This is yet another American western movie that was released in the year 1972. And this movie is considered one of the best cowboy films. This film draws its inspiration from a novel.
What is the Film About?
There’s a place near the mountains where some gold has been discovered in very good quantity. Wil Anderson is heading to the market with his cattle, and there’s nobody to help him out. But he’s in desperate need of help, so he calls out the schoolboys nearby to help him drive the cattle faster so that they reach before the winter sets in.
Those children who succeed at helping Wil Anderson would eventually turn out to be cowboys in the future. But there’s a gang of thieves who usually rob the people of their cattle and won’t settle till they make some really good money out of it.
The movie begins with Wil Anderson taking help from the nearby school boys to drive his cattle. One amongst the kids is Cimarron, who is elder to the rest of the kids, and he expresses his wish to join Anderson. But he’s an angry fellow, and Anderson would not like to entertain some unnecessary drama by taking him with the cattle.
He quits on Cimarron, takes the other kids, and teaches them the tricks and techniques that might prove useful for them on this trip.
Amongst the teachings, there’s Watt, a leader of the other cattle group, who tries to convince him to take them instead of those boys who are aware of nothing, and Anderson has to teach them right from the beginning. Anderson doesn’t pay any heed to them, as those men had just come out of the prison and were not trustworthy. But Watt’s had been lying to them, which makes Anderson mad at them, and he completely refuses it.
The children meet their parents before leaving, and with all those innocent kisses and hugs, they depart from the place. But Cimarron had not given up when though he was denied entry to this group. And he keeps following the crew for a really long time. Then a boy named Slim falls off the horseback, and lucky for Cimarron, who finds it an absolute pleasure to get on the crew now. Slim cannot swim, and it would be quite dangerous for him to move along; Cimarron comes along to help.
And this helping nature of Cimarron gives Andersen a clue that he can trust this boy all over again, and he allows him to barge in. Another boy named Charlie falls off the horse while he was trying to get hold of the glasses. But the cattle just walk over him, and he dies in the way. Despite these setbacks, the boys take up all the challenges and learn whatever is taught them.