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).
Sure is a nice horse. What's his name?
Luke, Drover: You don't have to put a name on something you might have to eat.
In cattle drives, the chuck wagon often went ahead and set up to have dinner ready for the cowboys when they arrived. If the cattle were driven from dusk to dawn, the chuck wagon drove until an hour before dusk, and then stopped to cook, and await the arrival of the herd. If the drive was of predetermined length, the wagon went ahead still, always prepared ahead of time, because cowboys were expected to work right up until the dinner chime. There was never down time with the sun up.