We kick off our look at films that inspired Logan with John Wayne’s 1972 western, The Cowboys.

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THE COWBOYS

A grizzled veteran rancher, Wil Andersen (John Wayne) is almost ready to embark on a big cattle drive when his crew abruptly quits to join in a gold rush. Left with no alternative, Anderson enlists the help of a group of local schoolboys. Training the youngsters to be cowboys, Andersen manages to get the drive underway, but their long journey is placed in jeopardy when the devious bandit Long Hair (Bruce Dern) sets his sights on stealing the herd.


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  1. April 4, 2017 at 12:21 pm — Reply

    I remember an interview where Bruce Dern, spoke about the day John Wayne’s character death was going to be filmed, it was the first time Wayne ever died in a movie. He came to the set roaring drunk and put it all into the fight where he bounces Dern off the tree. Dern said that Wayne, who is a huge man, broke a few of his ribs in that fight. He said if he was able to do it all over he wouldn’t change a thing.

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