The Cowboys (1972)


STORY – 1
DIRECTOR – 1
ACTOR – 1
MUSIC – 0
CULT – 0

 

VERDICT – 3/5

 

 

PROS –
1) Young schoolboys hired as cowboys for a cattle ride took revenge of their mentor/employer.
2) Bruce Dern played the role of a compelling villain especially during his duel with John Wayne.

 
CONS –
1) This movie is gloomy even by conservative standards. John Wayne played a rough rancher with no nuisance even when dealing with teenage kids.
2) The death of John Wayne’s character was unexpected and watching as a fan, it was very distressing to see him die on-screen.

 

 
QUOTE –
Jebediah Nightlinger: I regret trifling with married women. I’m thoroughly ashamed at cheating at cards. I deplore my occasional departures from the truth. Forgive me for taking your name in vain, my Saturday drunkenness, my Sunday sloth. Above all, forgive me for the men I’ve killed in anger … and those I am about to.

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