Cowboy (1958)

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An idealistic tenderfoot Chicago hotel clerk is taken on a cattle-drive to Mexico by famous trail boss Tom Reece but discovers that cowboy life isn't what he expected.




  • Guy Wilkerson in Cowboy (1958)
  • Víctor Manuel Mendoza and Dick York in Cowboy (1958)
  • Jack Lemmon in Cowboy (1958)
  • Strother Martin and Dick York in Cowboy (1958)
  • Víctor Manuel Mendoza in Cowboy (1958)
  • Jack Lemmon in Cowboy (1958)

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19 October 2003 | tmwest
| Does the herd come above everything?
Delmer Daves was very successful with this film, about how a young hotel clerk (Lemmon) becomes a cowboy, but most of all how he becomes a man. Daves takes us on journey, driving a cattle herd from Mexico to finally place them on the Santa Fe train bound for Chicago, and he manages to keep us interested every moment. There is a snake, an Indian attack, wild horses, a cattle stampede, cowboys fighting...What is impressive is the efficiency with which Glenn Ford commands the operation, no time is lost, everything must be done to deliver the herd with as few losses as possible. Lemmon starts becoming like Ford, obsessed about his task, when they both learn something about human values.

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