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Bronco Buster (1952)

Approved | | Western | 1 May 1952 (USA)
A veteran rodeo rider takes on a young apprentice in order to "teach him the ropes", and winds up competing against him.

Director:

Budd Boetticher

Writers:

Lillie Hayward (screenplay), Peter B. Kyne (story) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview:
John Lund ... Tom Moody
Scott Brady ... Bart Eaton
Joyce Holden ... Judy Bream
Chill Wills ... Dan Bream
Don Haggerty ... Dobie Carson
Dan Poore Dan Poore ... Dick Elliott
Casey Tibbs Casey Tibbs ... Rodeo Rider
Pete Crump Pete Crump ... Rodeo Rider
Bill Williams Bill Williams ... Rodeo Rider
Jerry Ambler Jerry Ambler ... Rodeo Rider
Manuel Enos Manuel Enos ... Rodeo Rider
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A veteran rodeo rider takes on a young apprentice in order to "teach him the ropes", and winds up competing against him.

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rodeo | horse | See All (2) »

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Thrill Story of the Rodeo's Glory Riders!

Genres:

Western

Certificate:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 May 1952 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Desafio See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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In July 1951, Hollywood Reporter reported that Universal had set Budd Boetticher as director of Son of Ali Baba (1952), but replaced him with Kurt Neumann when Boetticher moved over to Bronco Buster (1952). See more »

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Referenced in Get a Life (2006) See more »

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Rodeo, Oh!
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An authentic rodeo movie
20 October 2005 | by tcrump-2See all my reviews

My vote is somewhat biased as my Father was in this movie. But, this picture was a fairly accurate depiction of rodeo life in the late 40's early 50's. All of the riding was real and done by my Father and Casey Tibbs including the crazy scene with two bulls in the arena at the same time, anyone with a fair idea of rodeos would realize the craziness of that stunt! The storyline is a familiar one, new guy on the scene looks to old pro for guidance, gets rich and famous, becomes arrogant and then learns his lesson.

The difference between this movie and some of the more modern rodeo movies is the reality factor. The characters are not made out to be "larger than life" Bronco Busters showed what it was like to live the rodeo lifestyle in that era. Cowboys were down to earth, honest and solid people. They were on the road almost all of time going from one rodeo to the next, living out of trailers (sometimes horse trailers) motel rooms etc.. I know this for a fact, I was there.


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