et la poudre  »

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Trivia

The pistol Ben (Gary Grimes) shows off to Tim (Charles Martin Smith) at the beginning of the movie and later kills his first man with during the saloon shootout is a model 1858 Remington Army. See more »

Quotes

Cook, Culpepper Outfit: You really got the itch, ain't ya?
Ben Mockridge: Well, yeah, I do. I guess all I want to do is punch cows and ride and, well, just cowboying. There's nothing better than that. That's all I want.
Cook, Culpepper Outfit: Kid, cowboying is something you do when you can't do nothing else.
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References Red River (1948) See more »

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Amazing Grace
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Lyrics by John Newton
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A western classic!!!!
25 July 2003 | by See all my reviews

This is easily one of the best westerns made. So overlooked and no real good reason why. It was so well done and the cast is some of the best western actors you can get!!!! Everybody connected with the making of this film did an outstanding job and Billy Green Bush was the stand out performance as the trail boss. The realism was unmistakeable! A very well done film and highly reccomended to all. This film MUST be released onto DVD soon!


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