The Rounders

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"The wild west's biggest fall guys go head over heels... for a mean-eyed bronc... and some bear-backed fillies"
  • TV-PG
  • 1965
  • 1 hr 25 min
  • 6.1  (1,896)

The Rounders is a western comedy film from 1965 that revolves around two cowboys named Ben Jones and Howdy Lewis. The movie stars Glenn Ford and Henry Fonda in lead roles with Sue Ane Langdon playing a supporting actress. The movie was directed by Burt Kennedy and produced by Richard E. Lyons. As the movie begins, Ben and Howdy are seen working as cowboys for a living, earning their daily bread by breaking wild broncos. They are a pair of experienced cowboys who work hard but party even harder. Their drinking, womanizing and gambling add to their reputation as the best bronco busters in the region, but also leave them with little money and few possessions.

When they are given the opportunity to break a wild stallion for a wealthy rancher, they see an opportunity to make some much-needed cash. Despite the mistrust of the local townsfolk, they decide to take the job. Things don't go as planned, and after the runaway horse becomes injured, the rancher demands they pay for the damages. Ben and Howdy must now find a way to come up with the money and fast.

The duo decides to enter a rodeo competition in hopes of winning the cash prize. Along the way, they meet a beautiful woman named Mary, played by Sue Ane Langdon, who has a passion for horses and a beguiling smile. Mary becomes the center of attention for both Ben and Howdy, but she is not easily won over.

The movie's plot thickens as circumstances force the duo to find creative ways to earn money. They decide to enter into a bull riding contest, which proves to be both dangerous and hilarious. There are also moments of betrayal, stirring drama, and surprising twists and turns that keep the audience entertained.

The movie's cinematography captures the majestic beauty of the American West as well as the wild nature of the horses and livestock. The film's score features country and western music that adds to the film's charm and overall ambiance.

The Rounders is a classic western comedy that has entertained audiences for years with its unique blend of laughter and drama. The film offers an escape to a simpler time, where the world was less complicated, and cowboys were heroes. It showcases the bond between two tough cowboys and how their friendship is tested in the face of danger and uncertainty.

In conclusion, The Rounders is an enjoyable movie to watch, featuring a fantastic cast, a superb director, and an excellent musical score. The movie highlights the importance of loyalty, friendship, and perseverance in a lighthearted and engaging way, making it a worthwhile experience for any viewer.

The Rounders is a 1965 comedy with a runtime of 1 hour and 25 minutes. It has received moderate reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 6.1.

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    1 hr 25 min
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  • IMDB Rating
    6.1  (1,896)