The Great American Cowboy

The Great American Cowboy is a 1973 documentary film by Kieth Merrill.[5] The film, which won the 1974 Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature,[6] is about the battle between two rodeo stars for the world championship: veteran Larry Mahan and newcomer Phil Lyne.[7]

The Great American Cowboy
The Great American Cowboy.jpg
Theatrical release poster
Directed byKieth Merrill
Written byDouglas Kent Hall
Produced byKieth Merrill[1]
Narrated byJoel McCrea[2]
CinematographyReed Smoot
Edited byKieth Merrill
Music byHarold Farberman
Distributed by
Release date
Running time
89 minutes
CountryUnited States

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ Documentary Oscars: 1974 Oscars
  2. ^ AllMovie
  3. ^
  4. ^ D23
  5. ^ FilmAffinity
  6. ^ "The 46th Academy Awards (1974) Nominees and Winners". Retrieved June 10, 2019.
  7. ^

External linksEdit