She Wore a Yellow Ribbon
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- Rated: Not Rated
- Run Time: 1 hours, 43 minutes
- Video: Color
- Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
- Released: May 22, 2007
- Originally Released: 1949
- Label: Turner Home Ent
- Aspect Ratio: Full Frame - 1.33
Performers, Cast and Crew:
|Starring||John Wayne, Joanne Dru, John Agar, Ben Johnson & Harry Carey, Jr.|
|Performer:||Victor McLaglen, Mildred Natwick, George O'Brien, Arthur Shields, Fred Graham & Tom Tyler|
|Directed by||John Ford|
|Edited by||Jack Murray|
|Screenplay by||Frank S. Nugent & Laurence Stallings|
|Composition by||Richard Hageman|
|Art Direction by||James Basevi|
|Story by||James Warner Bellah|
|Produced by||John Ford & Merian C. Cooper|
|Director of Photography:||Winton C. Hoch|
Academy Awards 1949 - Best Cinematography: Winton C. Hoch
Rating: 10/10 -- First and most obviously one of the most flat-out gorgeous movies ever filmed. Full Review
Antagony & Ecstasy
Rating: 4/5 -- John Wayne, John Ford, and Monument Valley in glorious color. What more can you ask for in a western?
Rating: 5/5 -- Definitely in top five of all-time Ford/Wayne westerns. Gorgeous color too.
Rating: 3/4 -- This earned an Oscar for Best Cinematography, though had a Best Makeup award existed back then, surely Don Cash would have been a contender for superb work that allowed a then-41-year-old Wayne to convincingly pass for someone a quarter-century older. Full Review
Classic Western with glorious color, great story telling and an anti-war point of view. Full Review
Classic Film and Television
Rating: 3.5/5 -- an old man's movie shot with a young man's energy and gusto. Full Review
A film of both elegiac sentiment and occasionally over-eloquent sentimentality. Full Review
A lament for the passage of time and the second in the director's acclaimed series of cavalry films, John Ford's SHE WORE A YELLOW RIBBON stars John Wayne as Capt. Nathan Brittles, a cavalry officer stationed in the Southwest. While contemplating his retirement, which is only a week away, Brittles is assigned to escort the wife and niece of his commanding officer, Maj. Mac Allshard (George O'Brien), to the stage line at Sudros Wells. Although he would prefer to battle the rampaging Cheyenne Indians as his final action, Brittles obeys orders. En route, two of the men in Brittles's patrol, Lieutenants Cohill and Pennell (John Agar and Harry Carey Jr.), get an eyeful of the major's distracting niece, Olivia (Joanne Dru), and nearly kill each other trying to attract her attention. Brittles then gets word from a scout, Sergeant Tyree (Ben Johnson), that a group of Arapaho Indian warriors is heading straight toward Sudros Wells. Wayne is at his best in his sensitive portrayal of an older man reluctantly stepping away from the only life he's known. Despite the constant skirmishing of Ford and cinematographer Winston Hoch, the cameraman won an Oscar for his work on the film and would go on to shoot the director's THE QUIET MAN and THE SEARCHERS.
As an army captain who's just one campaign away from retirement readies his troops for battle against an Indian tribe, his soldiers become involved in a series of more personal confrontations--especially when a lovely lady visits the fort, capturing the attention of more than one man.
- The Turner videocassette is part of the "RKO Collection."
- Color by Technicolor.