Cinema: Mixed Company

THE CULPEPPER CATTLE CO.

Directed by DICK RICHARDS

Screenplay by ERIC BERCOVICI and GREGORY PRENTISS

"Cowboyin'," the cook confides to the eager kid, "is somethin' you do when you can't do nothin' else." At its best moments The Culpepper Cattle Co. puts across several such gruff insights about a way of life now long past.

Dick Richards, here making his first feature, is a former director of television commercials, an apprenticeship that presents several liabilities when it comes to filming anything longer than 60 seconds. The movie has a tendency to be episodic and rather...

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