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I ride for the brand, and fight for it
on 29 August 2009
Sam Elliott as Conagher is the epitome of the true blue western hero.
Portraying an ageing cowboy, he sets a high standard. When Conagher gets a job riding for the brand he fights for it too, and can't be bribed or bullied to betray his employer. He is not only honest, but as tough as they come. Friendly until crossed, he'll fight any man looking for trouble. But hard as he is, he is a gentle man and a gentleman with women, which introduces Katherine Ross, (his real-life wife). She has a hard life, her husband missing, and presumed dead, having set off to buy cattle with all their savings, leaving her to make a living as best she can on a ranch with no cattle, and not much in the way of any other advantage.
With the usual Turner Pictures' cast of believable characters, convincing costumes and sets, this bitter-sweet western is well worth watching.