Rio Grande
Rio Grande (1950)

The last entry in the John Ford-John Wayne "Cavalry Trilogy," this film stars Wayne as Lt. Col. Kirby Yorke, whose devotion to duty has cost him his marriage. When Yorke's son Jeff is assigned to his father's post, Yorke… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: November 15, 1950
DVD Release Date: May 22, 2001
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Critic Score: 75% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid

I like it better than the problematic Fort Apache; it's far simpler and more effective.

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Christopher Null

a cookie-cutter, spit-'em-out, assembly-line product

Emanuel Levy

In this Ford's Western, part of a trilogy that also includes She Wore a Yellow Ribbon, Wayne gets to play the tough biological and sociological father of his recruits, which include his son.

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Dennis Schwartz
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A minor but enjoyable John Ford and John Wayne collaboration.

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Flixster Audience Score: 71% Flixster User Reviews
Graham Jones
Though the least impressive of Ford's three "Cavalry" films, this still is a great film.
Cassandra Maples
As many people know, Rio Grande is the third installation of John Ford's sweeping "Cavalry trilogy*," his paean and dirge for the forging of the… More
Conner Rainwater
The true sequel to Fort Apache in that you get to see what happens to Yorke and the remaining troops. This is a lot more of a relationship based movie than the… More
danny d
although this film had a horribly slow start, it had a terrific ending. this wasnt even a film john ford wanted to make. it was a contractual obligation so… More
Randy Tippy
Director John Ford agreed to make this one in a deal with Republic Pictures to secure financing for his pet project, <i>The Quiet Man</i>. Never… More
Dean McKenna
Great epic battle with the Apaches in this John Ford classic and John Wayne and Maureen O'Hara are wonderful in their performance as the couple. Believe… More