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 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?
When Dude and Chance go into the saloon to find the man who killed Wheeler, we see the glass on the bar. There is only one. There is a shot from the killer's point of view in the loft. We can see most of the bar, including the glass that the killer's blood is dripping into. The killer would need to be nearly directly over the glass in order for his blood to drip into it. Given his vantage point and the position of the glass on the bar, this would be impossible. See more
John T. Chance
Joe, you're under arrest.
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