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 »
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
To prepare for her role as Ella Connors, actress Jane Fonda learned roping and riding skills in order to partake in a stampede and cattle-round up in this movie. Fonda would practice at a ranch in the San Fernando Valley and at the filming location in the Wet Mountain Valley of Colorado where Fonda lived on a ranch, worked the cows, polished her lassoing skills and assessed how ranch-land cattle work was organized. See more »
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 »
Our thanks to the Forest Service for allowing us to film in the Coconino National Forest See more »
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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