Posts from ethanedwards in thread „The Rare Breed (1966)“

    Always liked the film, and thanks for the great pics! The only thing I dind't like was Keith's accent. It completely took me out of the film every time he spoke-seemed WAYYYYY over done. I would have prefered him without it.

    I agree, but then I never like him as an 'actor' anyway!

    The Rare Breed starred James Stewart, Maureen O'Hara,
    Brian Keith, Juliet Mills and Ben Johnson
    and directed by Andrew V. McLaglen.
    Loosely based on the life of rancher William Burgess,
    the film follows Martha Price's (O'Hara)
    quest to fulfill her deceased husband's dream of introducing
    Hereford cattle to the American West.
    The film was one of the early major productions to be scored by John Williams,
    who was billed as "Johnny Williams" in the opening credits.

    I have to admit, that this is not one of my favourites!!
    I realise, however many folks like it.
    It's very difficult to find fault with JS and M O'H,
    but, it doesn't change my mind.
    I thought it a pretty boring, and whimsical film,
    that one could give a miss.
    A few of Duke's 'Pals' involved in this one,
    Harry Carey Jr., Ben Johnson ,Jack Elam,
    One of Duke's favourites,
    William H. Clothier was the cinematographer

    User Review
    Author: fiona davidson from Scotland


    What I watched of this film I watched with dismay. I don't think Jimmy Stewart really did himself any favours and we all know he was capable of so much more, but it wasn't his part that I found so painful but Brian Keith as Bowen the supposed Scotsman. His accent was amazing but definitely not Scots, his wig and moustache (not forgetting the eyebrows) were so obviously false and as for the full highland dress - well!. I thought Bowen was a Welsh name too? The storyline about incorporating a new line of cattle was OK and so was everything else but I just felt it could all have been done so much better.



    Information from IMDb

    Plot Summary
    When her husband dies en route to America, Martha Price
    and her daughter Hilary are left to carry out his dream:
    the introduction of Hereford cattle into the American West.
    They enlist Sam "Bulldog" Burnett in their efforts to transport their lone bull,
    a Hereford named Vindicator, to a breeder in Texas,
    but the trail is fraught with danger and even Burnett doubts
    the survival potential of this "rare breed" of cattle.
    Written by Greg Helton

    Full Cast
    James Stewart .... Sam Burnett
    Maureen O'Hara .... Martha Evans
    Brian Keith .... Alexander Bowen
    Juliet Mills .... Hilary Price
    Don Galloway .... Jamie Bowen
    David Brian .... Charles Ellsworth
    Jack Elam .... Deke Simons
    Ben Johnson .... Jeff Harter
    Harry Carey Jr. .... Ed Mabry
    Perry Lopez .... Juan
    Larry Domasin .... Alberto
    Silvia Marino .... Conchita
    Alan Caillou .... John Taylor
    Gregg Palmer .... Rodenbush
    Barbara Werle .... Gert
    Joe Ferrante .... Esteban
    James O'Hara .... Sagamon (as Jim O'Hara)
    R.L. Armstrong .... Barker (uncredited)
    Larry J. Blake .... Auctioneer (uncredited)
    Bob Gravage .... Cattle buyer (uncredited)
    Charles Lampkin .... Porter (uncredited)
    Ted Mapes .... Liveryman (uncredited)
    James Nusser .... Bum at Dodge train depot (uncredited)

    Writing Credits
    Ric Hardman

    William H. Clothier

    Continuity: In the final fight scene between Jimmy Stewart and Brian Keith, there is a close shot of the calf watching from underneath the stairs. However, when they cut to the long shot, the calf is no longer there.

    Memorable Quotes

    Filming Locations
    Mecca, California, USA
    Mojave Desert, California, USASix Points Texas, Backlot, Universal Studios - 100 Universal City Plaza, Universal City, California, USA