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Comes a Horseman (1978)

PG  |   |  Drama, Western, Romance  |  25 October 1978 (USA)
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Ella Connors is a single woman who gets pressured to sell her failing cattle farm to her corrupt ex suitor, Jacob Ewing. She asks for help from her neighbor, Frank Athearn. As Ella and ... See full summary »

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Frank 'Buck' Athearn
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Jacob 'J.W.' Ewing
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Neil Atkinson
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Dodger
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Julie Blocker
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Billy Joe Meynert
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Virgil Hoverton
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George Bascomb
James Kline ...
Ralph Cole
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Emil Kroegh
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Ella Connors is a single woman who gets pressured to sell her failing cattle farm to her corrupt ex suitor, Jacob Ewing. She asks for help from her neighbor, Frank Athearn. As Ella and Frank fight back through stampedes, jealousy, betrayal, and sabotage...they eventually find love. Written by cactusjump

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Comes a Horseman Wild and Free  »

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Trivia

One of a number of offbeat and revisionist westerns made during the 1970s. See more »

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After Ewing is told he will lose his ranch if he doesn't allow testing for oil, Frank and Ella are shown chasing cattle while swinging their ropes...left handed. In the next scene they are shown roping right handed. See more »

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Our thanks to the Forest Service for allowing us to film in the Coconino National Forest See more »

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Referenced in Avengers: United They Stand: Comes a Swordsman (1999) See more »

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slow paced but enjoyable
19 June 2001 | by (New York) – See all my reviews

Fonda, looking great without make up, all natural and tough, won the oscar for Coming Home the same year this overlooked gem was released. Alan P.directed her in Klute as well, and later on, in the boring Rollover in '81... Late, great Richard Farnsworth gives sad knowing performance, tho' at times, seems out of breath. Robards plays bad guy to gritty eely perfection, nice balance off mellow cattle poke Caan


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