The Cowboys ★★★ 1972 (PG)
Wayne stars as a cattle rancher who is forced to hire 11 schoolboys to help him drive his cattle 400 miles to market. Clever script makes this one of Wayne's better Westerns. Carradine's film debut. Inspired the TV series. 128m/C VHS, DVD, Bluray Disc, HD DVD . John Wayne, Roscoe Lee Browne, A. Martinez, Bruce Dern, Colleen Dewhurst, Slim Pickens, Robert Carradine, Clay O'Brien, Nicolas Beauvy; D: Mark Rydell; W: Harriet Frank Jr., Irving Ravetch; C: Robert L. Surtees; M: John Williams.