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The Rounders (1965)

TV-PG | | Comedy, Western | 5 March 1965 (USA)
In Sedona, two aging cowpokes bust broncos, charm local ladies and bet on outcomes at the rodeo.

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Burt Kennedy

Writers:

Max Evans (novel), Burt Kennedy (screenplay)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Glenn Ford ... Ben Jones
Henry Fonda ... Marion 'Howdy' Lewis
Sue Ane Langdon ... Mary
Hope Holiday ... Sister
Chill Wills ... Jim Ed Love
Edgar Buchanan ... Vince Moore
Kathleen Freeman ... Agatha Moore
Joan Freeman ... Meg Moore
Denver Pyle ... Bull
Barton MacLane ... Tanner
Doodles Weaver ... Arlee
Allegra Varron Allegra Varron ... Mrs. Norson
Casey Tibbs Casey Tibbs ... Rafe
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Ben and Howdy are a couple of aging cowboys who bust broncos out of Sedona for Jim Ed Love, a slick operator if ever there was one. Sisters, Meg and Agatha, have their eyes on Ben and Howdy, but the boys aren't ready to settle down yet. They spend the winter in the high country corralling more than 100 stray cattle at $7 a head for Jim Ed. Most years, they blow their winter pay in one spring night at a Sedona bar, but this year, Ben and Howdy have a plan: to take an ornery roan that Ben has been unable to break and bet their bankroll that no cowboy at the Sedona rodeo can stay on the horse. What will they do if they win - marry the sisters or head for Tahiti? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Hats off to the wildest guys and gals in the whole Wild West ! See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Western

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

5 March 1965 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Jinetes intrépidos See more »

Filming Locations:

Flagstaff, Arizona, USA See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Color:

Color (Metrocolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Vince (Edgar Buchanan) asks Howdy (Henry Fonda) how he came to have such a name as Howdy. "Made it up. Why?" "Marion . . . that was my given name. A man can't ride bucking horses with a handle like that so I changed it." This was a poke at fellow actor John Wayne, who became famous playing cowboys and who was born Marion Michael Morrison. See more »

Goofs

The wild "roan" horse that Glenn Ford continually tries to break throughout the film is played by two different colored animals, one for tame scenes and one for bucking scenes. See more »

Quotes

Howdy Lewis: Whatever suits you just tickles me plumb to death.
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Followed by The Rounders (1966) See more »

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brainless but entertaining
19 July 2006 | by MartinHaferSee all my reviews

Glenn Ford and Henry Fonda star in this slowly paced but amiable picture of two modern cowboys who just drift through life. They are older but only in a chronological sense--as they drink, bust broncos and party through life. At the same time, there are a couple of women who want to get them to settle down and grow up--and this is the main theme throughout the film.

What works best in the film is the dialog--particularly the repartee between the two leads. While the film itself never really seems to go anywhere, it seems enough just to sit back and watch this relationship unfold. An odd but satisfying film.


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