The Great American Cowboy

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The Great American Cowboy
The Great American Cowboy.jpg
Theatrical release poster
Directed by Kieth Merrill
Produced by Kieth Merrill
Written by Douglas Kent Hall
Starring Larry Mahan
Phil Lyne
Narrated by Joel McCrea
Music by Harold Farberman
Cinematography Reed Smoot
Edited by Kieth Merrill
Distributed by American National Enterprises
Release date
Running time
89 minutes
Country United States
Language English

The Great American Cowboy is a 1973 documentary film by Kieth Merrill. The film, which won the 1974 Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature,[1] is about the battle between two rodeo stars for the world championship: veteran Larry Mahan and newcomer Phil Lyne.

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  1. ^ "NY Times: The Great American Cowboy". The New York Times. Retrieved November 14, 2008.

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