Hapless driving instructor and former Gunnery Sergeant Rafferty, living in squalor near Hollywood, California, doesn't put up too much of a fight when two ladies hitch a ride and attempt to... See full summary »
In Apache territory, a supply Army column heads for the next fort, an ex-scout searches for the killer of his Indian wife, and a housewife abandons her husband in order to rejoin her Apache lover's tribe.
Teenager Ben Mockridge feels life in a Wild West farm town has nothing better to offer than horse-cart racing with other hicks, so he naively begs cattle company owner Frank Culpepper to engage him as the youngest cowboy for a long cattle trail to a fort. His mother barely notices. Ben doesn't even seem to get it when he's told to report as 'little Mary' to the old cook, whose words, "Cowboy is something you do only if you have nothing better." gradually become clear. Instead of an exciting heroic macho life, it's endless hard work, dumb chores and embarrassment, even getting literally caught with his pants down, robbed of his horse, and witnessing unpunished crimes...Written by
In cattle drives, the chuck wagon often went ahead and set up to have dinner ready for the cow boys when they arrived. If the cattle were driven from dusk to dawn, the chuck wagon drove until an hour before dusk, and then stopped to cook, and await the arrival of the herd. If the drive was of predetermined length, the wagon went ahead still, always prepared ahead of time, because cowboys were expected to work right up until the dinner chime. There was never down time with the sun up. See more »
If you want to see a very unusual Western Film which has a story very much down to earth about how the Wild West handled situations that did not please them. Cattlemen found out the hard way that they had better keep their cows off of other Cowboys property. Some of these Cattlemen had their guns taken away from them and were fined Two-hundred Dollars for damages done to their grazing land. There is a very real battle that continues between the Cattlemen and Ranchers and this picture clearly shows that taking the law in your own hands was never a solution to any problem. This film kept me guessing just how the picture would ever end and I was quite surprised at the various twists and turns. All the actors gave great performances and this is definitely a great unusual Western.
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