Banjo Hackett (1976)

Genres - Western  |   Sub-Genres - Traditional Western  |   Run Time - 103 min.  |   Countries - United States   |   MPAA Rating - NR
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Also known as Banjo Hackett: Roamin' Free, this TV pilot film stars Don Meredith in the title role. Banjo Hackett is a western horsetrader, circa 1885, who travels in the company of his orphaned nephew (Ike Eisenmann). While searching for a rare Arabian mare stolen from the nephew's late mother, Hackett occasionally pays a visit to Mollie (Jennifer Warren), a ranch owner whom Banjo would marry if he'd only admit he loved the woman. Millionaire Dan O'Herlihy and untrustworthy bounty hunter Chuck Connors are also after the stolen horse. The film's storyline is as rambling as Banjo Hackett himself, which was both its charm and curse.



horse, trader, nephew, boy, orphan, animal, bounty-hunter, love, millionaire, ranch, salvage, con/scam