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Release Date:
18 December 1970 (USA) See more »
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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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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 ... Lon (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)
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)
 
Music Department
Gene Feldman .... supervising music editor
Arthur Morton .... orchestrator (uncredited)
Tommy Tedesco .... musician: guitar solo (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Dennis L. Judd II .... location coordinator
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 (Technicolor)
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Australia:M | 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:
Final film of Howard Hawks.See more »
Goofs:
Crew or equipment visible: When the three first enter Rio Lobo at night and ride across the street to put their horses in the corral, the silhouette of a crew member is seen in front of the lighted window.See more »
Quotes:
[Shasta wakes up in Cordona's bed after fainting]
Shasta:What am I doing here?
Cord McNally:Well, you fainted after you shot Whitey, so we put you to bed.
Shasta:Wait a minute! Where are my clothes? Which one of you took my clothes?
Cordona:I did.
Shasta:Why?
Cordona:Well, we flipped a coin and I won!
Shasta:Where are your pants.
Cordona:You're sleeping on them.
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Referenced in "Daria: Camp Fear (#5.4)" (2001)See more »

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3 out of 4 people found the following review useful.
Don't say comfortable eh?, 14 September 2010
Author: Spikeopath from United Kingdom

Out of Paramount Pictures, Rio Lobo is directed and produced by Howard Hawks (the last film he would direct) and stars John Wayne, Jorge Rivero, Jeniffer O'Neill, Jack Elam & Christopher Mitchum. It's written by Leigh Brackett & Burton Wohl, musically scored by Jerry Goldsmith and photographed by William H. Clothier on location at Cuernavaca, Mexico & Tuscon, Arizona. It's the third film in a loose trilogy by Hawks & Wayne that follows Rio Bravo (1959) & El Dorado (1966). Plot follows Wayne as Union officer Cord McNally who loses gold shipments (via the railway) to Confederate guerrillas led by Pierre Cordona (Rivero) & Tuscarora Phillips (Mitchum). It's the start of a relationship that will see all parties end up in Rio Lobo, Texas, where a traitor and a despotic sheriff are in their midst.

Rio Lobo is easily the weakest Western that Hawks made with Duke Wayne. He himself would say that he didn't like the film, felt it wasn't any good, while Wayne himself was quoted as saying that he had already made the film twice before. Almost everything about Rio Lobo is tired, from the formula of the story to Wayne sleepwalking thru a role that held no challenge, it's a poor send off for one of America's finest directors. The script is solid enough, with many Hawksian themes evident; and it's nice to see the three lady characters be important to the story, but the cast put around Wayne are poor and out of their depth and this rubs off on the normally professional Wayne who finds he has nothing to act off of.

It's not a total stinker, tho, certainly Clothier's photography and Goldsmith's score are worthy of investing time with, and the lead off sequence involving the train robbery is well put together and stirs the adrenalin. Sadly the film is never able to reach those heights again, with the ending being a rather tame affair that doesn't do justice to the bitter revenge tone that Hawks has steered the film towards. Of the sub-standard support cast there's only Jack Elam who is worth watching, be it for comedy value or for just giving it some gusto. All told the film just about comes out as watchable Sunday afternoon fodder. A running theme in the film sees fun poked at the ageing Wayne's expense, one of which involves the word comfortable. That is an apt word to use for Rio Lobo, because director and star are in the comfort zone, comfortably making an unchallenging and old hat movie. 5/10

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