Rio Grande (John Wayne)
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Third and final part of John Ford's trilogy detailing the post Civil War period, following in the footsteps of 'Fort Apache' and 'She Wore a Yellow Ribbon'. Lieutenant Kirby Yorke (John Wayne) is stationed at a remote cavalry post, at which his son, Jeff, enlists in order to prove himself to his father. Yorke's ex-wife (Maureen O'Hara) arrives to fetch her son back, but her love for Kirby is rekindled amidst much family tension.
The last and least memorable of John Ford's famous cavalry trilogy (following Fort Apache and She Wore a Yellow Ribbon), Rio Grande nonetheless has an interesting continuity about the gentlemanly rules of military conduct. Here the focus is on the family. While creating a heated controversy over his handling of the Apache war, John Wayne must also contend with disgruntled wife Maureen O'Hara and estranged son Claude Jarman Jr., a new recruit trying to earn his father's love and respect. Ford seems to suggest that there are two conflicting codes of honour in every cavalry officer's life, the personal as well as the professional, and that it takes an act of heroism to maintain both. It's fascinating to observe Wayne's progression throughout the trilogy, as his personal stakes intensify. Also, this is the first of five onscreen appearances between the Duke and O'Hara, each filled with a competitive spirit and stormy sexuality. --Bill DesowitzSee all Product description
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Definitely buy films from Amazon without any issues.
A significant audio and visual upgrade on the Universal Pictures Video DVD I used before.
Wayne did his best work with Ford, and here he is togheter with Maurreen O Sullivan, these two are nice too watch in the same frame.
the blu ray is really great !! Olive films has done a lot of good transfers on some movies from the 50s and 60s -- unfortsunate without any subtitles.
(Maureen O' Hara) and their 16 year old son who has enlisted as a common trooper in his father's battalion? And all this against the backdrop of constant raids by Soux Indians from across the Mexican border. A good rollicking film with something for everyone. Victor