Rio Grande

1950, Western, 1h 45m

17 Reviews 5,000+ Ratings

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Lieutenant Colonel Kirby Yorke (John Wayne) heads a cavalry post on the Texas side of the Rio Grande, defending settlers against Apaches launching raids from the Mexican side of the river. When Yorke's 16-year-old son, Jeff (Claude Jarman Jr.) --- who he has not seen since he was a baby -- shows up at the post as one of the new recruits, he treats him more harshly than the others. Things are further complicated when Yorke's estranged wife, Kathleen (Maureen O'Hara), returns to take her son home.

Cast & Crew

John Wayne
Lt. Col. Kirby York
Maureen O'Hara
Mrs. Kathleen York
Ben Johnson
Trooper Travis Tyree
Harry Carey Jr.
Trooper Daniel "Sandy" Boone
Victor McLaglen
Sgt. Maj. Timothy Quincannon
Claude Jarman Jr.
Trooper Jefferson "Jeff" Yorke
Chill Wills
Dr. Wilkins (regimental surgeon)
J. Carrol Naish
Lt. Gen. Philip Sheridan
John Ford
Director
John Ford
Producer
Victor Young
Original Music
Dale Evans
Original Songs
Stan Jones
Original Songs
Tex Owens
Original Songs
Bert Glennon
Cinematographer
Jack Murray
Film Editing
Frank Hotaling
Art Director
John McCarthy Jr.
Set Decoration
Adele
Costume Design
Bob Mark
Makeup Supervisor
Cliff Lyons
Second Unit Director
Wingate Smith
Assistant Director
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  • Mar 14, 2022
    It lacks both the visual style and narrative complexity of Ford's best work. Also he clearly wasn't directing most of the actors, oh well its what he had to muddle through in order to get to make "The Quiet Man".
    Alec B Super Reviewer
  • 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.
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