A small-town sheriff in the American West enlists the help of a cripple, a drunk, and a young gunfighter in his efforts to hold in jail the brother of the local bad guy. Written by
Bruce Stadfeld <email@example.com>
John Wayne The big guy with the battered hat... and Dean Martin the ragged woman-wrecked castoff called Dude... and Ricky Nelson The rockin' babyfaced gunfisted kid... And Time Was Running Out Through Bullet Holes At Howard Hawks' "Rio Bravo"
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Did You Know?
recalled that during filming all the actors found themselves starting to talk like John Wayne
. Wayne was not impressed by this. See more
When Stumpy, Dude, and Colorado are sitting around playing music and singing, on the second song (where Stumpy sings) in the second verse, Colorado sings "I wish I had an needle..." but he mouths the words "I wish I was a needle." See more
John T. Chance
Joe, you're under arrest.
References The Searchers
Music by Dimitri Tiomkin
Lyrics by Paul Francis Webster
Sung by Dean Martin
(uncredited) See more