She Wore a Yellow Ribbon
She Wore a Yellow Ribbon (1949)

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… More

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Rated: G
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Release Date: June 4, 2002
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Critic Score: 94% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Michael E. Grost
Classic Film and Television

Classic Western with glorious color, great story telling and an anti-war point of view.

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Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy

First and most obviously one of the most flat-out gorgeous movies ever filmed.

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Emanuel Levy
Screendaily

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!

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Wesley Lovell
Cinema Sight

A film more notable for its gorgeous cinematography than for its plot.

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Paul Brenner
Filmcritic.com

an old man's movie shot with a young man's energy and gusto.

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James Plath
Movie Metropolis

John Wayne, John Ford, and Monument Valley in glorious color. What more can you ask for in a western?

Emanuel Levy
EmanuelLevy.Com

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.

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Steve Crum
Video-Reviewmaster.com

Definitely in top five of all-time Ford/Wayne westerns. Gorgeous color too.

Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid

Graceful direction by Ford.

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Flixster Audience Score: 81% Flixster User Reviews
Graham Jones
Beautifully filmed and featuring many great performances. This is one of the most entertaining of Ford's films. Also includes the greatest performance ever… More
Tim Salmons
John Ford's classic has lost a little of it's edge over the years, but it is no way a bad film. Quite the opposite.
Conner Rainwater
A great follow up to Fort Apache and probably the grandest in the whole trilogy. The use of color is almost jaw dropping at times and the way the west is… More
Cassandra Maples
Like "My Darling Clementine", Ford used the name of a song and even more than in Clementine, he deviated from the pattern of a standard western.… More
Dean McKenna
The compositions and photography around director John Ford's new stamping ground of Monument valley are great to look at as always. With some makeup to… More
xGary Xx
John Ford and John Wayne's remarkably consistent partnership works it's magic once again in yet another classic western.