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Rio Grande

John Ford's Most Powerful Drama. The Breathtaking Saga of the United States Cavalry! The third installment of John Ford's trilogy...
Rio Grande
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DVD Features:

  • Rated: Not Rated
  • Run Time: 1 hours, 45 minutes
  • Video: Black & White
  • Released: August 7, 2012
  • Originally Released: 1950
  • Label: Olive Films
  • Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
  • Note: The Making of Rio Grande hosted by Leonard Maltin
    • Includes Interviews with Michael Wayne, Ben Johnson, Harry Carey Jr.
    • Theatrical Trailer
  • Audio:
    • Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo - English

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Entertainment Reviews:

Fresh75%

TOMATOMETER
Total Count: 12

Upright71%

AUDIENCE SCORE
User Ratings: 8,749
[R]eflective and leisurely...
Uncut
Dec 1, 2004
Rating: B -- A minor but enjoyable John Ford and John Wayne collaboration. Full Review
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
Jul 20, 2005
Rating: 2/5 -- a cookie-cutter, spit-'em-out, assembly-line product
Filmcritic.com
Oct 19, 2002
Rating: B -- In this Ford's Western, part of a trilogy that also includes She Wore a Yellow Ribbon, Wayne gets to play the tough biological and sociological father of his recruits, which include his son. Full Review
EmanuelLevy.Com
Aug 9, 2006
...The film makes superb use of its rugged locations...
Sight and Sound
Sep 1, 2001
I like it better than the problematic Fort Apache; it's far simpler and more effective. Full Review
Combustible Celluloid
Jan 4, 2008

Product Description:

In RIO GRANDE, the last part of John Ford's classic Cavalry Trilogy, John Wayne stars as Kirby York, a colonel at an army outpost along the U.S.-Mexico border where the Apache are always a problem. When his son, Jeff (Claude Jarman Jr.), whom he hasn't seen in more than a decade, arrives at the fort after flunking out of West Point, Yorke treats him coldly, warning the young man not to expect preferential treatment, which Jeff assures him he doesn't want. Yorke's ex-wife, Kathleen (Maureen O'Hara), appears, intending to persuade Jeff to leave the army. Yorke refuses to do the necessary paperwork to release his son, a decision seconded by Jeff, who has begun to adapt to army life--and before Kathleen can regroup for another attempt, the fort is attacked by the Apache. The making of RIO GRANDE was mandated by producer Herbert Yates, who would agree to finance the director's THE QUIET MAN only if Ford first made a Western, as insurance, with that film's proposed leading actors. Ford continues the series' realistic depiction of the rigors of life on a cavalry post in the late-19th-century Southwest, and members of the director's stock company--most notably Victor McLaglen, Harry Carey Jr., and Ben Johnson--acquit themselves admirably.

Plot Synopsis:

Cavalry officer Kirby Yorke is hurrying to put down an Indian uprising when his son arrives as a new recruit--with Yorke's ex-wife right behind.

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Production Notes:

  • 45th Anniversary Edition is digitally mastered from the original film negative and includes the original theatrical trailer.
  • Songs written by Stan Jones and Dale Evans. The eight tunes include: "I'll Take You Home Again, Kathleen", "My Gal Is Purple", "Yellow Stripes", "Footsore Cavalry".
  • Features the Sons of the Pioneers.

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  • UPC: 887090044905
  • Shipping Weight: 0.22/lbs (approx)
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