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Rio Grande


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105 Min

Rio Grande


Lt. Col. Kirby Yorke is posted on the Texas frontier to defend settlers against depredations of marauding Apaches. Col. Yorke is under considerable stress by a serious shortage of troops of his command. Tension is added when Yorke's son (whom he hasn't seen in fifteen years), Trooper Jeff Yorke, is one of 18 recruits sent to the regiment.


Nov 15th, 1950


John Wayne
Maureen O'Hara
Ben Johnson
Claude Jarman Jr.

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Cast/Crew-View All

  • John Wayne

    Lt. Col. Kirby Yorke

  • Maureen O'Hara

    Mrs. Kathleen Yorke

  • Ben Johnson

    Trooper Travis Tyree

  • Claude Jarman Jr.

    Trooper Jefferson 'Jeff' Yorke

Trivia-View All

- John Wayne later said he considered the movie a parable for the Korean War. Wayne was in favor of extending the conflict when Chinese forces crossed the Yalu River.

- John Wayne wore a smaller hairpiece than usual to make his character look slightly older.

- Opening credits: Many of the incidents and, except where true names are intentionally used, all of the characters depicted in this photoplay are fictitious. Any resemblance, between such…More

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