The Rounders (1965)

85 mins | Comedy, Western | March 1965

Director:

Burt Kennedy

Writer:

Burt Kennedy

Producer:

Richard E. Lyons

Cinematographer:

Paul C. Vogel

Production Designers:

George W. Davis, Urie McCleary

Production Company:

Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, Inc.
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BIBLIOGRAPHIC SOURCES
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Daily Variety
27 Jan 1964
p. 2.
Daily Variety
28 Jan 1964
p. 2.
Daily Variety
6 Feb 1964
p. 10.
Daily Variety
26 Feb 1964
p. 1, 4.
Daily Variety
28 Feb 1964
p. 2.
Daily Variety
6 Apr 1964
p. 14.
Daily Variety
10 Apr 1964
p. 2, 6.
Daily Variety
6 May 1964
p. 10.
Daily Variety
8 May 1964
p. 2.
Daily Variety
13 May 1964
p. 11.
Daily Variety
21 May 1964
p. 2, 15.
Daily Variety
25 May 1964
p. 4.
Daily Variety
11 Jun 1964
p. 3.
Daily Variety
24 Jun 1964
p. 2.
Daily Variety
10 Aug 1964
p. 15.
Daily Variety
23 Sep 1964
p. 2.
Daily Variety
25 Sep 1964
p. 7.
Daily Variety
13 Nov 1964
p. 4.
Los Angeles Times
15 May 1964
Section C, p. 15.
Los Angeles Times
8 Nov 1964
Section B, p. 1.
Los Angeles Times
5 Mar 1964
Section C, p. 10.
Los Angeles Times
13 Mar 1965
p. 16.
New York Times
29 Apr 1965
p. 40.
Variety
25 Nov 1964
p. 23.
Variety
9 Dec 1964
p. 18.
Variety
13 Jan 1965
p. 6.
CAST
PRODUCTION CREDITS
NAME
PARENT COMPANY
PRODUCTION COMPANY
NAME
CREDITED AS
CREDIT
DIRECTORS
Asst dir
PRODUCER
WRITER
PHOTOGRAPHY
Dir of photog
ART DIRECTORS
Art dir
Art dir
FILM EDITOR
SET DECORATORS
Set dec
Set dec
MUSIC
SOUND
MAKEUP
Hairstyles
PRODUCTION MISC
Tech adv
SOURCES
LITERARY
Based on the novel The Rounders by Max Evans (New York, 1960).
AUTHOR
DETAILS
Release Date:
March 1965
Premiere Information:
Los Angeles opening: 10 March 1965
New York opening: 28 April 1965
Production Date:
4 May--11 June 1964
Copyright Claimant:
Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, Inc.
Copyright Date:
31 December 1964
Copyright Number:
LP29467
Physical Properties:
Sound
Color
Metrocolor
Widescreen/ratio
Panavision
Duration(in mins):
85
Country:
United States
Language:
English
SYNOPSIS

Ben Jones and Howdy Lewis, two itinerant horse wranglers tired of spending their winters rounding up stray horses in the New Mexico hills, make a pledge to give up the carousing that keeps them forever in debt to their stingy employer, rancher Jim Ed Love. They also attempt to solve another of their problems by getting rid of Ol' Fooler, a wild roan that stubbornly refuses to be broken. They let moonshiner Vince Moore have him in exchange for some corn liquor, but the horse also likes whisky, and he is returned. With time, however, the two men develop a grudging admiration for the animal and accept him as partial payment for their winter's work, planning to enter him as a bucking bronco in a rodeo. Before the event Ben and Howdy join two Las Vegas strippers for a midnight swim in the state fish hatchery but are forced to flee from a pursuing game warden. At the rodeo, Ol' Fooler lives up to expectations but sustains what the vet calls a fatal injury. Ben agrees to have the horse shot; but as soon as Ol' Fooler sees the gun, he bolts up and wildly lashes out at the two cowboys. Ben and Howdy pay the vet for his demolished barn and set out with Ol' Fooler to seek another job from Jim Ed ... +


Ben Jones and Howdy Lewis, two itinerant horse wranglers tired of spending their winters rounding up stray horses in the New Mexico hills, make a pledge to give up the carousing that keeps them forever in debt to their stingy employer, rancher Jim Ed Love. They also attempt to solve another of their problems by getting rid of Ol' Fooler, a wild roan that stubbornly refuses to be broken. They let moonshiner Vince Moore have him in exchange for some corn liquor, but the horse also likes whisky, and he is returned. With time, however, the two men develop a grudging admiration for the animal and accept him as partial payment for their winter's work, planning to enter him as a bucking bronco in a rodeo. Before the event Ben and Howdy join two Las Vegas strippers for a midnight swim in the state fish hatchery but are forced to flee from a pursuing game warden. At the rodeo, Ol' Fooler lives up to expectations but sustains what the vet calls a fatal injury. Ben agrees to have the horse shot; but as soon as Ol' Fooler sees the gun, he bolts up and wildly lashes out at the two cowboys. Ben and Howdy pay the vet for his demolished barn and set out with Ol' Fooler to seek another job from Jim Ed Love. +

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