Rio Grande

Film, Action and adventure
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Wayne's Captain York from Fort Apache has become a Colonel by the time Rio Grande closes the Ford cavalry trilogy, but is still much exercised by troubled notions of authority in both the mirrored families of home life (O'Hara and estranged son Jarman) and command (hamstrung by the inconveniently close Mexican border while keeping down marauding Apaches). A bit wordy, a bit plot-heavy, and with an unfortunate tendency to saccharine musical excess (the Sons of the Pioneers), it's fairly minor but still resonant Ford.

By: PT

Release details

Duration: 105 mins

Cast and crew

Director: John Ford
Screenwriter: James K McGuinness
Cast: John Wayne
Maureen O'Hara
Ben Johnson
Harry Carey Jr
Claude Jarman Jr
Victor McLaglen
J Carrol Naish
Chill Wills
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