Howard Hawks directs John Wayne, Montgomery Clift, Walter Brennan, John Ireland, Noah Beery, Jr. and Joanne Dru in this classic western about the first cattle drive from Texas to Kansas. A western mutiny on the bounty and one not to be missed. The cinematography is beautiful and Ford commented on Wayne's perfomance that he always knew the big lug could act, he was just never able to get the kind of perfomance out of him that Hawks did!
Rio Bravo is a western that's rich in characterization and great dialogue; it also doesn't lack its share of awesome shootouts. John Wayne and Dean Martin give Oscar-worthy performances. Angie Dickinson, Ricky Nelson, and Walter Brennan aren't too bad themselves. A fine film worth watching over and over again.
I have watched thousands of movies in my life and I have never seen anyone do a better job than Jose Ferrer did in this movie. (Oscar winner for best leading role) I am mesmerized by his performance. A must-see for film fans. Brilliant!
This is one of those movies i have to watch when I come across it on cable. Wayne and Martin have great chemistry, and Brennan adds just the right amount of humor. Wayne is basically playing Wayne by this time, but he's so #!@%*# good at it, you just have to go along.