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" 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 ravo"
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Did You Know?
has said that before he enters into a relationship with a girl, he always shows her 'Rio Bravo' and if she doesn't like it, there is no relationship. See more
Burdette sets the time for the exchange of Dude and Joe at a half-hour after sunrise; but when the three leave the jail, the shadows are nearly vertical. See more
John T. Chance
Joe, you're under arrest.
Referenced in Get Shorty
Music and Lyrics by Unknown
Performed by Ricky Nelson
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