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Two Rode Together (1961)

 -  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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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Marshal Guthrie McCabe
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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
Paul Birch ...
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 ...
Running Wolf
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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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The West's most violent story... The West's most valiant hour! See more »

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26 July 1961 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Misión de dos valientes  »

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(RCA Sound Recording)

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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

John Ford later admitted he had only made the film for the money, and felt it was "still crap" even after he had brought in his favorite script writer Frank Nugent to rewrite it. 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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Referenced in Bad Education (2004) See more »

Soundtracks

Quintet in E
(uncredited)
Written by Luigi Boccherini
Played on the music box
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Distinctively nasty performance by Stewart
25 June 2001 | by (Boston, MA) – See all my reviews

Get ready to see an unexpected side of Jimmy Stewart. He is cynical, unethical, cowardly, and ruthless. Richard Widmark gets the thankless role of his by-the-book sidekick. Willis Bouchey, John Qualen, Shirley Jones, Woody Strode, and Ken Curtis are all excellent in unforgettable supporting roles. And, Linda Cristal nearly steals the film with a dynamic performance. This is a character study of the highest order.


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