"The Boy and the Bronc Buster" is a 1973 telefilm produced by Walt Disney Productions. It was originally broadcast on NBC as a two-part episode on The Wonderful World of Disney on March 18, and March 25, 1973.


Earl Holliman and Vincent Van Patten star in the made-for-TV Disney movie The Boy and the Bronc Buster. Van Patten plays a farm kid of the 1880s who joins cowboy Holliman on the rodeo circuit. The plot thickens when the boy discovers that his mentor is a fugitive from justice, wanted for murder. Filmed in Arizona, The Boy and the Bronc Buster originated as a 2-part installment of TV's Wonderful World of Disney. It was first telecast March 18 and 25, 1973. A farm boy (Vincent Van Patten) throws in his lot with a rodeo cowboy in Arizona. Cal Winslow: Earl Holliman. Buckshot: Strother Martin. Mary: Jacqueline Scott. Lem: Lonny Chapman. Jenny: Lisa Gerritsen.


  • Earl Holliman ... Cal Winslow
  • Vincent Van Patten ... Todd Thompson
  • Strother Martin ... Buckshot
  • Lisa Gerritsen ... Jenny Hutchins
  • Anthony Caruso ... Marshal Brandon