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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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Wayne helped by a motley group taking on a corrupt baron land and a villainous marshal See more (49 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 ... 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)

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 .... director: titles
Don Record .... title designer
Marshall J. Wolins .... script supervisor
'Chema' Hernandez .... head wrangler (uncredited)
 
Crew verified as complete


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Runtime:
114 min
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Color:
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:
John Wayne felt that Jack Elam had stolen several scenes from him in this movie, and therefore vetoed the casting of Elam as Grady in The Train Robbers (1973).See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: At the end, when Sheriff Hendricks is coming out of the barn using his rifle as a crutch, he lifts his rifle up, and the barrel is clear. In the following closeup, it is clogged, causing the barrel to explode when he fires it.See more »
Quotes:
Cord McNally:You got your town back.See more »
Movie Connections:
Featured in Plimpton! Shoot-Out at Rio Lobo (1970) (TV)See more »

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3 out of 4 people found the following review useful.
Wayne helped by a motley group taking on a corrupt baron land and a villainous marshal, 6 October 2011
Author: ma-cortes

Involving and fascinating Western with crisp action , masterfully directed by Howard Hawks , being a take-off based on ¨Rio Bravo¨ and ¨El Dorado¨ mold . After the Civil War, Union ex-Colonel Cord McNally (John Wayne ) searches for the traitor whose perfidy originated the defeat of his unit and the loss of a close friend (Edward Faulkner) . The Duke then out to settle some old scores . In addition to an ex-Confederate officer (Jorge Rivero ) and an ex-sergeant ( Chris Mitchum) with whom he forms an uneasy alliance . They go to a little town called Rio Lobo where rules an ominous marshal (Mike Henry) and a heinous baron land named Ketchan (Victor French) . But the Duke takes prisoner Ketchan and imprisons him into jail for being brought to justice . Then he takes on a blockade of gunfighters and the nasty sheriff is out to get his kill-crazy boss . Duke along with a shotgun-toting old loony (the scene-stealing Jack Elam) are besieged and only helped by the Mexican/French ex-captain and the hot-headed Sergeant Tuscarora .

Action western, snappy dialog , shoot-outs at regular intervals, and humor abounds in this magnificent film whose roles are splendidly portrayed . It packs larger-than-life characters, uproarious events and lively happenings. The Duke carries strong acting on his brawny shoulders and perfectly does. It's basically a lighthearted , upside B Western and being mainly lifted out by veteran Jack Elam 's wonderfully acting as a half-crazed sympathetic old man , whose finger itches demoniacally on the trigger every time he gets a nasty guy in his sights . And of course, top-drawer John Wayne , few stars could match his ability to dominate a scene . Delightful supporting cast formed by several youthful costars as Chris Mitchum , Robert's son who starred Rio Bravo ; a gorgeous Jennifer O'Neill , recent his hit in Summer of 42 ; Sherry Lansing's last movie as an actress who married William Fredkin and future Paramount studio head ; Susana Dosamontes who married a magnate and gave birth the singer Paulina Rubio . Glittering Technicolor cinematography by William H Clothier who adds much to the setting of this unique Western . Marvelous musical score by Jerry Goldsmith including emotive guitar playing . This overlong, too much-acclaimed and very gripping Western will appeal to John Wayne fans . Rating : Above average, essential and indispensable Western , a masterpiece horse opera whose reputation has improved over the years . The motion picture is well directed Howard Hawks supported by John Wayne , it's a nice Western made by these two giants . Hawks proved to be a Western expert as ¨Big sky¨, ¨The outlaw¨ and ¨Red River ¨.

Rating : Good and great fun , though over lengthy and displays a number of similarities to previous ¨Rio Bravo¨ , quintaessential Hawks Western at the peak of his powers , starred by Walter Brennan , Ricky Nelson , Angie Dickinson and ¨El Dorado¨ with James Caan , Edward Ashner and Arthur Hunnicut virtual retreat of the previous role played by Walter Brennan and again by Jack Elam in ¨Rio Lobo¨in this second reworking of Rio Bravo; and of course the great John Wayne who repeats in the excellent trilogy .

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