is a lighthearted 1965
film starring Glenn Ford
and Henry Fonda
. The comedy was based on the novel of the same name by Max Evans
Ben Jones (Glenn Ford) and Marion 'Howdy' Lewis (Henry Fonda) are two easygoing, modern-day cowboys who make a meager living breaking wild horses
. Their frequent employer is Jim Ed Love (Chill Wills
), a shrewd businessman who always gets the better of them. After they bring him a string of tamed horses, he talks them into taking a nondescript horse in lieu of some of their wages.
Ben finds (to his great and frequent discomfort) that the horse is unrideable. Rather than turning it into dog food, he comes up with the bright idea of taking it to a rodeo
and betting other cowhands they cannot ride it. Along the way, the duo stop to help two none-too-bright strippers
, Mary (Sue Ane Langdon
) and Sister (Hope Holiday
), with their car, which has broken down. Not knowing much about cars, they give them a ride to the nearest garage, but end up getting to know them better (going skinny dipping
with them) and taking them along to the rodeo.
Everything goes as planned; nobody is able to stay on the horse. Then the animal suddenly collapses and Ben very reluctantly spends all the money they've won for veterinary
help. In the end, Ben and Howdy end up right back where they started, with only the horse to show for their efforts.
... Ben Jones<br>Henry Fonda
... Howdy Lewis<br>Sue Ane Langdon