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Rio Grande [DVD] [1950]

  • SKU: 20259223
  • Release Date: 08/07/2012
  • Rating: NR
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    Overview

    Ratings & Reviews


    Overall Customer Rating:
    78% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (7 out of 9)

    Special Features


    • The Making of Rio Grande hosted by Leonard Maltin
    • Includes Interviews with Michael Wayne, Ben Johnson, Harry Carey Jr.
    • Theatrical Trailer

    Synopsis


    Rio Grande
    The last entry in the John Ford - John Wayne "Cavalry Trilogy", Rio Grande is regarded by many observers as the best of the three. Wayne stars as Lt. Col. Kirby Yorke, whose devotion to duty has cost him his marriage to his beloved Kathleen (Maureen O'Hara). When Yorke's son Jeff (Claude Jarman Jr.) is assigned to his father's post, Yorke is determined not to afford any preferential treatment to the boy-nor to exhibit any sign of love and affection. Sensing Jeff's heartache, Troopers Tyree (Ben Johnson) and Boone (Harry Carey Jr.) virtually adopt the boy, acting as surrogate parents. Yorke's resolve to remain oblivious to personal feelings is further tested when his estranged wife Kathleen arrives at the post, the better to look after her son-and possibly to buy back the boy's enlistment. Kathleen has been out of Yorke's life ever since the Civil War, when, under orders, Yorke and his second in command Sgt. Major Quincannon (Victor McLaglen) burned down Kathleen's family's plantation. After an attack by the Apaches, Yorke orders the post's women and children to be moved to safety. He further orders that Jeff lead the caravan to the safer post. Anxious to participate in the upcoming battle against the Apaches, Jeff resents his father's command; but Kathleen understands, and her love for her husband is rekindled. Jeff is later given an opportunity to prove his courage by rescuing a wagonload of children from the Indians. Before the long-anticipated reconcilation scene between Yorke, his wife and his son, there are several peripheral plot complications, many of these involving a murder charge hanging over trooper Tyree's head. Though Rio Grande turned out to be one of John Ford's most successful films, the director had initially refused to make it, acquiesing only after Republic promised him that he'd be permitted to film The Quiet Man once the cavalry picture was in the can. In addition to the expected cadre of John Ford regulars- Wayne, O'Hara, McLaglen, Johnson, Carey, Grant Withers, Ken Curtis, Jack Pennick et. al.--Rio Grande serves as the film debut for John Wayne's son Patrick. James Kevin McGuinness adapted his screenplay from the James Warner Bellah story Mission With No Record. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

    Cast & Crew


    • John Wayne
      John Wayne - Lt. Col. Kirby Yorke
    • Maureen O'Hara
      Maureen O'Hara - Mrs. Kathleen Yorke
    • Ben Johnson
      Ben Johnson - Trooper Tyree
    • Claude Jarman, Jr.
      Claude Jarman, Jr. - Trooper Jeff Yorke
    • Harry Carey, Jr.
      Harry Carey, Jr. - Trooper Daniel "Sandy" Boone



    Customer rating

    Rating 4.2 out of 5 stars with 9 reviews

    78%
    would recommend to a friend

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    • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

      Not sure this blu ray is really in HD

      Posted
      IndolenceOnParade
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      Great film, but my comments are about this blu ray release. The picture quality appears to be that of a DVD. Although this is a blu ray disc, it does not appear to be in high definition, and the box does not claim to be "newly restored and remastered in HD from a 4K scan of the original negative" etc., i.e., the things that other blu ray releases of old films always say. Also, there are no subtitles; and the only extra is a "making of" documentary with Leonard Maltin which is very good, but it is some 20 years old. In my opinion, this blu ray is just a straight transfer from a prior DVD release without improvement. The old "Collector's Edition" DVD offers more extras!

      No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Great Classic Western

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      mrjohnnyb
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      Even though there are some themes and motifs that today's audience may deem as "old-fashioned" or objectionable, this western by John Ford is exciting and moving. The video quality is top-notch, and the audio is very good. The only negative comment that I would have to give is the lack of blu-ray supplements.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      John Wayne

      Posted
      Land
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      This probably definitely falls into the top 5 of John Wayne movies! I thought it was excellent and the picture quality was great too.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

      Not what it says it is.

      Posted
      JayDoggDizzle
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      The description says this is the John Wayne Rio Grande, but it's not. Ordered it online as part of a birthday present and was very dissapointed.

      No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Awesome movie!

      Posted
      Spork
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      This is one of the best movies ever made in 1939. I was named after John Wayne's character Captain Kirby York as my name is Kirby

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Classic

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      Bitterpill
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      Bring back childhood memories when watching this classic. Thanks.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Good Picture

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      jojo
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      I enjoy the John Wayne movies. This one was especially enjoyable

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      LOVE John Wayne movies.

      Posted
      papa
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      I love the movie and the location where they shot movie

      I would recommend this to a friend



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