Actors: John Wayne, Maureen O'Hara, Ben Johnson, Harry Carey Jr., Victor McLaglen
|Review Summary and Plot Commentary about Rio Grande|
|RIO GRANDE is a movie directed by John Ford in 1950.
Colonel Kirby York is responsible for watching the territories on the northern side of the Rio Grande. The local Indian tribes take advantage of the fact that the army is not allowed to cross the river in order to pursue them into Mexico.
When York's son arrives as a simple soldier in the outpost with his mother right behind him, the life of the Colonel will be slightly disturbed. The York family has lived apart for fifteen years because of Mrs. York's reluctance to be the wife of a career officer.
Finally, Colonel York is unofficially authorized to enter the Mexican territory. After the Indians have kidnapped a group of children and brought them into the Mexican desert, the U.S. Cavalry crosses at last the Rio Grande.
--Daniel Staebler, Resident Scholar
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Composition of Movie
Actual chase scenes or violence - 20%
Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives - 10%
Feelings, relationships, character bio/development - 70%
Time/Era of Movie:
- 19th century
Kind of western:
- Good white men fighting wicked Indians
- senior military
- short/standard straight (man)
- muscular (man)
Events of movie makes character more...
- White (American)
How sensitive is this character?
- middling sensitive to others' feelings
- Average intelligence
- very athletic
Secondary Main Character
- (woman) long straight
- ample bosom & buttocks (woman)
How much in movie?
- White (American)
- an entire race
How much of work is main antagonist actually present in:
- American Indian
The Americas (not US):
- fort/military installation
Accounts of torture and death?
- non-gory references to death/punishment
Movie makes you feel...
- very happy
How many deaths in film?
- 8 or more
Sex/nudity in movie?
What kind of sex:
Kind of violence:
- mission to rescue
- hand to hand
Unusual forms of death
Check here if B&W
If Soundtrack VERY NOTICEABLE...
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