She Wore a Yellow Ribbon

She Wore a Yellow Ribbon

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Director: John Ford

Cast: John Ford, John Wayne, Joanne Dru, John Agar

     
 

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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.  See more details below

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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.

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The middle leg of the John Ford/John Wayne "Cavalry Trilogy" -- following Fort Apache (1948) and preceding Rio Grande (1950) -- gives Wayne the opportunity to prove his talents as an actor, and he doesn't disappoint. His sentimental performance lends the film an emotional center lacking in other of Ford's mythic Western struggles; the role remains one of the highlights of The Duke's career. Ford reportedly said he didn't know that Wayne could act until he saw him in Howard Hawks's Red River (1948). She Wore a Yellow Ribbon also features exceptional, Academy Award-winning camerawork by Winton Hoch, the cinematographer responsible for some of Ford's best-looking pictures.

Product Details

Release Date:
05/19/1998
UPC:
0053939642339
Original Release:
1949
Rating:
NR
Source:
Turner Home Ent

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
John Wayne Capt. Nathan Brittles
Joanne Dru Olivia Dandridge
John Agar Lt. Flint Cohill
Ben Johnson Sgt. Tyree
Victor McLaglen Sgt. Quincannon
Mildred Natwick Mrs. Abby Allshard
Harry Carey Lieutenant Pennell
George O'Brien Maj. Mac Allshard
Arthur Shields Dr. O'Laughlin
Harry Woods Karl Rynders
Noble Johnson Red Shirt
Cliff Lyons Trooper Cliff
Tom Tyler Cpl. Mike Quayne
Michael Dugan Sgt. Hochbauer
Mickey Simpson Wagner
Frank McGrath Bugler
Don Summers Jenkins
Jack Pennick Sergeant Major
Billy Jones Courier
Fred Graham Hench
Fred Kennedy Badger
Rudy Bowman Pvt. John Smith
Ray Hyke McCarthy
Lee Bradley Interpreter
William Steele Actor
Francis Ford Barman
Chief John Big Tree Pony That Walks
Bill Gettinger Officer
Fred Libby Col. Krumrein
Post Park Officer
Paul Fix Rynder's partner
Dan White Actor
Irving Pichel Narrator

Technical Credits
John Ford Director,Producer
Constantin Bakaleinikoff Musical Direction/Supervision
James Basevi Art Director
Charles P. Boyle Cinematographer
Jack Caffee Special Effects
Merian C. Cooper Producer
Jack Cosgrove Special Effects
Lowell J. Farrell Associate Producer
Richard Hageman Score Composer
Winton Hoch Cinematographer
Joe Kish Set Decoration/Design
Michael Meyers Costumes/Costume Designer
Jack Murray Editor
Frank S. Nugent Screenwriter
Edward O'Fearna Asst. Director
Ann Peck Costumes/Costume Designer
Wingate Smith Asst. Director
Laurence Stallings Screenwriter

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She Wore a Yellow Ribbon 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
¿She Wore A Yellow Ribbon' is one of those glorious John Ford westerns that make a fable of history so galvanic that it becomes history by proxy. The film stars John Wayne as Capt. Nathan Cutting Brittles - a widower preparing to retire from service at an outpost with the United States cavalry. Into this mix comes the luscious Olivia Dandridge (Joanne Dru), the contested prize to be won by a pair of viral dandies in search of a bride. Like Ford¿s best westerns, this one has more melodrama than action, seemingly incorporating the western motif as mere background for a series of breathtakingly beautiful vistas filled with galloping horses, wide open spaces and the stunning and romantically stoic towers of Monument Valley. My hat off to the good people at Warner Home Video. This is a truly amazing looking DVD and one that should definitely be on every film buffs wish list to own. Colors are fully saturated, well balanced and incredibly life like. Contrast levels are on pitch as are black levels. There is a hint of edge enhancement and pixelization but really - it's just a hint. Chips, scratches and imperfections inherent in the original camera negative are kept to a bare, bare minimum. The audio is mono, as originally presented, but extremely well balanced, with low to non-existent background hiss in most scenes. There are NO extras, but highly recommended!
Guest More than 1 year ago
A minor point of trivia but there is a slight mis-statement by the previous reviewer:- It was'nt a gold watch but a silver watch that was presented to Captain Brittles. I think the point being made in the film being that despite the affection for the the captain the average cavalry man's salary could'nt stretch to a gold watch. There is a classic line, but don't quote me on this, that Brittles says '' The time by my brand new silver watch is'' etc. Overall the movie is a clasic and one that is well worth watching over again.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Traditional western. Nobody did/does them better than John Ford, John Wayne and the supporting cast that features more than a few familiar faces.
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