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This western saga tells the tale of a Chicago hotel clerk who dreams of becoming a cowboy and moving West. He believes he finally finds his opportunity when a cattle rancher comes to Chicago on business. Try as he might, the rancher cannot get rid of the eager young man.

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Glenn Ford
as Tom Reese
Jack Lemmon
as Frank Harris
Anna Kashfi
as Maria Vidal / Arriega
Brian Donlevy
as Doc Bender, Trailhand
Dick York
as Charlie, Trailhand
Víctor Manuel Mendoza
as Paco Mendoza, Ramrod
Richard Jaeckel
as Paul Curtis
King Donovan
as Joe Capper, Trailhand
Vaughan Taylor
as Mr. Fowler, Chicago Hotel Manager
Don Randolph
as Senor Vidal
Donald Randolph
as Senor Vidal, Maria's Father
Eugene Iglesias
as Manuel Arriega
Buzz Henry
as Slim Barrett
Bek Nelson
as Charlie's Girl
Strother Martin
as Trailhand
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  • 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.'"

    Mar 12, 2016 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…
  • The only Western Jack Lemmon, better known for embodying on screen urban angst, has made, Cowboy is well acted by him and Glenn Ford.

    Aug 24, 2012 | Rating: B | Full Review…
  • Good Daves western featuring Ford and Lemmon.

    Oct 25, 2004 | Rating: 4/5

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