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Director:
Writers:
Burton Wohl (screenplay) and
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Release Date:
18 December 1970 (USA) See more »
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Tagline:
Give 'Em Hell, John.
Plot:
After the Civil War, Cord McNally searches for the traitor whose perfidy caused the defeat of McNally's unit and the loss of a close friend. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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User Reviews:
Howard Hawks loved this movie See more (57 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

John Wayne ... Col. Cord McNally

Jorge Rivero ... Capt. Pierre Cordona

Jennifer O'Neill ... Shasta Delaney

Jack Elam ... Phillips

Christopher Mitchum ... Sgt. Tuscarora Phillips

Victor French ... Ketcham

Susana Dosamantes ... María Carmen

Sherry Lansing ... Amelita

David Huddleston ... Dr. Jones

Mike Henry ... Sheriff Tom Hendricks

Bill Williams ... Sheriff Pat Cronin

Jim Davis ... Riley

Dean Smith ... Bide

Robert Donner ... Whitey Carter

George Plimpton ... 4th Gunman

Edward Faulkner ... Lt. Harris

Peter Jason ... Lt. Forsythe

Chuck Courtney ... Chuck
Robert Rothwell ... 3rd Gunman
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Don 'Red' Barry ... Feeny - Bartender (uncredited)
Harold Cops ... (uncredited)
Stanley Corson ... (uncredited)

Sondra Currie ... Blackthorne Prostitute (uncredited)
José Ángel Espinosa 'Ferrusquilla' ... (uncredited)
Chuck Hayward ... (uncredited)
Conrad Hool ... Bart (uncredited)
Lance Hool ... Picket (uncredited)
John Hudkins ... Rio Lobo Deputy (uncredited)
Michael Jeffers ... Barfly in Blackthorne (uncredited)
Frank Kennedy ... (uncredited)
Richard LaMarr ... Man in Army Post Saloon (uncredited)
Charlie Longfoot ... (uncredited)
John McKee ... Rio Lobo Deputy (uncredited)
Boyd 'Red' Morgan ... Train Engineer (uncredited)

William H. O'Brien ... Man in Army Post Saloon (uncredited)

Gregg Palmer ... Pete - Henchman (uncredited)
Jim Prejean ... (uncredited)
Rudy Robbins ... Man (uncredited)
Chuck Roberson ... Corporal in Baggage Car (uncredited)
Danny Sands ... Man Delivering Message to Jail (uncredited)
Cap Somers ... Card Player (uncredited)
Anthony Sparrow Hawk ... (uncredited)

Bob Steele ... Rio Lobo Deputy (uncredited)
Tommy Tedesco ... Guitar Player in Opening Credits (uncredited)

Ethan Wayne ... (uncredited)

Hank Worden ... Hank - Hotel Clerk (uncredited)

Directed by
Howard Hawks 
 
Writing credits
Burton Wohl (screenplay) and
Leigh Brackett (screenplay)

Burton Wohl (story)

Produced by
Howard Hawks .... producer
Paul Helmick .... associate producer (as Paul A. Helmick)
 
Original Music by
Jerry Goldsmith 
 
Cinematography by
William H. Clothier (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
John Woodcock 
 
Casting by
Hoyt Bowers 
 
Production Design by
Robert Emmet Smith  (as Robert E. Smith)
 
Set Decoration by
William Kiernan  (as William R. Kiernan)
 
Costume Design by
Leah Rhodes 
 
Makeup Department
Jean Austin .... hair stylist
Monty Westmore .... makeup artist
Dave Grayson .... makeup artist (uncredited)
 
Production Management
Robert M. Beche .... unit production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Yakima Canutt .... second unit director
Mike Moder .... assistant director
 
Art Department
Ray Mercer Jr. .... property master (as Ray F. Mercer Jr.)
Lloyd R. Apperson .... construction foreman (uncredited)
Craig Binkley .... assistant property master (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
John R. Carter .... sound (as John Carter)
Jack A. Finlay .... supervising sound editor (as Jack Finlay)
 
Special Effects by
A.D. Flowers .... special effects
Cliff Wenger .... special effects (as Clifford P. Wenger)
 
Stunts
Joe Canutt .... stunts (uncredited)
Tap Canutt .... stunts (uncredited)
Chuck Courtney .... stunts (uncredited)
Tony Epper .... stunts (uncredited)
Jerry Gatlin .... stunts (uncredited)
Chuck Hayward .... stunts (uncredited)
Ace Hudkins .... stunts (uncredited)
John Hudkins .... stunts (uncredited)
Terry Leonard .... stunts (uncredited)
John McKee .... stunts (uncredited)
Boyd 'Red' Morgan .... stunts (uncredited)
Hal Needham .... stunts (uncredited)
Rudy Robbins .... stunts (uncredited)
Chuck Roberson .... stunts (uncredited)
Danny Sands .... stunts (uncredited)
Dean Smith .... stunts (uncredited)
Neil Summers .... stunts (uncredited)
Jack Williams .... stunts (uncredited)
Rodd Wolff .... stunts (uncredited)
Richard Wright .... stunts (uncredited)
Jack N. Young .... stunts (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
William Dodds .... camera operator (as William J. Dodds)
Harry R. Jones .... key grip
James V. Vajana .... gaffer (as James V. Vaiana)
Richard Barth .... first assistant camera (uncredited)
Bill Johnson .... camera operator (uncredited)
Frank Redmond .... assistant camera (uncredited)
 
Casting Department
Frank Kennedy .... extras casting (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Patricia Norris .... costumer: women
Theodore R. Parvin .... costumer: men (as Ted Parvin)
Luster Bayless .... wardrobe (uncredited)
Joan Joseff .... costume jeweller (uncredited)
 
Location Management
Dennis L. Judd II .... location coordinator
 
Music Department
Gene Feldman .... supervising music editor
Arthur Morton .... orchestrator (uncredited)
Tommy Tedesco .... musician: guitar solo (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Don Record .... title designer
Don Record .... title director
Marshall J. Wolins .... script supervisor
'Chema' Hernandez .... head wrangler (uncredited)
 
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Runtime:
114 min
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Color:
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
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Certification:
Australia:NRC | Australia:A (original rating) | Australia:M (re-rating) (1984) | Canada:PG (Manitoba/Ontario) | Canada:G (Nova Scotia/Quebec) | Finland:K-16 | Germany:12 (DVD rating) | Iceland:12 | Netherlands:14 (orginal rating) | Norway:16 | Singapore:PG | Sweden:15 | UK:U (passed with cuts) | UK:PG (video rating) (1990) (2001) (2003) (2011) | USA:G (MPAA rating: certificate #22659) | West Germany:16 (f) | West Germany:12 (f) (new rating)
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Trivia:
During a break in filming John Wayne collected his Best Actor Oscar for True Grit (1969) from Barbra Streisand at The 42nd Annual Academy Awards (1970) (TV). When he returned, every member of the cast was wearing an eye patch - including his horse.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: Commonly thought as a mistake, (that Ketchum's pants don't show any scorch marks from the fire), Ketchum is shown buckling his belt on a different color pair of pants just as they get ready to leave.See more »
Quotes:
Shasta:[after McNaly slugs a bad guy from behind] Well you certainly *took* long enough! I was running out of things to *say*!
Cord McNally:*That*, I *can't* believe!
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Movie Connections:
Featured in Plimpton! Shoot-Out at Rio Lobo (1970) (TV)See more »

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28 out of 39 people found the following review useful.
Howard Hawks loved this movie, 2 August 2004
Author: bkoganbing from Buffalo, New York

This has to be unique in the history of Hollywood. Leading director and screen legend Howard Hawks loved this film so much that they made three variations of the same movie. By the time Rio Lobo was made, the theme was getting a bit thin, but it's still grand entertainment.

The first part of the film is set during the Civil War with John Wayne pursuing Confederates who are stealing army payrolls. He does catch up with them and the Civil War ends. He befriends his erstwhile enemies and asks for their help in locating the informer who was giving them information.

That all sets the scene for the third variant of Rio Bravo/El Dorado theme. Playing the old codger part is Jack Elam who by now had quit being a screen menace and was doing comedy and doing it well. The two younger sidekicks are the former Confederate enemies, Jorge Rivero and Chris Mitchum.

Rio Lobo had the presence of two stars of the Mexican cinema, Jorge Rivero and Susana Dosamantes. Dosamantes played Mitchum's girlfriend and Jennifer O'Neill played the Angie Dickinson part although Wayne was now deciding he was too old for the romance. She pairs off with Rivero.

In a small bit part is Sherry Lansing who left acting soon after Rio Lobo and really hit the big time, going into the production end of the movie business and becoming head of first 20th Century Fox and later CEO of Paramount.

The two principal villains are Victor French who played the neighbor on Little House On The Prarie and Mike Henry who was one of several screen Tarzans.

It's a good John Wayne western and that takes in a whole lot of territory pilgrim.

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