The fought back to back...No quarter given...No quarter asked...No way in...No way out...of Rio Bravo...
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- Rated: Not Rated
- Run Time: 2 hours, 21 minutes
- Video: Color
- Released: November 9, 2010
- Originally Released: 1959
- Label: Warner Home Video
- Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
- Note: Commentary by Director John Carpenter and Historian Richard Schickel
- John Wayne Westerns Trailer Gallery
- Dual Layer
- Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo - English, French
- Subtitles - English, French, Japanese
Performers, Cast and Crew:
|Starring||Dean Martin, John Wayne, Angie Dickinson & Ricky Nelson|
|Performer:||Walter Brennan, Ward Bond, John Russell & Claude Atkins|
|Directed by||Howard Hawks|
|Edited by||Folmar Blangsted|
|Screenplay by||Jules Furthman & Leigh Brackett|
|Composition by||Dimitri Tiomkin|
|Art Direction by||Leo K. Kuter|
|Produced by||Howard Hawks|
|Director of Photography:||Russell Harlan|
Howard Hawks's finest western (1959), and perhaps his finest film. Full Review
Rio Bravo is a big, brawling western. Full Review
Rating: 4/4 -- To watch Rio Bravo is to see a master craftsman at work. The film is seamless. There is not a shot that is wrong. It is uncommonly absorbing, and the 141-minute running time flows past like running water. Full Review
Rating: 3/5 -- Despite its slickness, virility, occasional humor and, if it may be repeated, authentic professional approach, it is well-made but awfully familiar fare. Full Review
New York Times
The movie is simultaneously an apogee of the classic Western style, with its principled violence in defense of just law, and an eccentrically hyperbolic work of modernism, which yokes both bumptious erotic comedy and soul-searing rawness to the mission. Full Review
Rating: 5/5 -- Warm, witty and endlessly welcoming, not only is it the filmmaker's finest Oater -- better even than the sparkling Red River -- it's arguably the quintessential Hawks flick. Full Review
Hawks' picture is about standing up for yourself, embracing responsibility and acting with integrity....The film is subtle, good-natured, funny and charming.
No-nonsense Texas border sheriff John T. Chance (John Wayne) fights off ruthless mercenary gunmen in order to keep a murderer in custody. A ragtag band of volunteers, consisting of a singing kid, a toothless old man, a recovering alcoholic, and a spunky woman, assist. Contains an interesting sing-along interlude among the group, and yes, the Duke participates.
John Wayne stars as the sheriff of a small western town who arrests a murderer and then must contend with the aggressive efforts of the killer's brother to free him before the state marshall arrives. Surrounding the town, the villains make repeated runs at the tiny jailhouse where their comrade is incarcerated. The sheriff is left to defend the territory almost single-handedly -- his only aid being a rag-tag crew of misfits, including a drunk, an old cripple, a saloon woman, and a singing teenager. The plot's tensions build to one of the most explosive finales in cinema history.
- Shot in Technicolor.