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.




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

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14 April 2011 | thinker1691
| " Is a man's life so easily dismissed, that compassion plays no part? "
Frank Harris was a hotel clerk who had always dreamed of becoming a ranch hand. When circumstances provided him with an opportunity, he did just that. The movie which is based on his real life exploit is called " Cowboy." In it Jack Lemmon plays Harris who buys a partnership with Cattle boss Tom Reese (Glen Ford) and is reluctantly hired on as a tenderfoot cowboy. Directed by Delmer Daves, Harris encounters all the hardships warn him by Tom Reese. What he further learns is the hard lessons concerning life and death on the trail. Reese is a hard brand who bestows the harsh lessons on his apprentice to such a degree, that what he develops into, is a replica of an uncaring, unsympathetic tough as leather trail hand. From an audience point of view, Ford fits comfortable in his role, but Lemmon seems a bit out of his element. Still, it's fun to watch as both men work to ply their craft. A good film with the addition of experienced cast members, like Brian Donlevy and Dick York. Recommended to Ford and Lemmon fans. ***

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