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Rio Bravo (Blu-ray)

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On one side is an army of gunmen dead-set on springing a murderous sidekick from jail. On the other is Sheriff John T. Chance and his two deputies: one a drunk, the other a cripple. Place your bets.

John Wayne is Chance in Rio Bravo, a lean Western classic packing solid heroics and a strong emotional core. He's joined by Dean Martin as the deputy coming off a two-year drunk, Walter Brennan as the old coot whose spirit outmatches his hobbled stride. Ricky Nelson as a youth out to prove himself and Angie Dickinson as the scarlet woman with her eye on Chance. Director Howard Hawks lifted the Western to new heights with Red River. Capturing the legendary West with a stellar cast in peak form, he does it again here.


Studio Warner
SKU 204416983
UPC 085391142720
UPC 14 00085391142720
Format Blu-Ray DVD
Release Date 6/14/2011
Rating Rating
Aspect Ratio
Widescreen  1.85:1
Name Wayne,John
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Cast & Crew
Angie Dickinson - Actor
B.H. McCampbell - Based On Short Story By
Dean Martin - Actor
Dimitri Tiomkin - Original Music By
Folmar Blangsted - Editor
Howard Hawks - Director
Howard Hawks - Producer
John Wayne - Actor
Jules Furthman - Screenplay
Leigh Brackett - Screenplay
Leo K. Kuter - Art Director
Ricky Nelson - Actor
Russell Harlan - Cinematographer
ReviewSource Variety
Review Rio Bravo is a big, brawling western. Script, based on the B. H. McCampbell short story, gets off to one of the fastest slam-bang openings on record. Within 90 seconds Wayne, a fast-shooting sheriff, is clubbed, another man knocked out and a third man murdered...Plot thereafter revolves around Wayne's attempts to hold the murderer, brother of the most powerful rancher in the area, until the arrival some days hence of the US marshal...Producer-director Howard Hawks makes handsome use of force in logically unravelling his hard-hitting narrative, creating suspense at times and occasionally inserting lighter moments to give variety. Wayne delivers a faithful portrayal of the peace officer...In for distaff interest and with more legitimate footage than usual in a western is Angie Dickinson, a looker fashioned into an important key character who delivers in every way.
ReviewRating 9
ReviewSource DVD Verdict
Review I think the one word that most comes to mind when thinking about Rio Bravo is "comfortable." The film plays out in a relaxed fashion, with familiar faces and familiar situations. The plot includes so many character conventions of the western that the film is almost a textbook of the genre in that sense...The effect of all this familiarity is to allow us to concentrate on the various characters and their interactions. In so doing, we readily recognize the characteristic individuals and relationships that one finds in so many of Howard Hawks's films...This is one of the best classic westerns and if you're a fan of the genre, the title should be in your collection. Fortunately, we've been given a fine looking and sounding DVD rendition of the film.
Reviewer Barrie Maxwell
ReviewRating 9
Product Attributes
Actor Wayne,John
Label Warner Home Video
Music Format Blu-ray DVD
Video Format DVD
Danny Peary, Guide for the Film Fanatic Slam-bang, exciting, funny. One of the all-time great Westerns.
Gary W. Tooze, DVD Beaver ...a great the top 20 westerns of all time if not the top 10.
Leonard Maltin's Movie & Video Guide American classic...great fun.
The Motion Picture Guide ...outstanding excellent film...
VideoHound's Golden Movie Retriever ...continually entertaining.

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