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She Wore a Yellow Ribbon (1949) was a Western - War Film directed by John Ford and produced by John Ford, Merian C. Cooper and Lowell J. Farrell.

Academy Awards 1949 --- Ceremony Number 22 (source: AMPAS)

Best CinematographyWinton HochWon

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Review: She Wore a Yellow Ribbon (1949)

By 4 Star Film Fan on May 5, 2019 From 4 Star Films

“Never apologize, it’s a sign of weakness.” ~ John Wayne as Nathan Brittles Instigated by one of the cataclysmic massacres of the West, Custer’s Last Stand, the word is sent by telegraph and pony express all across the country. Simultaneously, members of numerous tribes inclu... Read full article

She Wore a Yellow Ribbon

By Amanda Garrett on Dec 10, 2016 From Old Hollywood Films

Today, I'm reviewing the Western, She Wore a Yellow Ribbon (1949), starring John Wayne as a retiring cavalry officer. This article is part of The John Wayne Blogathon hosted by The Midnite Drive-In and Hamlette's Soliloquy. By 1949, John Wayne was one of old Hollywood's biggest moneymakers, bu... Read full article

Warner Archive: John Ford's She Wore a Yellow Ribbon (1949) on Blu-ray

By KC on Aug 31, 2016 From Classic Movies

I don't tend to gravitate towards westerns, but I'm always game for John Ford's take on the genre. In films like She Wore a Yellow Ribbon (1949), now available on Blu-ray from Warner Archive, he invests the grit and grime of the open country with a kind of poetry that gives the rough and tumble life... Read full article


By Dan Day Jr. on Jun 21, 2016 From The Hitless Wonder Movie Blog

The Warner Archive Collection has just released John Ford's SHE WORE A YELLOW RIBBON on Blu-ray. This is a film that I'm sure most movie buffs already own on DVD, or at least a film they have seen several times. For this Blu-ray Warners had a new interpositive made from three different negatives of ... Read full article

She Wore a Yellow Ribbon (1949)

By Beatrice on May 29, 2015 From Flickers in Time

She Wore a Yellow Ribbon Directed by John Ford Written by Frank S. Nugent and Laurence Stallings from a story by James Warner Bellah 1949/USA Argosy Pictures Repeat viewing/Netflix rental This lacks the gravitas of the two earlier entries in Ford’s Cavalry Trilogy – My Darling Cleme... Read full article

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The horse that Ben Johnson rode in this film was a famous movie horse used by many stars in many 40s and 50s movies. It was a big sorrel stallion called "Steel" and was owned by Ben Johnson's father in law "Fat Jones" who ran one of the most successful horse renting stables in Hollywood. The horse, which was known for being very quiet but flashy, was ridden by John Wayne in "Tall in the Saddle" and "The Conqueror", Gregory Peck in "Yellow Skies" and Clark Gable in "The Tall T". The horse made stars look like good riders and Fat Jones always insisted if "Steel" was used in movies, the company hired every other horse used in the movie from his stable, so "Steel" was worth a fortune to him. "Steel" had his own double and the horse that Ben Johnston rides in the galloping scenes was not "Steel" but a spectacular galloper called "Bingo". "Steel" was no movie prima donna however. Ben Johnston also rode him when he won his world champion calf roping title. Ben Johnston also rode both "Steel" and "Bingo" in "Wagonmaster".
"Lux Radio Theater" broadcast a 60 minute radio adaptation of the movie onMarch 12, 1951 with John Wayne reprising his film role.
When Sgt. Quincannon (Victor McLaglen) is addressing the troops and warning them to "watch them words," he asks who owns a dog, without receiving an answer. He concludes, "Nice dog! Irish setter!" The scene was improvised on the spot by director John Ford. The dog was an unnamed Navajo pet that had fallen asleep during the setup. Multiple takes were required because McLaglen kept blowing the line, calling the dog a "cocker spaniel."
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