Sheriff John T. Chance has his hands full after arresting Joe Burdette for murder. He knows that Burdette's brother Nathan, a powerful rancher, will go to any lengths to get him out of jail. Chance's good friend Pat Wheeler offers to help but within 20 minutes of making the offer is gunned down in the street, shot in the back. That leaves his elderly deputy Stumpy, the town drunk Dude - once a deputy and a pretty good shot when he was sober - and a young hand, Colorado, who used to work for Wheeler. Nathan Burdette meanwhile has a couple of dozen men at his disposal. Chance does his best to prepare all the while romancing a pretty gamblers who goes by the name of Feathers. Written by
JOHN WAYNE - DEAN MARTIN - RICKY NELSON -- WARNER BROS. BRING THEM TOGETHER IN HOWARD HAWKS' "RIO BRAVO" (original ad - all caps)
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When Feathers has finished shaving Dude, he is left with a narrow patch of shaving cream under his nose. Then, when he gets up, the patch of shaving cream is about twice as thick. See more
John T. Chance
Joe, you're under arrest.
Referenced in Romancing the Stone
Music by Dimitri Tiomkin
Lyrics by Paul Francis Webster
Sung by Dean Martin
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