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The Rare Breed

  • Comedy
  • Drama
  • 1966
  • Andrew V McLaglen
  • 92 mins
  • U

Summary

Western starring James Stewart and Maureen O'Hara. When Martha Price arrives in America from Britain, she brings with her a young daughter and an animal she hopes will make her fortune: Vindicator, a prize Hereford bull. She finds the Texas ranchers sceptical and Sam Burnett, the saddle tramp hired to deliver the bull to his new home, seems to be neither honest nor reliable.

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Review

A star rating of 3 out of 5.

Widow Maureen O'Hara imports a prize Hereford bull to the Old West for breeding purposes in this warm-hearted if sprawling western from director Andrew V McLaglen. The pleasure is in watching the languid by-play between O'Hara, lovable drifter James Stewart and rugged cattle baron Brian Keith, and enjoying a supporting cast that looks like it stepped out of a John Ford movie. Some novelty is provided by an appearance from Juliet Mills (Hayley's sister), while cinematographer William H Clothier beautifully captures the landscapes. McLaglen brings out the best in his actors, and if it is all a bit sub-Ford, well, that's no bad thing.

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Credits

Cast

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Sam BurnettJames Stewart
Martha PriceMaureen O'Hara
Alexander BowenBrian Keith
Hilary PriceJuliet Mills
Jamie BowenDon Galloway
Charles EllsworthDavid Brian
Deke SimonsJack Elam
Jeff HarterBen Johnson (1)
Ed MabryHarry Carey Jr
JuanPerry Lopez
AlbertoLarry Domasin
TaylorAlan Caillou

Crew

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DirectorAndrew V McLaglen

Details

Theatrical distributor
Rank Film Dists Ltd
Available on
DVD
Formats
Colour
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