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. Written by
Bruce Stadfeld <firstname.lastname@example.org>
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?
Dude's nickname Borrachón is Spanish for "drunkard". In the Spanish dubbed version, the nickname was changed to Merluzón, meaning "big hake," so that Dude can explain the meaning of the nickname. See more
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.
Referenced in My Own Private Idaho
Music by Dimitri Tiomkin
Lyrics by Paul Francis Webster
Sung by Dean Martin
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