The Cowboys

  • 1972
  • 2 HR 08 MIN
  • PG
  • Western

Mark Rydell shows some fine touches in his third feature, but the result is an overlong and often-dull movie that had the rare distinction of being one of the few John Wayne westerns that gasped at the box office. Eleven youths, ages 9-15, are hired by rancher Wayne when his regular hands desert him in search of gold that's been discovered nearby. more

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When his crew quits, John Wayne has to train schoolboys for the big cattle drive in The Cowboys (1972).

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