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Rio Bravo (1959)

 -  Western  -  4 April 1959 (USA)
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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.

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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 scgary66

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Old Stumpy...no teeth...one leg...but all the rest was guts... See more »

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4 April 1959 (USA)  »

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Howard Hawks' Rio Bravo  »

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$5,750,000 (USA)
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Montgomery Clift turned down the role of Dude, because he didn't want to work again with John Wayne and Walter Brennan. They had previously worked together in Red River (1948). See more »

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At the end of the film when Chance tosses Feathers' tights out the window and they're picked up by Stumpy, you notice that they're obviously elastic tights. Elastic didn't exist until well into the 20th century. See more »

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Rio Bravo
Music by Dimitri Tiomkin
Lyrics by Paul Francis Webster
Sung by Dean Martin (uncredited)
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Excellent, Character Led Western
20 September 2004 | by (Kent, England) – See all my reviews

I had to comment on this as the only other comment said it was too long and too dull. I recorded it for my father, who is a western fan, and watched it with him and my wife.

The movie has charismatic performances from Wayne and especially Walter Brennan as the old deputy. He made us laugh out loud several times. True it isn't all action, but more about characters. Ricky Nelson did okay, no Oscars here but a competent enough piece of acting as a young, brash cowboy.

Angie Dickinson plays the love interest and boy was she gorgeous in those days! OK so the Duke was cracking on a bit for the young and lovely Angie to fall in love with him, but there wasn't much else in the town to fancy and some women like older men!

Very enjoyable Western. I gave it 8/10.


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