She Wore a Yellow Ribbon
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She Wore a Yellow Ribbon
The second of John Ford's "Cavalry Trilogy," this film stars John Wayne as Cavalry Captain Nathan Brittles. In his last days before his compulsory retirement, Brittles must face the possibility of a full-scale attack from the Arapahos, fomented by the recent defeat of General Custer and by double-dealing Indian agents. ~ Iotis Erlewine, Rovi

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 94%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Classic Western with glorious color, great story telling and an anti-war point of view."
‑ Michael E. Grost, Classic Film and Television
"First and most obviously one of the most flat-out gorgeous movies ever filmed."
‑ Tim Brayton, Antagony & Ecstasy
"Some of the most touching scenes describe the ceremonies in which tradition is transmitted from the older to the younger generation. When John Wayne gets a silver watch as a present, he sniffs a tear and reads the inscription, Lest We Forget!"
‑ Emanuel Levy, Screendaily
"Splendid John Ford Western; Wayne is great, scenery fantastic. A must-see for any film buff."
‑ Bob Bloom, Journal and Courier (Lafayette, IN)
"A film more notable for its gorgeous cinematography than for its plot."
‑ Wesley Lovell, Cinema Sight
"an old man's movie shot with a young man's energy and gusto."
‑ Paul Brenner,
"John Wayne, John Ford, and Monument Valley in glorious color. What more can you ask for in a western?"
‑ James Plath, Movie Metropolis
"...a lot of people's favorite Western, and it's good to see it in all its Technicolor glory on DVD."
‑ John J. Puccio, Movie Metropolis
"The second of John Ford's cavalry trilogy is well acted by John Wayne and well shot by Winton C. Hoch, who an Oscar for color cinematography."
‑ Emanuel Levy, EmanuelLevy.Com
"Definitely in top five of all-time Ford/Wayne westerns. Gorgeous color too."
‑ Steve Crum,
"Graceful direction by Ford."
‑ Jeffrey M. Anderson, Combustible Celluloid
"The best of John Ford's trilogy about the 7th Cavalry..."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
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