PG | | Western
Young farmboy who always wanted to be a cowhand talks a tough trail boss into hiring him on a cattle drive.
Film debut of Charles Martin Smith (as Charlie Martin Smith).
I want to go with you, Mr. Culpepper. I ride real good and I can do a lot of things. I mean, I'll work at almost anything, Mr. Culpepper. I really want to go.
Frank Culpepper: Why?
Ben Mockridge: Because I want to be a cowboy more than anything, Mr. Culpepper.
Frank Culpepper: Well, that's one hell ...
When Ben begs to be allowed to take a turn watching the cattle, he puts his gun on, and tries to do some fancy gun twirling. He knows enough that a gun-slinger wears his holster low on the hip at arms length, yet he fails to perform an important function of tying the holster down. Any kid who carries a gun, yearning to use it one day knows what the strings are for and how important they are. He wouldn't forget to do this, because his gun could bind during the draw. He can't wait to strap it on and tie it down. You tie them standing up, not after you get on the horse.