She Wore a Yellow Ribbon (22-Oct-1949)|
Director: John Ford
Writers: Frank Nugent; Laurence Stallings
From short stories by: James Warner Bellah
Musical Score: Richard Hageman
After Custer's loss at the Little Big Horn, the Cheyenne, in collusion with other tribes, plan a large scale war. Only six days from his mandatory retirement, John Wayne is ordered to accompany the wife of the commander of Fort Stark, and another lady, out of the likely war zone. The second of John Ford's "Cavalry Trilogy", and one of John Wayne's finest westerns. Winner of the Oscar for Best Cinematography.
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Review by James A. Thompson (posted on 18-Jul-2007)
Not the best movie that John Wayne ever starred in but better than a number of them. The role that Joanne Dru palyed seemed to be out of place when analyzing the issues that were surrounding the Army in dealing with the historical fights with the Indians.
Review by Gagootz (posted on 26-Mar-2008)
This is one of the best, most evocative films I've ever seen, and I am not alone among my NY City buddies to have this opinion. It combines history, great casting, pathos, comedy, and some great lines ("Never apologize. It's a sign of weakness"). John Wayne was more nuanced in it than in most, if not all, of the films in which he starred.
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