Castaway Cowboy

In this Disney film, a mid-19th century Texas cowboy, Lincoln Costain (James Garner), is Shanghaied in San Francisco aboard a ship bound for Hawaii. He jumps into the ocean off the coast of Kauai and nearly drowns, saved by the 12-year old son of a struggling potato farmer Henrietta MacAvoy (Vera Miles). Since wild cattle often trample the potato crop, Lincoln decides to help the attractive widow by turning the potato farm into a successful cattle ranch. His first task is to turn the easygoing Hawaiian farm hands into cowboys, an unfamiliar culture they don't really want to learn. His adversaries are an evil witch doctor and an unscrupulous businessman, Calvin Bryson (Robert Culp), who is looking to grab the widow's valuable land.

1974 | | 6.0/10
Castaway Cowboy