GP | | Adventure, Drama, Western
Rancher Wil Andersen is forced to hire inexperienced boys as cowhands in order to get his herd to market on time but the rough drive is full of dangers and a gang of cattle rustlers is trailing them.
Richard Farnsworth plays a member of Long Hair's gang, one of the first roles in which his face is actually seen on screen. Farnsworth had been a stuntman and extra since the 1930s.
You have to go out and prove yourself in the world. I guess that's right.
Even if the eponymous Cowboys could have driven the herd to Belle Fourche, it wouldn't have mattered as there was no rail line there to move the cattle anywhere else.
During its roadshow release, the film featured - like most films shown in a roadshow format - an overture (heard on tape just before the film began), an intermission with entr'acte music, and exit music (heard after the film had ended). When the film went on general release, all of those elements were removed and the film was shown from beginning to end with no interruption.