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The Culpepper Cattle Co. (1972)

PG  |   |  Western  |  21 July 1972 (Finland)
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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

Luke, Drover: Don't turn your back on me, mister!
Frank Culpepper: Don't let your mouth overload your hardware, cowboy.
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Connections

References Red River (1948) See more »

Soundtracks

Amazing Grace
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Traditional
Lyrics by John Newton
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One of THE Best Westerns EVER
20 September 2003 | by (USA) – See all my reviews

This movie has not been on DVD but needs to be. I have not seen it in so long I have forgotten details to give enough to make your heart pound and your eyes bulge. If you want a good western this is it bar none. The rustic setting, clothing, attitudes, and general demeanor make the film. I was so impressed with this movie I have waited for it on DVD for years and have never seen it come to DVD. I have even looked for it on Laserdisc I never saw it. If someone is listening that can get it on DVD please do ORIGINAL FORMAT WIDESCREEN PLEASE. This is one of the most realistic rough and tumble westerns it almost makes you feel you are in the 1800's. If it comes out on DVD I will be glad to give a fresh review. It has been 10-20 years since I have seen it last but I still remember it as one of the greatest, if not the greatest western ever. I love the Duke and his movies but this may even surpass his movies.


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