The Cowboys

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The Cowboys

montana based on novel or book ranch beef cattle drive cattle schoolboy

The Cowboys

Release Date: January 13, 1972

Year    :   1972
Slogan    :   «All they wanted was their chance to be men... and he gave it to them.»
Genres    :   Western, Adventure, Drama, Action
Production Companies    :   Sanford Productions (III), Warner Bros. Pictures
Director    :   Mark Rydell
Producers    :   Lynn Stalmaster, Tim Zinnemann, Mark Rydell, Nate H. Edwards, Dick Moder
Writers    :   Irving Ravetch, Harriet Frank Jr., William Dale Jennings, William Dale Jennings
RunTime    :   131 mins.
Budget    :   6000000
Revenue    :   7500000

When his cattlemen abandon him for the gold fields, rancher Wil Andersen is forced to take on a collection of young boys as his cowboys in order to get his herd to market in time to avoid financial disaster. The boys learn to do a man's job under Andersen's tutelage; however, neither Andersen nor the boys know that a gang of cattle thieves is stalking them.

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