Based on the novel by William Dale Jennings, Mark Rydell delivers a timeless western classic: The Cowboys (1972). An old rugged cowboy, Wil Anderson (John Wayne), desperately hires a group of widespread teenage boys to assist him on a 400-mile cattle drive from Montana to Belle Fourche, South Dakota. During their journey, the boys learn the ropes of the west from Anderson, and encounter several challenges. The clip below takes place in the beginning of the film, as Anderson has come into the boys' schoolhouse to offer them the job. After Anderson makes it clear to the boys what the rules of the job are, the youngest boy in the class asks Anderson if he fits the standards to be a part of the job.