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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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Capt. Prescott
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Margaret Mary
Alberto Morin ...
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Stan Jones ...
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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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15 November 1950 (USA)  »

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$1,214,899 (estimated)
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The film was criticized for being too studio-bound and for having too many songs. However, Harry Carey Jr. defended the inclusion of songs as authentic, since cavalrymen did sing on a regular basis. See more »

Goofs

You see Jeb racing to tell his father about the attack you see Tyre knock down an Indian with three behind him. But when it shows from behind the three Indians just them and Tyre and no Jeb. See more »

Quotes

Lt. Col. Kirby York: [Jeff holds his salute] What are you waiting for?
Trooper Jefferson 'Jeff' Yorke: Trooper Yorke expects his salute to be retuned, sir. Army regulations.
[Quincannon laughs]
Lt. Col. Kirby York: Quincannon!
[Col. Yorke rises, salutes]
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Referenced in John Ford et Monument Valley (2013) See more »

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Low Bridge (Fifteen Miles On the Erie Canal)
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Written by Thomas S. Allen
Performed by the Sons of the Pioneers
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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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