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Director:
Writers:
Burton Wohl (screenplay) and
Leigh Brackett (screenplay) ...
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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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(23 articles)
User Reviews:
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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 ... Bitey

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 ... (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)
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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)
 
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 .... director: titles
Don Record .... title designer
Marshall J. Wolins .... script supervisor
'Chema' Hernandez .... head wrangler (uncredited)
 
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Runtime:
114 min
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Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
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Certification:
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:PG | USA:G | West Germany:16 (f) | West Germany:12 (f) (new rating)

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Trivia:
Robert Mitchum turned down a role in the movie.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: In the saloon, the cork in whiskey bottle disappears and reappears between shots.See more »
Quotes:
Cord McNally:Whitey's *dead*.
Phillips:[delighted] *That's* the best news I heared all *year*! Who killed 'im?
Cord McNally:[referring to Shasta] *She* did!
Phillips:[amazed] Well, I'll be a suck-egg mule-! Legs like *that*, and she can *shoot*, too!
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Movie Connections:
Featured in Plimpton! Shoot-Out at Rio Lobo (1970) (TV)See more »

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2 out of 2 people found the following review useful.
It's Like Two Different Films, 6 February 2011
Author: Lechuguilla from Dallas, Texas

The basic problem with "Rio Lobo" is the script. It's dreadful. Set during the Civil War, the plot begins with a Confederate Rebel train robbery of a Union gold shipment. This twenty minute sequence is a long, tedious, drawn-out affair. Then, the plot shifts to a different focus, as character motivations make a dramatic U-turn, and we move from a Civil War setting to a Western setting.

Except for Cord McNally (John Wayne), Pierre Cordona (Jorge Rivero), and Tuscarora (Chris Mitchum), characters in the last third of the film bear no relation to characters in the first third of the film. Indeed, the entire plot seems put together with loose strands that barely connect.

Once we get to the Western town of Rio Lobo, at least the daytime visuals look good, with convincing production design and costumes, even if the reason we're here is unclear and confusing. Yet, though the daytime images look fine, nighttime scenes look fake owing to the use of camera filters.

Casting is dubious. John Wayne looks too old for the role he plays. Rivero and Mitchum seem too inexperienced. Acting trends below average; I'm not sure any of the actors took their roles seriously. Given McNally's motivation, Wayne plays the role too sweetly and amiably, hardly the tough and intense character we would expect.

The best that can be said for "Rio Lobo" is that some of the daytime camera shots are quite pleasing, in that they convey images that romanticize the Old West. Apart from that, the production is far from ideal. But the most serious weakness is a script that needed a complete rewrite.

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