Rio Grande

Wayne, John

$29.95 
SKU: 887090045001

UPC 887090045001
Release Date 2012-08-07
Studio Olive Films
Discs 1
Length 105
Format B&W
MPAA Rating Not Rated
Synopsis In RIO GRANDE, the last part of John Ford's classic Cavalry Trilogy, John Wayne stars as Kirby York, a colonel at an army outpost along the U.S.-Mexico border where the Apache are always a problem. When his son, Jeff (Claude Jarman Jr.), whom he hasn't seen in more than a decade, arrives at the fort after flunking out of West Point, Yorke treats him coldly, warning the young man not to expect preferential treatment, which Jeff assures him he doesn't want. Yorke's ex-wife, Kathleen (Maureen O'Hara), appears, intending to persuade Jeff to leave the army. Yorke refuses to do the necessary paperwork to release his son, a decision seconded by Jeff, who has begun to adapt to army life--and before Kathleen can regroup for another attempt, the fort is attacked by the Apache. The making of RIO GRANDE was mandated by producer Herbert Yates, who would agree to finance the director's THE QUIET MAN only if Ford first made a Western, as insurance, with that film's proposed leading actors. Ford continues the series' realistic depiction of the rigors of life on a cavalry post in the late-19th-century Southwest, and members of the director's stock company--most notably Victor McLaglen, Harry Carey Jr., and Ben Johnson--acquit themselves admirably.Cavalry officer Kirby Yorke is hurrying to put down an Indian uprising when his son arrives as a new recruit--with Yorke's ex-wife right behind.45th Anniversary Edition is digitally mastered from the original film negative and includes the original theatrical trailer. Songs written by Stan Jones and Dale Evans. The eight tunes include: I'll Take You Home Again, Kathleen, My Gal Is Purple, Yellow Stripes, Footsore Cavalry. Features the Sons of the Pioneers....The film makes superb use of its rugged locations...[R]eflective and leisurely...
Cast John Ford (Producer)
Chill Wills (Star)
John Wayne (Star)
Victor McLaglen (Star)
Frank Hotaling (Production Designer)
Harry Carey (Star)
J. Carrol Naish (Star)
Claude Jarman (Star)
Bert Glennon (Cinematographer)
Victor Young (Composer)
John Ford (Director)
Jack Murray (Editor)
Maureen O'Hara (Star)
Ben Johnson (Star)
Merian C. Cooper (Producer)
James Kevin McGuinness (Screenwriter)
Sounds/Subtitles Blu-ray Disc Features: Region [unknown] Note: The Making of Rio Grande Hosted by Leonard Maltin Includes Interviews with Michael Wayne, Ben Johnson, Harry Carey Jr. Theatrical Trailer Audio: English
Language English
Weight 0.22000
Height 0.75000
Width 5.50000
Depth 6.75000
Format Code Blu-ray Hi-Def DVD
Library Subject Westerns,Romance
Attribute Additional Footage,Standard Screen
Product Code Movie

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