The Cowboys
Country of Origin: United States
Production year: 1972
Director: Mark Rydell
Rating: Rating
UPC [Locale]: 085391-518327
Running time: 2:14 (134 Min.)
Casetype: Snapper
Format: NTSC, Anamorphic Widescreen 2.20:1
DVD-Format: Single-Sided, Double-Layered
Released: October 27, 1998
Collection type: Owned (#454)
Status: Available
Purchase date: November 20, 2001
Purchase price: Hidden
Review (movie): 9 / 10
Review (video): 0 / 10
Overview
John Wayne has brawled bare-knuckled, gunned down desperadoes, fought jungle wars and piloted the skies. But The Cowboys gives him one of his juiciest roles as a leather-tough rancher who, deserted by his regular help, hires eleven greenhorn schoolboys for a cattle drive across 400 treacherous miles.

When the dust settles, Wayne gives one of his best performances. "In The Cowboys," Rex Reed wrote, "all the forces that have made him a dominant personality as well as a major screen presence seem to combine. Old Dusty Britches can act." Co-starring the equally memorable Roscoe Lee Browne, Colleen Dewhurst and Bruce Dern, The Cowboys is exciting proof.
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Genres
Western
Drama
Studios
Production Studios:
 • Warner Bros. Pictures
 • Sanford Productions
Media Companies:
 • Warner Home Video
Audio format
English  Dolby Digital 5.1
French  Dolby Digital Mono
Subtitles
English
French
Tags
Jukebox
Discs
# Description A B DS DL A DL B
1Main Feature
Features
 • Scene Access
 • Feature Trailers
 • Bonus Trailers
 • Featurettes
 • Production Notes/Bios
 • Closed Captioned
Crew
Direction
Mark Rydell....Director
Writing
William Dale Jennings....Original Material By
Irving Ravetch....Screenwriter
Harriet Frank, Jr.....Screenwriter
William Dale Jennings....Screenwriter
Production
Mark Rydell....Producer
Cinematography
Robert Surtees....Director of Photography
Film Editing
Robert Swink....Film Editor
Neil Travis....Film Editor
Music
John Williams....Composer
Sound
Jack Solomon....Sound
Kay Rose....Sound Editor
Richard Portman....Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Art
Philip Jeffries....Production Designer
Emile Lavigne....Make-up Artist
Dave Grayson....Make-up Artist
Anthea Sylbert....Costume Designer
Cast
John Wayne....Wil Andersen
Roscoe Lee Browne....Jedediah Nightlinger
Bruce Dern....Long Hair
Colleen Dewhurst....Kate
And The Cowboys
Alfred Barker, Jr.....Fats
Nicolas Beauvy....Dan
Steve Benedict....Steve
Robert Carradine....Slim Honeycutt
Norman Howell, Jr.....Weedy
Stephen Hudis....Charlie Schwartz
Sean Kelly....Stuttering Bob
A Martinez....Cimarron
Clay O'Brien....Hardy Fimps
Sam O'Brien....Jimmy Phillips
Mike Pyeatt....Homer Weems
Slim Pickens....Anse
Lonny Chapman....Homer's Father
Charles Tyner....Stonemason
Sarah Cunningham....Annie Andersen
Allyn Ann McLerie....Ellen Price
Maggie Costain....Phoebe
Matt Clark....Smiley
Jerry Gatlin....Howdy
Walter Scott....Okay
Dick Farnsworth....Henry Williams
Wallace Brooks....Red Tucker
Charise Cullin....Elizabeth
Collette Poeppel....Rosemary
Norman Howell....Jim's Father
Rita Hudis....Charlie's Mother
Margaret Kelly....Bob's Mother
Larry Randles....Ben
Larry Finley....Jake
Jim Burk....Pete
Rustlers
Fred Brookfield
Tap Canutt
Chuck Courtney
Gary Epper
Tony Epper
Kent Hayes
J. R. Randall
Henry Wills
Joe Yrigoyen