The sheriff of a small town in southwest Texas must keep custody of a murderer whose brother, a powerful rancher, is trying to help him escape. After a friend is killed trying to muster support for him, he and his deputies - a disgraced drunk and a cantankerous old cripple - must find a way to hold out against the rancher's hired guns until the marshal arrives. In the meantime, matters are complicated by the presence of a young gunslinger - and a mysterious beauty who just came in on the last stagecoach. Written by
JOHN WAYNE - DEAN MARTIN - RICKY NELSON -- WARNER BROS. BRING THEM TOGETHER IN HOWARD HAWKS' "RIO BRAVO" (original ad - all caps)
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Did You Know?
On May 8th 1958, just one week into shooting Ricky Nelson
celebrated his 18th birthday. As a gift, John Wayne
and Dean Martin
gave him a 300 lb. sack of steer manure, which they then threw Nelson into as a rite of passage. See more
When Chance goes into Feathers' room after learning she was standing guard outside his room all night, her hair is alternately frayed and neatly styled. See more
John T. Chance
Joe, you're under arrest.
Referenced in RoboCop: Prime Directives
Performed by Orquesta Cinerama See more