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?
' instructions to Dean Martin
who showed up in an almost comical cowboy outfit on the first day of shooting, were not to play a cowboy but just play a drunk. See more
Dude is attacked by four men and has his head and shoulders pushed into a horse trough. Just before he is grabbed he is leaning over the trough and his shoulders and upper sleeves are damp from a previous take. See more
John T. Chance
Joe, you're under arrest.
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Music and Lyrics by Unknown
Performed by Ricky Nelson
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