About

Headstrong Thomas Dunson starts a thriving Texas cattle ranch with the help of his faithful trail hand, Groot, and his protégé, Matthew Garth, an orphan Dunson took under his wing when Matt was a boy. In need of money following the Civil War, Dunson and Matt lead a cattle drive to Missouri, where they will get a better price than locally, but the crotchety older man and his willful young partner b...

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Directed by

Howard Hawks

Written by

Borden Chase (Screenplay)
Charles Schnee (Screenplay)

Runtime

133 minutes

Country

United States of America

Language

English

Tagline

Big as the Men Who Faced This Challenge! Bold as the Women Who Loved Them!

Cast

Keywords

revenge texas cattle drive adopted child dangerous cattle kansas cattle empire

Photos

Lists

1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die Steven Jay Schneider

#193 on 1,000 greatest films They Shoot Pictures, Don't They?

Awards

Oscar nomination for Best Film Editing

Oscar nomination for Best Writing, Motion Picture Story