The exciting world of rodeo provides the framework for this western saga that centers around a temperamental bronc rider, Lew Lathrop (James Coburn), who tries prove himself worthy of his wife, son, and his best friend's respect. He also wants to keep his freedom. Lathrop enjoys modest fame in his occupation, which is rodeo riding, and immoderate success in his preoccupation, which is women. But his lust and insistent refusal to settle down prove his undoing. He loses his much abused wife (Lois Nettleton) and teen-age son just when he comes to realize he needs them both. He wrassles unsuccessfully with guilt when his best buddy, Clete (Slim Pickens), a rodeo clown who keeps an avuncular eye on Lew, gets his neck broken for his trouble. When last seen, Lew is wandering off over yonder hill, saddle over his shoulder, sadder but prob ably not much wiser.
Kingdom of the Spiders
Investigating the mysterious deaths of a number of farm animals, vet Rack Hansen discovers that his town lies in the path of hoards of migrating tarantulas. Before he can take action, the streets are overrun by killer spiders, trapping a small group of townsfolk in a remote hotel. Another good thing about Kingdom of the Spiders is the ending. Although a little unbelievable, it is a truly great ending and kind of surprising. This is a great B horror flick and a drive-in classic. (For many aficionados of "attack of the killer critters" movies, Kingdom of the Spiders holds a place on the very short list of all time greats, generally considered by these drive-in fanatics to be the best flick on eight legs)
A young man whose wife is kidnapped on their wedding day by a band of thieves, teams up with a bounty hunter who wants them too,