Rio Grande


Rio Grande

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The last entry in the John Ford-John Wayne "Cavalry Trilogy," this film stars Wayne as Lt. Col. Kirby Yorke, whose devotion to duty has cost him his marriage. When Yorke's son Jeff is assigned to his father's post, Yorke is determined not to afford any preferential treatment to the boy.

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John Wayne
as Lt. Col. Kirby Yorke
Maureen O'Hara
as Mrs. Kathleen Yorke
Ben Johnson
as Trooper Travis Tyree
Harry Carey Jr.
as Trooper Daniel `Sandy' Boone
Victor McLaglen
as Sgt. Maj. Timothy Quincannon
Chill Wills
as Dr. Wilkins (regimental surgeon)
J. Carroll Naish
as Lt. Gen. Philip Sheridan
Grant Withers
as Deputy Marshal
Peter Ortiz
as Capt. St. Jacques
Karolyn Grimes
as Margaret Mary
Alberto Morin
as Lieutenant
Stan Jones
as Sergeant
Claude Jarman Jr.
as Trooper Jefferson `Jeff' Yorke
Ken Curtis
as Regimental singer
Hugh Farr
as Regimental Singer
Carl Farr
as Regimental Singer
Lloyd Perryman
as Regimental Singer
Shug Fisher
as Regimental singer
Tommy Doss
as Regimental Singer
Jack Pennick
as Sergeant
Cliff Lyons
as Soldier
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Critic Reviews for Rio Grande

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Audience Reviews for Rio Grande

  • Oct 27, 2011
    Though the least impressive of Ford's three "Cavalry" films, this still is a great film.
    Graham J Super Reviewer
  • Sep 06, 2010
    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.
    Conner R Super Reviewer
  • Mar 21, 2009
    The final installment of John Ford's cavalry trilogy, is as intelligent and entertaining as its predecessors. The duke reprises his role as Lt. Col. Kirby Yorke, the role he first played in Fort Apache, and is rejoined by Ben Johnson who reprises his role his role as Sgt. Tyree from She Wore a Yellow Ribbon (confusing I know). Along with other familiar actors from the trilogy, screen goddess Maureen O'Hara provides the eye candy on this occasion, in her first of 5 appearances alongside The Duke. Rio Grande may not be as memorable as the first 2, but it's got all the right ingrediants that make a great western.
    Jonny C Super Reviewer
  • Jan 13, 2009
    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.
    Randy T Super Reviewer

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