Rent Rio Grande (1950)

3.6 of 5 from 75 ratings
1h 45min
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Synopsis:
John Wayne is Lt. Col. Kirby Yorke, attached to the Texas frontier in 1879 to protect settlers from attacks by Apaches. When Yorke's son a West Point flunkee turned Army private - is assigned to his father's regiment, tensions flare upon the arrival of Yorke's estranged wife Kathleen (Maureen O'Hara), who wants their teenaged son out of Yorke's unit. After Apaches attack, the stakes of Yorke's mission escalate, and he must journey to Mexico where the Apaches are hiding out. With his son and two old recruits (Ford / Wayne regulars Ben Johnson and Harry Carey Jr.) as accompaniment, Yorke faces his toughest battle.
Actors:
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Directors:
Producers:
Merian C. Cooper, John Ford
Writers:
James Kevin McGuinness, James Warner Bellah
Studio:
Universal Pictures
Genres:
Action & Adventure, Classics, Romance
BBFC:
Release Date:
28/05/2001
Run Time:
105 minutes
Languages:
English Dolby Digital 1.0
Subtitles:
English Hard of Hearing
DVD Regions:
Region 2
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Full Screen 1.33:1 / 4:3
Colour:
B & W
Bonus:
  • "The Making Of Rio Grande" Documentary
  • Stills Gallery
BBFC:
Release Date:
20/04/2020
Run Time:
105 minutes
Languages:
English LPCM Mono
Subtitles:
English Hard of Hearing
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Full Screen 1.37:1
Colour:
B & W
BLU-RAY Regions:
B
Bonus:
  • Feature-length audio commentary by western authority Stephen Prince
  • Audio commentary by Maureen O'Hara
  • A video essay on the film by John Ford expert and scholar Tag Gallagher
  • The Making of 'Rio Grande' - Archival featurette
  • Along the 'Rio Grande' with Maureen O'Hara - archival documentary
  • Trailer

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Superb extras - Rio Grande review by LE

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05/09/2021

This is probably the weakest of Ford's Cavalry Trilogy and takes a, shall we say, 'conservative' view of the war on native americans - in contrast to Ford's other films of this time. So quite an odd one. Definitely worth seeing though and some typically poetic cinematography. I love that Ford had the confidence to just stop his films at various points for a cast song. Also well worth checking the commentary by Stephen Prince which is superb, and the video essay by Tag Gallagher. Those two extras make this a must-see BluRay for anyone wanting to learn more about the great John Ford. Good print too.

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