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She Wore a Yellow Ribbon ()


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Captain Nathan Brittles, on the eve of retirement, takes out a last patrol to stop an impending massive Indian attack. Encumbered by women who must be evacuated, Brittles finds his mission... See more »

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Capt. Nathan Cutting Brittles
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Olivia Dandridge
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Lt. Flint Cohill
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Sgt. Tyree
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Second Lt. Ross Pennell
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Top Sgt. Quincannon
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Abby Allshard
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Maj. Mac Allshard
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Dr. O'Laughlin
Michael Dugan ...
Sgt. Hochbauer
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Chief Pony That Walks
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Sgt. Hench
George Sky Eagle ...
Chief Sky Eagle
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Cpl. Mike Quayne
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Chief Red Shirt
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Rudy Bowman ...
Pvt. John Smith - aka Rome Clay (uncredited)
Lee Bradley ...
Interpreter (uncredited)
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Gunrunner (uncredited)
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Connelly - Fort Stark Suttlers Barman (uncredited)
Ray Hyke ...
Trooper McCarthy (uncredited)
Billy Jones ...
Courier (uncredited)
Fred Kennedy ...
Badger (uncredited)
Fred Libby ...
Cpl. Krumrein (uncredited)
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Trooper Cliff (uncredited)
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Bugler / Indian (uncredited)
Evelyn Moriarty ...
Party Guest (uncredited)
Peter Ortiz ...
Gunrunner (uncredited)
Post Park ...
Officer (uncredited)
Jack Pennick ...
Sergeant Major (uncredited)
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Narrator (uncredited) (voice)
Mickey Simpson ...
Cpl. Wagner (uncredited)
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Officer (uncredited)
Don Summers ...
Jenkins (uncredited)
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Officer (uncredited)
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Trooper (uncredited)
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Karl Rynders (uncredited)

Directed by

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John Ford

Written by

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James Warner Bellah ... (story)
 
Frank S. Nugent ... (screenplay) (as Frank Nugent) and
Laurence Stallings ... (screenplay)
 
James Warner Bellah ... (short stories: "The Big Hunt" and "War Party") (uncredited)

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Lowell J. Farrell ... associate producer (as Lowell Farrell)
Merian C. Cooper ... executive producer (uncredited)
John Ford ... executive producer (uncredited)

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Richard Hageman ... (musical score)

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Winton C. Hoch ... director of photography (as Winton Hoch)

Film Editing by

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Jack Murray

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Barbara Ford ... assistant editor (uncredited)

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James Basevi

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Joseph Kish ... (as Joe Kish)

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Don L. Cash ... makeup artist (as Don Cash)
Anna Malin ... hairdresser

Production Management

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Lowell J. Farrell ... production manager (uncredited)

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Edward O'Fearna ... assistant director
Wingate Smith ... assistant director
Cliff Lyons ... second unit director (uncredited)

Art Department

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Jack Colconda ... properties (as Jack Golconda)

Sound Department

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D. Pat Kelley ... sound effects (as Patrick Kelley)
Clem Portman ... sound
Frank Webster ... sound

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Jack Caffee ... special effects
Daniel Hays ... special effects (uncredited)

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Jack Cosgrove ... special photographic effects (uncredited)

Stunts

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Roydon Clark ... stunts (uncredited)
Everett Creach ... stunts (uncredited)
Michael Dugan ... stunts (uncredited)
John Epper ... stunts (uncredited)
Fred Graham ... stunts (uncredited)
Chuck Hayward ... stunts (uncredited)
Bryan 'Slim' Hightower ... stunts (uncredited)
John Hudkins ... stunts (uncredited)
Billy Jones ... stunts (uncredited)
Fred Kennedy ... stunts (uncredited)
Cliff Lyons ... stunts (uncredited)
Frank McGrath ... stunts (uncredited)
Don Nagel ... stunts (uncredited)
Post Park ... stunts (uncredited)
Gil Perkins ... stunts (uncredited)
Bob Rose ... stunts (uncredited)
Norm Taylor ... stunt double: Indian (uncredited)
Terry Wilson ... stunts (uncredited)
Jack N. Young ... stunts (uncredited)

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Charles P. Boyle ... second unit photography (as Charles Boyle)
Harvey Gould ... camera operator
Robert Campbell ... gaffer (uncredited)
Tom Clement ... grip (uncredited)
Alexander Kahle ... still photographer (uncredited)
Archie Stout ... director of photography: second unit (uncredited)

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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D.R.O. Hatswell ... costume researcher
Michael Meyers ... wardrobe: men
Ann Peck ... wardrobe: women

Music Department

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C. Bakaleinikoff ... musical conductor
Lucien Cailliet ... musical arrangements / orchestrator (uncredited)
Jester Hairston ... choral director (uncredited)
Louis Kaufman ... musician: violin (uncredited)

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Merian C. Cooper ... presenter
John Ford ... presenter
Natalie Kalmus ... Technicolor color director
Philip Kieffer ... technical advisor (as Major Philip Kieffer U.S.A. Retd.)
Cliff Lyons ... technical advisor
Morgan Padelford ... associate Technicolor color director
Sid Davis ... stand-in: John Wayne (uncredited)
Élise Girard ... (uncredited) (press attache: France) (re-release 2007)
Barlow Simpson ... gun wrangler (uncredited)
Meta Stern ... script supervisor (uncredited)
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Plot Summary

After Custer and the 7th Cavalry are wiped out by Indians, everyone expects the worst. Capt. Nathan Brittles is ordered out on patrol but he's also required to take along Abby Allshard, wife of the Fort's commanding officer, and her niece, the pretty Olivia Dandridge, who are being evacuated for their own safety. Brittles is only a few days away from retirement and Olivia has caught the eye of two of the young officers in the Company, Lt. Flint Cohill and 2nd Lt. Ross Pennell. She's taken to wearing a yellow ribbon in her hair, a sign that she has a beau in the Cavalry, but refuses to say for whom she is wearing it. Written by garykmcd

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Taglines Wayne's greatest role as an Indian fighting Captain ! See more »
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Also Known As
  • Cavalry 2: She Wore a Yellow Ribbon (World-wide, English title)
  • La charge héroïque (France)
  • Der Teufelshauptmann (Germany)
  • La legión invencible (Spain)
  • Она носила желтую ленту (Soviet Union, Russian title)
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  • 104 min
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Budget $1,600,000 (estimated)

Did You Know?

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Trivia John Wayne, who was 41 when the film was made, won great acclaim for his convincing and moving portrayal of the 60-year-old Capt. Nathan Brittles. See more »
Goofs Despite the demise of the 'Pony Express' in 1861 and the completion of the telegraph in 1862, notification in many areas, even in 1876, still traveled by horse. The Custer column from Fort Lincoln did not string telegraph lines as it moved west to engage the 'hostile Indians'. After the 'massacre', the word was sent East, at least to Fort Lincoln, by courier on horseback. It took nearly two weeks for the word to reach the East Coast (General Sherman on July 4th). See more »
Movie Connections Featured in The Siege at Red River (1954). See more »
Soundtracks She Wore A Yellow Ribbon See more »
Quotes Captain Nathan Brittles: Never apologize. It's a sign of weakness.
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