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Rio Lobo (1970)

After the Civil War, Cord McNally searches for the traitor whose treachery caused the defeat of McNally's unit and the loss of a close friend.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Col. Cord McNally
... Capt. Pierre Cordona
... Shasta Delaney
... Phillips
... Sgt. Tuscarora Phillips
... Ketcham
... María Carmen
... Amelita
... Dr. Jones
... Sheriff Tom Hendricks
... Sheriff Pat Cronin
... Riley
... Bide
... Whitey Carter
... 4th Gunman
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Colonel Cord McNally, an ex-Union Officer teams up with a couple of ex-Confederate Rebels to search for the traitor who sold information to the South during the Civil War. Their quest brings them to the town of Rio Lobo, where they help recover this little Texas town from ruthless outlaws who are led by the traitor, for whom they were looking. Written by Christopher D. Ryan <cryan@direct.ca>

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Give 'Em Hell, John.


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$4,000,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$9,265,000
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Director John Ford was on-set some of the time during the filming of this movie. See more »

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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 »

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Amelita: Turn around Sherriff, I want you to see who kills you!
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References Hondo (1953) See more »

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A Bit Complicated, But Good
7 September 2015 | by See all my reviews

After the Civil War, Cord McNally (John Wayne) searches for the traitor whose perfidy caused the defeat of McNally's unit, a shipment of gold to be stolen, and the loss of a close friend.

I loved the beginning with the train robbery. Every part of it was executed perfectly, and the first ten minutes or so are probably the highlight of the film. And then the idea that the yanks and rebels could be friends was questionable but nice... and the shift from the war and the heist to tracking down a traitor, great. But it seemed to have a good deal of turns and subplots that were not quite necessary.

The worst was Jennifer O'Neill, who played Shasta. I would gladly give this film another star if it was not for her. Every line was delivered so poorly. I guess Howard Hawks feared John Wayne was too old for the role... I thought Wayne was great. It was O'Neill that was the weak link. She just has no acting ability to speak of.

Also, a special nod to Jack Elam, who was the comic relief. His wit and delivery (almost) make up for O'Neill, and on that count I have revised my 6 stars in 2015 to 7 stars in 2016 upon a second viewing. This may not be the best known Hawks-Wayne collaboration, but it certainly has its strong points.


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