The Rare Breed

  • Film
  • Action and adventure
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Born into the Ford/Wayne axis as the son of Victor, McLaglen was steeped in Western lore from an early age, and graduated through teleseries like Gunsmoke and Have Gun - Will Travel to a string of features hymning the old generic simplicities in their twilight. His features with Wayne tended to be as reactionary as the Duke himself (a predilection subsequently confirmed in work like The Wild Geese), but this effort about O'Hara's attempts to cross a Hereford bull with Texas longhorn stock is innocuously banal. And the human supporting cast just about make it worthwhile.

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Director: Andrew V McLaglen
Screenwriter: Ric Hardman
Cast: James Stewart
Maureen O'Hara
Brian Keith
Juliet Mills
Don Galloway
David Brian
Jack Elam
Ben Johnson
Harry Carey Jr