After the Civil War, ex-Confederate soldiers heading for a new life in Mexico run into ex-Union cavalrymen selling horses to the Mexican government but they must join forces to fight off Mexican bandits and revolutionaries.
A small village in the Indian Nation that is run by a Minister Goodnight and his daughter Eula is overrun by a band of drunken thugs. They kill and rape the people of the village. Miss Goodnight then teams up with the ruthless Marshal Rooster J. Cogburn who goes after them and bring them to justice.Written by
Christopher D. Ryan <email@example.com>
John Wayne originally wanted Ingrid Bergman as his co-star. He then suggested the character should be made younger and Mary Tyler Moore should be cast, saying he feared audiences would not want to see a movie where both stars were elderly. See more »
When Rooster first meets Eula and Wolf, he refers to his pistol as a Navy Colt but it is clearly a Colt Single Action Army (Peacemaker). See more »
It's the law, Pecos! We want you for the robbery of the Katy Flyer, murder of the engineer. Now git your hands on top your heads...
You bastard! You - bastard!
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In my humble opinion, this is the best of the best John Wayne film. Although not a cowboy movie lover, I am an avid John Wayne fan, and I consider this his very best work.
The relationship between Rooster and Miss Eula has such chemistry you just can't take your eyes off the screen. Kate Hepburn looking into the eyes of John Wayne is absolutely magical and this is the way I will always remember them both.
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