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Director:
Writers:
James Edward Grant (screenplay)
Louis L'Amour (story)
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Release Date:
5 April 1954 (UK) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
...They called him 'HONDO' See more »
Plot:
Army despatch rider Hondo Lane discovers a woman and her son living in the midst of warring Apaches, and he becomes their protector. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
Awards:
Nominated for 2 Oscars. See more »
NewsDesk:
(21 articles)
Western Director Andrew V. McLaglen Dies at 94
 (From Variety - TV News. 3 September 2014, 10:33 AM, PDT)

Western Director Andrew V. McLaglen Dies at 94
 (From Variety - Film News. 3 September 2014, 10:33 AM, PDT)

Lone Star Cinema: The Trip to Bountiful
 (From Slackerwood. 13 May 2014, 12:00 PM, PDT)

User Reviews:
Good John Wayne Western. See more (65 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

John Wayne ... Hondo Lane

Geraldine Page ... Angie Lowe

Ward Bond ... Buffalo Baker

Michael Pate ... Vittorio - Chiricahua Apache Chief

James Arness ... Lennie - Army Indian Scout
Rodolfo Acosta ... Silva
Leo Gordon ... Ed Lowe
Tom Irish ... Lt. McKay

Lee Aaker ... Johnny Lowe

Paul Fix ... Maj. Sherry
Rayford Barnes ... Pete - Card Player in Saloon
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Frank McGrath ... Lowe's Partner (uncredited)
Morry Ogden ... Horse Rider - Opening Scene (uncredited)
Chuck Roberson ... Otawanga / Cavalry Sergeant Killed in Indian Attack (uncredited)
Sam ... Hondo's dog (uncredited)

Directed by
John Farrow 
 
Writing credits
James Edward Grant (screenplay)

Louis L'Amour (story)

Produced by
Robert Fellows .... producer
John Wayne .... producer (uncredited)
 
Original Music by
Hugo Friedhofer 
Emil Newman 
 
Cinematography by
Robert Burks (photography)
Archie Stout (photography)
 
Film Editing by
Ralph Dawson 
 
Art Direction by
Alfred Ybarra 
 
Makeup Department
Web Overlander .... makeup artist
 
Production Management
Nate H. Edwards .... production manager
Andrew V. McLaglen .... unit production manager (as Andrew McLaglen)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Nathan Barragar .... assistant director (as Nate Barragar)
John Ford .... second unit director (uncredited)
Cliff Lyons .... second unit director (uncredited)
 
Art Department
Joe LaBella .... propertyman (as Joseph La Bella)
 
Sound Department
Nicolás de la Rosa .... sound dialogue recording
Nicolás de la Rosa .... sound (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
Al Gonzales .... special effects (as Al Gonzalez)
 
Stunts
X Brands .... stunts (uncredited)
Chuck Hayward .... stunt double: John Wayne (uncredited)
Fred Kennedy .... stunts (uncredited)
Fred Krone .... stunts (uncredited)
Cliff Lyons .... stunts (uncredited)
Frank McGrath .... stunts (uncredited)
Chuck Roberson .... stunts (uncredited)
Bob Rose .... stunts (uncredited)
Bobby Somers .... stunts (uncredited)
Terry Wilson .... stunts (uncredited)
Jack N. Young .... stunts (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Don Christie .... stills
Leonard J. South .... camera operator (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Carl Walker .... wardrobe
 
Music Department
Emil Newman .... musical director (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Sam Freedle .... script supervisor
Philip Kieffer .... technical advisor (as Major Philip Kieffer)
'Chema' Hernandez .... head wrangler: Mexico (uncredited)
Rudd Weatherwax .... dog trainer (uncredited)
 
Crew believed to be complete


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MPAA:
Rated PG for western violence
Runtime:
83 min
Country:
Color:
Color (WarnerColor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (RCA Sound System)
Certification:
Australia:M | Finland:K-16 | Germany:12 (DVD rating) | Netherlands:14 (original rating) (1954) | Norway:16 | Sweden:15 | UK:PG | UK:U (passed with cuts) | USA:PG | USA:Approved (PCA #16575) | West Germany:12 (nf)

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Trivia:
Vittorio was based loosely on the real-life Apache chief Victorio.See more »
Goofs:
Miscellaneous: The brim on Hondo's hat changes how it is bent, up or down, from one shot to the next.See more »
Quotes:
Hondo Lane:How is he?
Buffalo Baker:He'll make out. Don't know much. Led us into an ambush. But I ain't ashamed of him nohow. Bullet holes are in the front of him.
Hondo Lane:All those youngsters from the Point are like that.
Buffalo Baker:Well, they gotta learn.
Hondo Lane:Partly they learn, partly they die. But I gotta float my stick same as you, I never saw one of 'em I had to be ashamed of.
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2 out of 2 people found the following review useful.
Good John Wayne Western., 7 October 2013
Author: AaronCapenBanner from North America

John Farrow directs this western story that stars John Wayne as Hondo Lane, a dispatch rider for the cavalry who encounters a woman named Angie Lowe(played by Geraldine Page) and her son, whom he feels compelled to protect, since they are surrounded by Apache forces. Angie claims that, while her husband is away, they have a truce with the Apache chief, so don't feel threatened. Later on, Hondo is forced to kill a man in self defense who turns out to be Angie's husband! Before he can tell her, he is captured by the Apaches, but rescued by Angie, who informs the chief that Hondo is her missing husband. This of course puts Hondo in a quandary...

Exciting and beautifully photographed film has a good cast and story, which is not as much of a soap opera as my summary may indicate! (Though those elements are present.)

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