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.

- In order to get approval for a film he very much wanted to make, The Quiet Man, John Ford had to agree to Herbert J. Yates, head of Republic Pictures, to make this film, starring both John…More

- The film was criticized for being too studio-bound and for having too many songs. However, Harry Carey Jr. defended the inclusion of songs as authentic, since cavalrymen did sing on a regular basis.More

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