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Rio Bravo


John Wayne, Dean Martin, Ricky Nelson, Angie Dickinson View All


Jules Furthman (Screenplay), Leigh Brackett (Screenplay), Howard Hawks (Director) View All

Release: Mar. 17th, 1959
Runtime: 2 hours, 21 minutes
The sheriff of a small town in southwest Texas must keep custody of a murderer whose brother, a powerful rancher, is trying to help him escape. After a friend is killed trying to muster support for him, he and his deputies - a disgraced drunk and a cantankerous old cripple - must find a way to hold out against the rancher's hired guns until the marshal arrives. In the meantime, matters are complicated by the presence of a young gunslinger - and...
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The various elements combine to make Rio Bravo one of the most utterly charming old-school Westerns to ever exist where even the most dated or difficult elements (such as Wayne and Dickinson's romantic sub-plot or the film stopping dead to have not one but two songs) only add to what makes the film ....
Citizen Rules
This was his last film and he pairs very well with John Wayne.