An aging cowboy must choose between his desire to remain free and the responsibilities of maintaining a family.
Did You Know?
At the turn of the twentieth century the mandolin had become very popular - far more popular than the guitar - and there were entire orchestras composed of nothing but mandolins of various sizes. The mandolin in this film is a 1904 model Gibson F2. It can be distinguished by the points on either side of the waist and the oval sound hole. This would have been a highly unusual model in that situation in that it was an extremely expensive instrument, at about a third the price of a piano. A comparable instrument manufactured today sells for approximately $15,000. See more
Almost all of the costumes are obviously brand-new, with no attempt to age them. This is particularly noticeable in the first scene, with the close-up shot of the chaps, which had supposedly had at least two years' use. See more
All you got is a brown horse past his prime, an old saddle, and *maybe* twenty dollars. Now, that ain't much to show for all them years, is it?
I went north one time into Canada and seen the glaciers. You ever see a glacier, C.C.?