Actors: John Wayne, Joanne Dru, John Agar, Ben Johnson
|Review Summary and Plot Commentary about She Wore a Yellow Ribbon|
|A cavalry seargent with only a week left until retirement counts down the days.
On his last patrol, he's forced to escort two women through hostile arrapajo territory to meet a stage coach.
When they reach the stage coach station, they find that the indians had already been there. They find the place in ruins and everyone there dead.
They're forced to turn back and return to the fort.
The cavalry troop is formed. They sneak up to the indian camp and attack, wiping out the indians.
Having served his time, the seargent retires and rides off into the sunset. But, one of the troops must ride after him to deliver a letter.
He's been awarded a promotion. So, he decides to stay with the cavalry and become an instrictor.
--Brandon Swenson, Resident Scholar
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Composition of Movie
Actual chase scenes or violence - 40%
Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives - 20%
Feelings, relationships, character bio/development - 40%
Time/Era of Movie:
- 19th century
Kind of western:
- Good white men fighting wicked Indians
- senior military
Is this an ordinary person caught up in events?
- very short/crewcut (man)
- average (man)
- White (American)
- Average intelligence
- average physique
Secondary Main Character
- brunette (Brown)
- (woman) medium/shoulderlgn curly
- average (woman)
How much in movie?
- White (American)
- an entire race
How much of work is main antagonist actually present in:
- fort/military installation
Accounts of torture and death?
- non-gory references to death/punishment
How many deaths in film?
How much use of techno gadgets?
- 1 ()
Kind of violence:
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