When he sustains a rodeo injury, star rider Jeff McCloud returns to his hometown after many years of absence. He signs on as a hired hand with a local ranch, where he befriends fellow ranch hand Wes and his wife Louise. Wes has big dreams of owning his own little farm, and rodeo winnings could help finance it. Wes convinces Jeff to coach him in the rodeo ways, but Louise has her doubts. She doesn't want her man to end up a broken down rodeo bum like Jeff McCloud. Despite Louise's concern, the threesome hit the road in their Woody, chucking a secure present for an unknown future. Will they find success or sorrow? This picture features plenty of rodeo action and thrills.
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A Fast Buck... A Fast Bronc... A Fast Thrill!
Did You Know?
In the opening credits, filmed on Stone St. in Tucson, AZ, the Pioneer Hotel is briefly visible, and farther down the street, Steinfield's Department Store. The hotel was said to be "100 percent fireproof", a claim that was refuted in December 1970 when fire swept through the upper floors, claiming 29 victims - among whom were Harry and Margaret Steinfield, who lived in its penthouse. The building was repaired and is now a mixed-use apartment and office space. See more
During the Tucson Rodeo sequence, bull rider [Chet?] Peterson switches hands mid-ride. See more
Wes tells me you once made three thousand dollars in one day, rodeoin'.
And threw it all away.
Oh, I didn't throw it away. It just sorta'... floated.
That's pretty stupid, breakin' all your bones, then lettin' the money go.
Referenced in Kings of the Road