John Wayne Westerns

Rio Grande (1950)

Director: John Ford
Actors: John Wayne, Maureen O'Hara, Ben Johnson, Harry Carey Jr., Claude Jarman Jr., J. Carrol Naish, Victor McLaglen, Chill Wills, Ken Curtis
Runtime: 105 min.

A U.S. Cavalry officer (John Wayne) posted on the Rio Grande river faces a number of challenges, including his risk taking son and reconciling with his estranged wife (Maureen O'Hara).

Trivia: Rio Grande marked the third collaboration between John Wayne and Maureen O'Hara, following The Quiet Man (1952) and Fort Apache (1948). It is also the third film in director John Ford's Cavalry Trilogy, preceded by Fort Apache (1948) and She Wore a Yellow Ribbon (1949). Each film explores different aspects of the U.S. Cavalry during the post-Civil War period. John Ford makes a cameo appearance in the movie as a bugler during the graduation scene.

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