The Bull of the West

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  • TV-PG
  • 1972
  • 1 hr 30 min
  • 5.3  (331)

The Bull of the West is a classic western film released in 1972, directed by Paul Stanley, and starring Lee J. Cobb, Charles Bronson, and Brian Keith. The movie is set in post-Civil War Texas and follows the story of a retired Union Colonel named Ben Bellow, played by Lee J. Cobb. Bellow is an old-fashioned and respected military leader who is called upon by his former commander, General Harker (played by Keenan Wynn), to lead a group of soldiers in the search for a notorious criminal named Judd Tanner, played by Charles Bronson. Tanner is a ruthless outlaw who is responsible for some of the most heinous crimes in the state, and the General has ordered Bellow to bring him to justice at all costs.

Bellow, who is haunted by his past in the military, initially refuses to take on the mission. However, the General offers him a deal; if he captures Tanner, he will be granted full amnesty for his past deeds. Bellow agrees, and so begins his journey to track down the notorious criminal.

Along the way, Bellow is joined by an eclectic group of characters, including a former Confederate soldier, a black cavalryman, and a young orphan boy. The group faces various challenges and obstacles, including dangerous terrain, hostile Native American tribes, and the cunning tactics of Tanner and his band of outlaws.

As Bellow and his team get closer to Tanner, they discover a shocking truth about their elusive target that changes the course of the hunt. The climax of the movie pits Bellow and his team against Tanner and his gang in a thrilling showdown that will have viewers on the edge of their seats.

The Bull of the West is a classic western film that offers viewers a glimpse into the history and culture of post-Civil War Texas. The film is well-crafted with beautiful cinematography, impressive performances, and a gripping story that keeps viewers engaged until the very end. The star-studded cast delivers memorable performances, with Lee J. Cobb's stoic portrayal of Ben Bellow standing out as a highlight of the movie.

For fans of the western genre, The Bull of the West is a must-watch. With its impactful storyline, realistic depictions of the Wild West, and memorable characters, it remains a fan-favorite to this day. Whether you are a die-hard fan of westerns or simply looking for an engaging movie, The Bull of the West will not disappoint.

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    1 hr 30 min
  • IMDB Rating
    5.3  (331)