Rio Bravo

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Sheriff John T. Chance has his hands full after arresting Joe Burdette for murder. He knows that Burdette's brother Nathan, a powerful rancher, will go to any lengths to get him out of jail. Chance's good friend Pat Wheeler offers to help but within 20 minutes of making the offer is gunned down in the street, shot in the back. That leaves his elderly deputy Stumpy, the town drunk Dude - once a deputy and a pretty good shot when he was sober - and a young hand, Colorado, who used to work for Wheeler. Nathan Burdette meanwhile has a couple of dozen men at his disposal. Chance does his best to prepare all the while romancing a pretty gambler who goes by the name of Feathers.

Director: Howard Hawks
Writer: Jules Furthman (screenplay), Leigh Brackett (screenplay), B.H. McCampbell (short story)
Production: N/A
Year: 1959
MetaScore: N/A/100
ImdbRating: 8.0
BoxOffice: N/A
Released: 04 Apr 1959
Awards: Won 1 Golden Globe. Another 2 wins & 6 nominations.


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Sheriff John T. Chance - John Wayne
Dude ('Borrachón') - Dean Martin
Colorado Ryan - Ricky Nelson
Feathers - Angie Dickinson
Pat Wheeler - Ward Bond
Nathan Burdette - John Russell
Carlos Robante - Pedro Gonzalez Gonzalez
Consuela Robante - Estelita Rodriguez
Joe Burdette - Claude Akins
Jake (Stage Driver) (scenes deleted) - Malcolm Atterbury
Harold (scenes deleted) - Harry Carey Jr.
Cowboy (scenes deleted) - Sheb Wooley
Barfly - Fred Aldrich
Charlie - Walter Barnes
Barfly - George Bell
Bartender - Audrey Betz
Clark - Nesdon Booth
Barfly - Nick Borgani
Barber - Ralph Bucko
Gunman on Horse - Yakima Canutt
Henchman - Albert Cavens
Barfly - Bud Cokes
Barfly - Cecil Combs
2nd Burdette Man in Shootout - Fred Graham
Card Player - Joe Gray
Barfly - Myron Healey
Messenger - Riley Hill
1st Burdette Man in Shootout - Eugene Iglesias
Henchman - Arthur Kendall
Minor Role - Richard LaMarr
Barfly - Tex Lambert
Barfly - Cactus Mack
Bartender - David O. McCall
Barfly - Mathew McCue
Barfly - Frank Mills
Bar Cowboy Watching Fistfight - Gordon Mitchell
Henchman - Tom Monroe
Barfly - Daniel Nunez
Barfly - Jack Perry
Barfly - Joe Phillips
Bartender - Bob Reeves
Bartender - Tony Roux
Cowboy Murdered in Saloon - Bing Russell
Barfly - Danny Sands
Card-Playing Burdette Henchman - Dean Smith
Barfly - Milan Smith
Matt Harris - Bob Steele
Burdette Henchman - Bob Terhune
Bart - Ted White
Barfly - Bob Whitney
Gunman Shot by Dude in Saloon - Jack N. Young