She Wore a Yellow Ribbon

Film, Action and adventure

Time Out says

The centrepiece of Ford's cavalry trilogy (flanked by Fort Apache and Rio Grande) and a film of both elegiac sentiment and occasionally over-eloquent sentimentality, structured around a series of ritual incidents rather than narrative conflicts. Wayne's captain and McLaglen's sergeant face up to impending retirement from a force whose role and self-awareness is changing in the wake of Custer's defeat; America, however, still has to be willed into existence and unity. Winton Hoch's Technicolor cinematography of Monument Valley (modelled at Ford's insistence on Remington pictorialism) won him an Oscar.


Release details

103 mins

Cast and crew

John Ford
Laurence Stallings, Frank S Nugent
John Wayne
Joanne Dru
John Agar
Ben Johnson
Harry Carey Jr
Victor McLaglen
Mildred Natwick
George O'Brien
Arthur Shields
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