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Rio Grande (1950) was a Romance - Western Film directed by John Ford and produced by John Ford and Merian C. Cooper.

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Review: Rio Grande (1950)

By 4 Star Film Fan on May 10, 2019 From 4 Star Films

Rio Grande is the final chapter in John Ford’s Cavalry Trilogy. It is less of a continuous narrative, held together instead through the maintaining of a similar spirit as well as analogous thematic elements and characters. Much of this must be attributed to Ford and Merian C. Cooper who produc... Read full article


A KISS IS JUST A KISS blogathon: Rio Grande (1950)

By Caftan Woman on Feb 13, 2016 From Caftan Woman

Lesley Gaspar of Second Sight Cinema is hosting a Valentine's Day treat for us all, the A Kiss is Just a Kiss blogathon devoted to our favourite film kisses. Click HERE for the contributions. John Ford's Rio Grande, released by Republic Pictures in 1950 was the first onscreen teaming of Maureen O... Read full article


Rio Grande (1950) ? with Maureen O?Hara and John Wayne

By Greg Orypeck on Dec 31, 2015 From Classic Film Freak

Share This! ?I?m very lucky.? I really had some wonderful movies.??? ??Maureen O?Hara Just which one movie to select to represent the career of Maureen O?Hara, who died October 24, 2015, age 95, is a conundrum?not that a single film is necessarily the ideal procedure; better, maybe, a sampling of so... Read full article


Rio Grande (1950, John Ford)

By Andrew Wickliffe on Aug 17, 2015 From The Stop Button

Rio Grande doesn’t have much going for it. The best performance is probably Ben Johnson, who isn’t even very good, he’s just not as bad as everyone else. Harry Carey Jr. and Victor McLaglen aren’t good, but they’re likable. Carey’s performance is just weak, while ... Read full article


Rio Grande (1950)

By 4 Star Film Fan on Jul 14, 2014 From 4 Star Films

The last installment of John Ford’s Calvary Trilogy. Not the best of him or Wayne for that matter but it is still a worthwhile film. First there is the tension in the paring between Wayne and Maureen O’Harra as they quarrel about what to do about their young son who is a member of Wayne&... Read full article


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Quotes from

[repeated line]
Trooper Daniel 'Sandy' Boone: Yo.


Lt. Col. Kirby York: Any liquor in this village?
Trooper Travis Tyree: Mucho tequila. They were slugging it down copious like when I left.
Lt. Col. Kirby York: Drums? Singing?
Trooper Travis Tyree: Yes, sir.
Lt. Col. Kirby York: Vengeance dance. They'll dance until dawn.


Lt. Col. Kirby York: At Chapultopec, my father, your grandfather, shot for cowardice the son of a United States senator


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John Ford recycled the stampeding of the pony herd sound effect from She Wore a Yellow Ribbon for the rescue charge.
Ben Johnson (Tyree) and Victor McLaglen (Quincannon) had the same character names in both this film and She Wore a Yellow Ribbon. The oddity is in "She Wore a Yellow Ribbon"--released before this one-- they were older soldiers with higher ranks than in this film.
The film was widely criticized for being too studio-bound and for having too many songs. However, Harry Carey Jr. defended the inclusion of songs as authentic, since cavalrymen did sing on a regular basis.
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