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Rio Grande (1950)

Approved  |   |  Romance, Western  |  15 November 1950 (USA)
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Rio Grande takes place after the Civil War when the Union turned their attention towards the Apaches. Union officer Kirby Yorke is in charge of an outpost on the Rio Grande in which he is ... See full summary »

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Rio Grande takes place after the Civil War when the Union turned their attention towards the Apaches. Union officer Kirby Yorke is in charge of an outpost on the Rio Grande in which he is in charge of training of new recruits one of which is his son whom he hasn't seen in 15 years. He whips him into shape to take on the Apaches but not before his mother shows up to take him out of there.The decision to leave is left up to Trooper Yorke who decides to stay and fight. Through it all Kirby and Kathleen though separated for years fall back into love and decide that it's time to give it another try. But Yorke faces his toughest battle when his unorthodox plan to outwit the elusive Apaches leads to possible court- martial. Locked in a bloody Indian war, he must fight to redeem his honor and save the love and lives of his broken family Written by Christopher D. Ryan <cryan@direct.ca>

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THE BREATHTAKING SAGA OF THE UNITED STATES CAVALRY! (original print ad - all caps) See more »

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Romance | Western

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15 November 1950 (USA)  »

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John Ford and Merian C. Cooper's Rio Grande  »

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$1,214,899 (estimated)
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Trivia

Ben Johnson (Tyree) and Victor McLaglen (Quincannon) had the same character names in both this film and She Wore a Yellow Ribbon (1949). The oddity is in "She Wore a Yellow Ribbon"--released before this one-- Johnson was an older Sergeant (who had also formerly been a Confederate Captain) and McLaglen was also older, but with a lower rank (First Sergeant instead of Sergeant Major). See more »

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After hearing his son's name in the new arrivals' role call, Col. Yorke comes out to speak to the troops. When he does, he puts his hat on twice. See more »

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[Lt. Col. York lectures new recruits]
Lt. Col. Kirby York: I don't want you men to be fooled about what's coming up for you. Torture, at least that. The War Department promised me 180 men. They sent me eighteen. You are the eighteen... so each of you will have to do the work of ten men. If you fail, I'll have you spread-eagled on a wagon wheel. If you desert, you'll be found, tracked down and broken into bits. That is all.
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Footsore Cavalry
Words and Music Stan Jones
Performed by the Sons of the Pioneers (uncredited)
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A very classic Western
6 April 2003 | by (USA) – See all my reviews

One of the best Westerns of all time. One is rivited to the TV screen from the moment this fine film starts till its finished.

You have many memorable characters in this movie--like Sgt Maj Quincannon (Victor McLaglen) Tyree (Ben Johnson) etc.

Everything is classic about this film. The Colonels own son enlisting in the US Cavalry, the soldiers fight scenes, the Indians capturing a wagon-load of children, Tyree being charged for murder of a Yankee Cavalryman--escaping w/ some help from SgtMaj Quincannon, to the finale fight at a chapel in an Indian held town.

Favorite line: "You'll Get Busted for this Quincannon!!!"


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