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
The fought back to back...No quarter given...No quarter asked...No way in...No way out...of Rio Bravo
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always wanted someone who would connect with teenagers to play Colorado. Reportedly, his first choice was Elvis Presley
, who was enthusiastic about the opportunity. Unfortunately, Presley's manager, Col. Tom Parker, wanted too much money and top billing. Neither Hawks nor Wayne would have any of it, so the search continued. Presley joined the US army in March 1958, two months before filming began. See more
When Wheeler first gets to town and is talking to Chance about everybody stopping him, Chance's right hand is alternately holding his rifle, or resting up on the Pommel of Wheeler's saddle. It changes a few times during the scene. See more
John T. Chance
Joe, you're under arrest.
My Rifle, My Pony, and Me
Music by Dimitri Tiomkin
Lyrics by Paul Francis Webster
Performed by Dean Martin
and Ricky Nelson
(uncredited) See more