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Two Rode Together (1961)

Not Rated | | Western | 28 June 1961 (USA)
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A corrupt marshal is pressured by his army friend into negotiating the release of white captives of the Comanches, but finds that their reintegration into society has its consequences.

Director:

John Ford

Writers:

Frank S. Nugent (screenplay) (as Frank Nugent), Will Cook (novel)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
James Stewart ... Marshal Guthrie McCabe
Richard Widmark ... First Lt. Jim Gary
Shirley Jones ... Marty Purcell
Linda Cristal ... Elena de la Madriaga
Andy Devine ... Sgt. Darius P. Posey
John McIntire ... Maj. Frazer
Paul Birch ... Judge Edward Purcell
Willis Bouchey ... Mr. Harry J. Wringle
Henry Brandon ... Chief Quanah Parker
Harry Carey Jr. ... Ortho Clegg
Olive Carey ... Mrs. Abby Frazer
Ken Curtis ... Greeley Clegg
Chet Douglas Chet Douglas ... Deputy Ward Corby
Annelle Hayes ... Belle Aragon
David Kent ... Running Wolf
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The US Army is under pressure from the desperate relatives of white prisoners of the Comanches to secure their rescue. A cynical and corrupt marshal, Guthrie McCabe, is persuaded by an army lieutenant to assist in the negotiations with the Comanches; however, just two captives are released, and their reintegration into white society proves highly problematic. Written by David Levene <D.S.Levene@durham.ac.uk>

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This was the West as it really was! See more »

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Western

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Trivia

John Ford called this film, "the worst piece of crap I've made in twenty years." See more »

Goofs

In the last two minutes of the film, Elena, inside the stagecoach, opens a suitcase with a mirror in it that shows Guthrie sitting atop of the stagecoach rather than her reflection. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
[Jesus gives Marshal Guthrie a beer]
Marshal Guthrie McCabe: Thank you, Jesus.
Jesus: Senor, the widow Gomez has delivered a son this morning - a boy.
Marshal Guthrie McCabe: Bully for the widow Gomez!
Jesus: But senor, it has been more than a year ago since Senor Antonio Gomez has been buried in the church house.
Marshal Guthrie McCabe: Well, there are some men you just can't trust to stay where you put 'em.
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Soundtracks

Quintet in E
(uncredited)
Written by Luigi Boccherini
Played on the music box
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A good movie, but too sad for a western
19 April 2000 | by pzanardoSee all my reviews

"Two rode together" has a beautiful, poetic title, it shows the usual John Ford's art, it avails of Stewart's and Widmark's perfect acting, but it is too sad, too depressing to be really loved. There is no patent hate or war between whites and Indians, nevertheless there is no hope for anybody: to escape violence, to have back their beloved relatives, to overcome prejudice, even to find love. And to see Ford's supporting actors, we are so fond of, involved in a beastly lynch-law, this is really tough to bear; however, we respect the will of the artist. In all this sadness, let me remark a little delightful erotic touch. At the beginning of the movie they say that the pretty saloon-keeper is a tough girl, alleged to take a knife in her garter. At the end, to prevent an impending brawl, she quickly raises her skirt and draws the knife... after all it was true that she had a knife in her garter! With this little present the master John Ford improves a bit our mood.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Spanish

Release Date:

28 June 1961 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Rio Bavispe, Mexico See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound Recording)

Color:

Color (Eastman Color)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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