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      Cowboy

      Released Feb 19, 1958 1h 32m Western List
      75% Tomatometer 8 Reviews 55% Audience Score 1,000+ Ratings A successful rancher, Tom Reece (Glenn Ford), forges a business venture with a Mexican landowner (Donald Randolph) but finds himself in a bind after squandering a lot of money at a hotel run by Frank Harris (Jack Lemmon). Frank has strong feelings for the Mexican's daughter (Anna Kashfi), and when he learns that Tom is in a tough spot, he exploits the situation to get closer to his potential paramour. Frank takes to horseback alongside Tom, and both are surprised by the results. Read More Read Less Watch on Fandango at Home Buy Now

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      Nicholas Bell IONCINEMA.com Considering its two male leads and the usually dependable direction of Delmer Daves, Cowboy remains a curious, if ultimately underwhelming Western. Rated: 2.5/5 Oct 8, 2020 Full Review David Nusair Reel Film Reviews ...a fine premise that is, for the most part, employed to woefully uninvolving effect by Delmer Daves... Rated: 2/4 Jul 29, 2020 Full Review Nathanael Hood Unseen Films At its heart Cowboy reveals the emptiness of the very masculinity celebrated in Red River. Rated: 7/10 May 3, 2020 Full Review Clyde Gilmour Maclean's Magazine A good hard-boiled western with much less than the usual frontier hokum. Oct 29, 2019 Full Review Mattie Lucas From the Front Row Daves brings a kind of gritty realism and strong sense of framing, using the terrific performances of Ford and Lemmon to explore masculine rivalries and western mythos. Rated: 3.5/4 Jun 5, 2019 Full Review Matt Brunson Creative Loafing At 92 minutes, Cowboy is simply too short to fully explore its characters and their arcs, but, to quote Pat and Mike's Spencer Tracy (albeit in a completely different context), "What's there is 'cherce.'" Rated: 3/4 Mar 12, 2016 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Elizabeth E This is such a good movie I loved every minute of it 🤠 Rated 5 out of 5 stars 07/31/23 Full Review Audience Member A different kind of cowboy movie. It's about actual cowboys and the life they lead while educating a tenderfoot learning the business. No showdown gunfights, minimal conflict with Indians, and fairly believable situations. Moves quickly and not filled with Hollywood dramatics. Unfortunately that also means that it lacks a certain amount of suspense needed to make it more memorable. But a good watch. Glen Ford is at his best, Jack Lemon is above average. The script is based on a biography from Lemon's character. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 01/13/23 Full Review s r At first I was excited, but Lemmon and Ford weren't convincing. Rated 2 out of 5 stars 03/31/23 Full Review Audience Member yawn. gave up after 90 mins. Rated 1 out of 5 stars 01/21/23 Full Review Audience Member OK western don't think u hav the right trailer 4 this one Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 01/21/23 Full Review Audience Member Enjoyable movie which manages to avoid any number of cliches to give a sharp look at the brutal realities of life on the cattle trail. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 02/10/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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      Synopsis A successful rancher, Tom Reece (Glenn Ford), forges a business venture with a Mexican landowner (Donald Randolph) but finds himself in a bind after squandering a lot of money at a hotel run by Frank Harris (Jack Lemmon). Frank has strong feelings for the Mexican's daughter (Anna Kashfi), and when he learns that Tom is in a tough spot, he exploits the situation to get closer to his potential paramour. Frank takes to horseback alongside Tom, and both are surprised by the results.
      Director
      Delmer Daves
      Producer
      Julian Blaustein
      Screenwriter
      Dalton Trumbo, Edmund H. North
      Distributor
      Columbia Pictures
      Production Co
      Columbia Pictures Corporation
      Genre
      Western
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Theaters)
      Feb 19, 1958, Original
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Aug 24, 2010
      Runtime
      1h 32m
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