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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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On Olive Films Signature Blu-ray: Ford, Wayne, and O'Hara United for the First Time on Rio Grande (1950)

By KC on Dec 16, 2020 From Classic Movies

Rio Grande (1950) marks an interesting point in the careers of both director John Ford and star John Wayne. It was a time when the men were maturing into their later careers, where they would both try variations on their well-established images. It’s the last film of Ford’s loosely arran... Read full article


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


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Sgt. Maj. Timothy Quincannon: Did any of youse ever ride a horse?
Trooper Travis Tyree: Yeah, some.


[repeated line]
Officer: You'll get busted for this, Quincannon.


Trooper Travis Tyree: I'm Hungary... Beans? Didn't nobody ever tell the army that they grew beef in this part of the country?
Trooper Jefferson 'Jeff' Yorke: [laughing] Not lately. We'll be on cold rations for three days.


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John Wayne wore a smaller hairpiece than usual to make his character look slightly older.
Two stunt men drowned while filming a river crossing sequence.
In order to get approval for a film he very much wanted to make, The Quiet Man, John Ford had to agree to Herbert J. Yates, head of Republic Pictures, to make this film, starring both John Wayne and Maureen O'Hara. Republic believed that "The Quiet Man" would tank at the box office and thought a western would recoup that film's expected losses.
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