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The Great American Cowboy

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Rodeos and the people who work in them are the focus of this documentary. It demonstrates the resonance between the modern rodeo and the lifestyle of pioneer settlers of the American West. The 1973 film's main focus is on veteran Larry Mahan and a newcomer, Phil Lyne, as they prepare for, and compete in their events. Joel McCrea narrates this film, which celebrates this form of Americana with great affection. ~ Clarke Fountain, Rovi

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