She Wore a Yellow Ribbon

She Wore a Yellow Ribbon
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DVD Features:

  • 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 , , , &
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Directed by
Edited by
Screenplay by &
Composition by
Art Direction by
Story by
Produced by &
Director of Photography:

Major Awards:

Academy Awards 1949 - Best Cinematography: Winton C. Hoch

Entertainment Reviews:


Total Count: 21


User Ratings: 8,858
Rating: 6/10 -- The film boasts one of Ford's more uncommon storylines and some of his boldest uses of color cinematography.
The Young Folks
Dec 28, 2018
Classic Western with glorious color, great story telling and an anti-war point of view. Full Review
Classic Film and Television
Apr 1, 2013
A film of both elegiac sentiment and occasionally over-eloquent sentimentality. Full Review
Time Out
Feb 9, 2006
A western meller done in the best John Ford manner. Full Review
Nov 10, 2008
Rating: B -- 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. Full Review
Mar 4, 2011
Bulwarked with gay and spirited music and keyed to the colors of the plains, "She Wore a Yellow Ribbon" is a dilly of a cavalry picture. Yeehooooo! Full Review
New York Times
May 20, 2003
Rating: 2.5/4 -- A film more notable for its gorgeous cinematography than for its plot. Full Review
Cinema Sight
Aug 15, 2011

Product Description:

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.

Plot Synopsis:

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.


Production Notes:

  • The Turner videocassette is part of the "RKO Collection."
  • Color by Technicolor.

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  • Sales Rank: 660
  • UPC: 053939791525
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