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
Veteran cowboy actor Jim Davis plays a henchman for J.W. Ewing (Jason Robards), an unscrupulous rancher who hopes to strike oil on his land. Immediately after completing this film, Davis signed on to play a character named J.R. Ewing Sr., a.k.a. "Jock" Ewing, a Texas oil baron, and father of the notorious J.R. Ewing Jr. (Larry Hagman) on the TV show Dallas (1978). Davis played the role on "Dallas" until his death in 1981. 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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