She Wore a Yellow Ribbon (1949)
Average Rating: 8.1/10
Reviews Counted: 18
Fresh: 17 | Rotten: 1
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Release Date: Jan 1, 1949 Wide
Average Rating: 3.7/5
User Ratings: 8,689
The second of John Ford's "Cavalry Trilogy," this film stars John Wayne as Cavalry Captain Nathan Brittles. In his last days before his compulsory retirement, Brittles must face the possibility of a full-scale attack from the Arapahos, fomented by the recent defeat of General Custer and by double-dealing Indian agents. ~ Iotis Erlewine, Rovi
Jan 1, 1949 Wide
Jun 4, 2002
Turner Home Entertainment
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Capt. Nathan Brittle...
Lt. Flint Cohill
Mrs. Abby Allshard
Harry Carey Jr.
Maj. Mac Allshard
Cpl. Mike Quayne
Pvt. John Smith
Chief John Big Tree
Pony That Walks
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Classic Western with glorious color, great story telling and an anti-war point of view.
The second of John Ford's cavalry trilogy is well acted by John Wayne and well shot by Winton C. Hoch, who an Oscar for color cinematography.
First and most obviously one of the most flat-out gorgeous movies ever filmed.
Definitely in top five of all-time Ford/Wayne westerns. Gorgeous color too.
Some of the most touching scenes describe the ceremonies in which tradition is transmitted from the older to the younger generation. When John Wayne gets a silver watch as a present, he sniffs a tear and reads the inscription, Lest We Forget!
John Wayne, John Ford, and Monument Valley in glorious color. What more can you ask for in a western?
Splendid John Ford Western; Wayne is great, scenery fantastic. A must-see for any film buff.
...a lot of people's favorite Western, and it's good to see it in all its Technicolor glory on DVD.
Audience Reviews for She Wore a Yellow Ribbon
- Sgt. Hochbauer: [enters the bar with a crew to arrest Quincannon] You're under arrest, Quincannon.
- Sgt. Quincannon: By whose orders?
- Sgt. Hochbauer: By order of Capt. Brittles. Are you coming peaceably?
- Sgt. Quincannon: Laddie, I've never gone any place peaceably in me life. [puts down his drink and slugs Sgt. Hochbauer]
- Capt. Nathan Brittles: Never apologize and never explain, it's a sign of weakness.
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