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Two Rode Together (1961)

Approved | | Western | 26 July 1961 (USA)
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A corrupt marshal is pressured by his army friend into negotiating the release of white captives of the Comanches, but finds that their reintegration into society has its consequences.

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Marty Purcell
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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
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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 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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TOGETHER...THEY RODE INTO A THOUSAND DANGERS! (original print ad - all caps) See more »

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Misión de dos valientes  »

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John Wayne was considered for the role of Marshal Guthrie McCabe, but he was unavailable. See more »

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When Marty gets up from getting water at the creek, the knees of her trousers are wet; however, they are dry in the next shot as she and Jim walk back to camp. See more »

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[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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Written by Luigi Boccherini
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Poignant Character Study with raw emotions
17 April 2001 | by 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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