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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Did You Know?
In an interview Walter Brennan
stated that for years after this film was released people who met him for the first time expected him to limp like Stumpy. He said he considered it a tribute to his acting since he had to constantly remember which leg to limp on. See more
When Dude comes back from parking Pat Wheeler's wagons, he tells Chance he's going to get a beer. Chance tells him there are some cold ones inside. When Dude is getting off his horse he says "Just as long as it's beer" yet his mouth never moves. See more
John T. Chance
Joe, you're under arrest.
Referenced in The Sopranos: Pie-o-My
Music and Lyrics by Unknown
Performed by Ricky Nelson
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