Approved | | Romance, Western
Aging cowboy Will Penny gets a line camp job on a large cattle spread and finds his isolated cabin is already occupied by a husbandless woman and her young son.
Bruce Dern once said of working with Charlton Heston on this movie: "I got to really like the guy. A lot of people told me that I wouldn't like him, but I liked him, and he tried very hard. I mean, 'Will Penny' is far and away the best thing he's ever done."
Save your money! Get you a spread of your own like me.
Will Penny: It wasn't money started you in the cattle business, Anse.
Anse Howard: Well, what do you think it was, Will?
Will Penny: More like a long rope and a hot iron!
Throughout the movie, Blue (played by Lee Majors) owns and drives a wagon. After the cattle drive is over, he drives his wagon away with his friend Dutchy riding with him. Will Penny (Charlton Heston) and Blue use the wagon to haul Dutchy to the doctor after he is wounded. In the final fight scene, Will and Blue use the wagon to attack the raw-hiders in the line shack allowing Will to jump onto the roof to pour the sulfur down the chimney.
Yet in the concluding scene, Will, Blue and Dutchy ride off on horseback leaving the wagon behind with horses still attached to it.
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