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Rio Grande (1950)

Approved | | Romance, Western | 15 November 1950 (USA)
A cavalry officer posted on the Rio Grande must deal with murderous raiding Apaches, his son who's a risk-taking recruit and his wife from whom he has been separated for many years.

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Dr. Wilkins (regimental surgeon)
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Regimental Musicians (as Sons Of The Pioneers)
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Capt. Prescott
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Margaret Mary
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Lieutenant
Stan Jones ...
Sergeant
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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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John Ford's Greatest Romantic Triumph! See more »

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Romance | Western

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15 November 1950 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

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

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Budget:

$1,214,899 (estimated)
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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Set in the summer of 1879. See more »

Goofs

Towards the beginning of the movie, when they are at the fort identifying the different "bands" of the dead Apaches lined up on the ground, several of them can be seen still breathing. See more »

Quotes

Trooper Travis Tyree: Hey, Mister... what time do they blow the horn around here for people t' eat?
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Referenced in Star Trek: Deep Space Nine: Sons and Daughters (1997) See more »

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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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