The Rare Breed

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"Young lovers ... restless, bold, ready to meet the brawling dangers of the raw West ... Head On !"
  • Approved
  • 1966
  • 1 hr 37 min
  • 6.3  (3,910)

The Rare Breed is a Western drama film from 1966 that features an all-star cast of James Stewart, Maureen O'Hara, and Brian Keith. Directed by Andrew V. McLaglen, the film follows the story of a family of Scottish farmers who travel to America with a prize bull, named Vindicator, that they hope to sell to ranchers in Texas. The family is led by Martha Price (Maureen O'Hara), a strong-willed and independent woman who is determined to make a success of their venture in America. Along with her daughter, Hilary (Juliet Mills), Martha is accompanied by her hired hand, Sam Burnett (James Stewart), who is tasked with the responsibility of ensuring that Vindicator arrives in Texas in good condition.

As the group travels through the rugged terrain, they face a number of challenges, including a group of thieves who are intent on stealing Vindicator for themselves. Eventually, they arrive at a ranch owned by Alexander Bowen (Brian Keith), who agrees to buy Vindicator but only on the condition that the bull proves his prowess as a sire.

In order to prove Vindicator's worth, Martha and Sam must navigate the treacherous world of ranching in Texas, a world dominated by men who are skeptical of the Scottish farmers and their prized bull. Along the way, they encounter a number of colorful characters, including an aging cowboy named Deke Simons (Ben Johnson) and a wealthy rancher named Charles Ellsworth (David Brian).

As Martha and Sam work to fulfill their mission, they also begin to develop feelings for each other, despite their initial antagonism. Meanwhile, Alexander Bowen wrestles with his own demons, including a troubled past and a complicated relationship with his daughter, played by Victoria Shaw.

Filled with stunning landscapes, exciting action scenes, and memorable performances, The Rare Breed is a classic Western that explores themes of perseverance, redemption, and the resilience of the human spirit. It showcases the talents of three Hollywood legends and features a compelling story that will keep audiences engaged from beginning to end.

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    1 hr 37 min
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  • IMDB Rating
    6.3  (3,910)