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Two Rode Together (1961)

Approved  |   |  Western  |  26 July 1961 (USA)
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The US Army is under pressure from the desperate relatives of white prisoners of the Comanches to secure their rescue. A cynical and corrupt marshal, Guthrie McCabe, is persuaded by an army... See full summary »

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First Lt. Jim Gary
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Marty Purcell
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Elena de la Madriaga
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Sgt. Darius P. Posey
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Maj. Frazer
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Judge Edward Purcell
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Mr. Harry J. Wringle
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Chief Quanah Parker
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Ortho Clegg
Olive Carey ...
Mrs. Abby Frazer
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Greeley Clegg
Chet Douglas ...
Deputy Ward Corby
Annelle Hayes ...
Belle Aragon
David Kent ...
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Storyline

The US Army is under pressure from the desperate relatives of white prisoners of the Comanches to secure their rescue. A cynical and corrupt marshal, Guthrie McCabe, is persuaded by an army lieutenant to assist in the negotiations with the Comanches. However, just two captives are released; and their reintegration into white society proves highly problematic. Written by David Levene <D.S.Levene@durham.ac.uk>

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26 July 1961 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Misión de dos valientes  »

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Trivia

The dialog in the scene where James Stewart and Richard Widmark sit by the river was largely improvised. See more »

Goofs

About 1:16 into the film, when the townspeople are discussing the fate of the boy rescued from the Commanches; Willis Bouchey, John Qualen and Paul Birch turn and walk out, passing Shirley Jones and those remaining in the room. Qualen and Richard Widmark then have a brief shot at the doorway and Qualen exits. The next shot shows the group, including Qualen, again walking past Jones and the others on their way to the door. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
[Jesus gives Marshal Guthrie a beer]
Marshal Guthrie McCabe: Thank you, Jesus.
Jesus: Senor, the widow Gomez has delivered a son this morning - a boy.
Marshal Guthrie McCabe: Bully for the widow Gomez!
Jesus: But senor, it has been more than a year ago since Senor Antonio Gomez has been buried in the church house.
Marshal Guthrie McCabe: Well, there are some men you just can't trust to stay where you put 'em.
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The Blue Danube
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Written by Johann Strauß
Played at the officers' dance
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Poignant Character Study with raw emotions
17 April 2001 | by (Houston, TX) – See all my reviews

James Stewart plays an amoral whore-mongering marshal who is co-opted by the cavalry to find a group of settler children who had been taken captive and raised by the Commanches. Every supporting role is perfectly cast and the emotions strike deep to the core. Stewart is surprisingly comfortable playing an archly cynical contemptible mercenary with contempt for nearly everybody and everyone. Linda Cristal is excellent as the Mexican woman who was forced to be the Chief's wife for years. All aspects of captivity and dehumanization are carefully and sincerely explored here, and the twist ending is perfection itself. This is an overlooked classic.


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