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Cowboy (1958)




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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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...a fine premise that is, for the most part, employed to woefully uninvolving effect by Delmer Daves...

July 29, 2020 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…

At its heart Cowboy reveals the emptiness of the very masculinity celebrated in Red River.

May 3, 2020 | Rating: 7/10 | Full Review…

A good hard-boiled western with much less than the usual frontier hokum.

October 29, 2019 | Full Review…

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.

June 4, 2019 | Rating: 3.5/4 | Full Review…

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.'"

March 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.

August 24, 2012 | Rating: B | Full Review…

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