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The cowboys

Author: Irving RavetchHarriet FrankWilliam Dale JenningsMark RydellJohn WayneAll authors
Publisher: Burbank, CA : Distributed by Warner Home Video, [2007]
Series: John Wayne collection.
Edition/Format:   DVD video : English : Deluxe edView all editions and formats
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When a rancher is deserted by his regular cattle drivers for the gold mines, he (Wayne) is forced to take on a collection of young boys as his drivers in order to cross the 400 treacherous miles to get his herd to market in time to avoid financial disaster. The boys learn to do a man's job under his tutelage, however, neither he nor the boys are aware that a gang of cattle thieves is stalking them.
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Genre/Form: Action and adventure films
Drama
Film adaptations
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Western films
Feature films
Western
Crime
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Irving Ravetch; Harriet Frank; William Dale Jennings; Mark Rydell; John Wayne; Roscoe Lee Browne; Bruce Dern; Colleen Dewhurst; John Williams; Warner Bros. Entertainment.; Warner Bros. Pictures (1969- ); Kinney Company (Firm); Warner Home Video (Firm)
ISBN: 1419850474 9781419850479 1419879235 9781419879234 079073835X 9780790738352
OCLC Number: 123422945
Language Note: English dialogue, English and French subtitles; closed-captioned.
Notes: Based on the novel by William Dale Jennings.
Originally released as a motion picture in 1972.
Special features: Collectible behind-the-scenes photo set; commentary by director Mark Rydell; new cast/director reunion featurette "The Cowboys: together again;" vintage featurette "The breaking of boys and the making of men;" theatrical trailer.
Credits: Music, John Williams ; director of photography, Robert Surtees ; production designer, Philip Jefferies ; costume designer, Anthea Sylbert ; film editor, Neil Travis.
Cast: John Wayne, Roscoe Lee Browne, Bruce Dern, Colleen Dewhurst.
Target Audience: MPAA rating: PG.
Description: 1 videodisc (135 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD, region 1, widescreen (letterbox, enhanced) presentation; Dolby Digital 5.1 surround, dual-layer.
Series Title: John Wayne collection.
Responsibility: WB, a Kinney Company, presents ; a Mark Rydell film, a Sanford production ; screenplay by Irving Ravetch & Harriet Frank, Jr. and William Dale Jennings ; produced and directed by Mark Rydell.

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When a rancher is deserted by his regular cattle drivers for the gold mines, he (Wayne) is forced to take on a collection of young boys as his drivers in order to cross the 400 treacherous miles to get his herd to market in time to avoid financial disaster. The boys learn to do a man's job under his tutelage, however, neither he nor the boys are aware that a gang of cattle thieves is stalking them.

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