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Rio Grande (1950)

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Release Date: Nov 15, 1950 Wide

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John Wayne stars as Lt. Col. Kirby Yorke, whose devotion to duty has cost him his marriage to his beloved Kathleen (Maureen O'Hara). Yorke gets word that his son, Jeff (Claude Jarman Jr.) -- whom he hasn't seen in 15 years -- has been dropped as a cadet from West Point, and that he lied about his age to enlist in the cavalry, in an effort to redeem himself. By chance, the boy is then assigned to his father's post. Once more, as a function of his duty as a cavalry officer, Yorke must sacrifice

Unrated,

Western, Action & Adventure, Classics

James Kevin McGuinness

May 22, 2001

Artisan Entertainment

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I like it better than the problematic Fort Apache; it's far simpler and more effective.

January 3, 2008 Full Review Source: Combustible Celluloid
Combustible Celluloid

In this Ford's Western, part of a trilogy that also includes She Wore a Yellow Ribbon, Wayne gets to play the tough biological and sociological father of his recruits, which include his son.

August 9, 2006 Full Review Source: EmanuelLevy.Com
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A minor but enjoyable John Ford and John Wayne collaboration.

July 20, 2005 Full Review Source: Ozus' World Movie Reviews
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a cookie-cutter, spit-'em-out, assembly-line product

October 19, 2002 Full Review Source: Filmcritic.com
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Audience Reviews for Rio Grande

Rio Grande's visual allure is famous, it's beautiful black and white, light and dark compositions are a masterwork. Personally I think the script is more impressive and is criminally overlooked. It always helps when you have two greats like John Wayne and Maureen O'Hara delivering the lines but the supporting actors are all really good too.
January 6, 2014
SirPant

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Though the least impressive of Ford's three "Cavalry" films, this still is a great film.
October 27, 2011
Graham Jones

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The true sequel to Fort Apache in that you get to see what happens to Yorke and the remaining troops. This is a lot more of a relationship based movie than the other two, maybe that's what makes it so powerful. John Wayne's performance is even stronger this time around and he plays such a timeless character. The father/son storyline is such a classic representation, but so well done that it doesn't feel stale. John Ford truly is the greatest pioneer in film-making and took all the risks and leaps that no one else dared to do.
September 6, 2010
ythelastman89

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Director John Ford agreed to make this one in a deal with Republic Pictures to secure financing for his pet project, The Quiet Man. Never one to do things half-ass, Ford secured a rather large budget and a top notch supporting cast for his two stars, John Wayne and Maureen O'Hara. Rio Grande isn't Ford's most popular or most acclaimed film, but it's hard to deny it's prototypical old-west charm.
May 11, 2009
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