Ride a Northbound Horse (1969)

Genres - Adventure, Children's/Family, Western  |   Sub-Genres - Family-Oriented Adventure  |   Run Time - 93 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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Carroll O'Connor was two years away from Archie Bunker when he signed for the minor Disney effort Ride a Northbound Horse. O'Connor plays second fiddle to teenaged John Shea, an orphan who journeys to Texas in hopes of growing up to be a cattle rancher. En route, Shea meets a glib con man (you know who) who gets the boy mixed up with racetrack intrigue. John Ford veteran Ben Johnson is on hand for western lagniappe. Ride a Northbound Horse was adapted from a two-part Wonderful World of Disney TV presentation.



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