July 28th, 2012: The Cowboys (1972)

Cast and Crew: John Williams (Score); Roscoe Lee Browne, Bruce Dern, Colleen Dewhurst, Robert Carradine, Slim Pickens, Richard Farnsworth

What It’s About:  Rancher Will Andersen (John Wayne) is forced to use a gang of adolescent boys as cowboys when his  regular team abandons him for a gold rush.

Why Watch it Today?:  Today is the National Day of the CowboyThe Cowboys is one of John Wayne’s better, if largely unsung, late-period Westerns, which contains a few surprises that I won’t spoil here.

Where to Get It: Amazon, iTunes or Vudu; your local library ; Youtube; Netflix (DVD)

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