Rio Lobo

Rio Lobo

John Wayne
Director: Howard Hawks Cast: John Wayne
John Wayne
, Jorge Rivero
Jorge Rivero
, Jennifer O'Neill
Jennifer O'Neill
Howard Hawks

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John Wayne, in the last of his Civil War characterizations, portrays Cord McNally, a Union Army colonel who loses a gold shipment in a Confederate raid, during which a devoted young officer is also killed. After the end of the war, McNally bears no ill-will toward the leaders of the raid, Pierre Cordona (Jorge Rivero) and Tuscarora Phillips (Christopher Mitchum), who were acting as soldiers, but he still wants the two unknown men on the Union side who they say sold them the information about the gold shipments. A year later, McNally crosses paths with one of the men, now a deputy from Rio Lobo, who is about to take Shasta Delaney (Jennifer O'Neill), a seemingly innocent young woman, out of a neighboring town at gunpoint. A shootout ensues, in which McNally's man and three other Rio Lobo deputies are killed, with help from Cordona -- this makes McNally very interested in what's going on in Rio Lobo, and he decides to go there with Cordona and Shasta. They find a whole community under siege from their own sheriff, a sadistic ex-outlaw named Hendricks (Mike Henry), and a mysterious landowner named Ketcham (Victor French), who showed up just after the war with a lot of money and hired guns behind him, forcing other landowners to sell their property and water rights to him. McNally and company keep their presence in town quiet, trying to help out Tuscarora Phillips, his beleaguered father (Jack Elam), and the other ranchers. Finally, they move against Ketcham and discover that he's the man that McNally wants, an ex-sergeant from his unit. Taking him captive, with the wild-eyed Mr. Phillips ever ready to cut him in half with a shotgun blast, they force Ketcham to sign back the property he's stolen -- but they're trapped in town by Hendricks and his men, who've taken Cordona prisoner. The attempt at an exchange of Ketcham for Cordona erupts in a bloodbath, complete with people being blown to bits and lots of wounding and maiming, before the outlaws are routed. The battle comes down to an injured McNally chasing an even more badly wounded Hendricks into the night, neither knowing which of their enemies may still be lurking in their path.

Product Details

Release Date: 04/29/2003
UPC: 0097363801146
Original Release: 1970
Rating: G
Source: Paramount
Region Code: 1
Presentation: [Wide Screen]
Sound: [Dolby Digital Mono, Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround]
Time: 1:54:00
Sales rank: 1,644

Special Features

Closed Caption; Widescreen version enhanced for 16:9 TVs; English subtitles; Dolby Digital: English 5.1 Surround, English Stereo Surround, French Mono

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
John Wayne Cord McNally
Jorge Rivero Pierre Cordona
Jennifer O'Neill Shasta
Jack Elam Phillips
Christopher Mitchum Tuscarora
Victor French Ketcham
Mike Henry Sheriff Tom Hendricks
Susana Dosamantes Maria Carmen
David Huddleston Dr. Jones
Bill Williams Sheriff Pat Cronin
Jim Davis Riley
Sherry Lansing Armelita
Dean Smith Bitey
Robert Donner Whitey Carter
Edward Faulkner Lt. Harris
Robert Rothwell Whitey's henchman
Chuck Courtney Whitey's henchman
George Plimpton Whitey's henchman
Peter Jason Lt. Forsythe
Don "Red" Barry Actor
William Byrne Machinist
Jose Angel "Ferrusquilla" Espinosa Actor
Chuck Hayward Actor
John R. McKee Actor
Frank Kennedy Actor
Danny Sands Actor
Hank Worden Hank, hotel clerk
Chuck Roberson Soldier in baggage car
Bob Steele Deputy Sheriff
Boyd "Red" Morgan Train engineer
Ethan Wayne Actor

Technical Credits
Howard Hawks Director,Producer
Luster Bayless Costumes/Costume Designer
Leigh Brackett Screenwriter
William H. Clothier Cinematographer
Dick Cobos Makeup
A.D. Flowers Special Effects
Jerry Goldsmith Score Composer
David Grayson Makeup
Paul Helmick Associate Producer
William Kiernan Set Decoration/Design
Ted Parvin Costumes/Costume Designer
Leah Rhodes Costumes/Costume Designer
Rudy Robbins Stunts
Robert Emmet Smith Production Designer
Cliff Wenger Special Effects
Monty Westmore Makeup
Burton Wohl Original Story,Screenwriter
John M. Woodcock Editor

Scene Index

Side #1 --
1. Gold Heist
2. Prisoner of Rebels
3. Led Astray
4. Civilian Life
5. Bar Shooting
6. Western Justice
7. "I Feel a Toothache Comin' On"
8. Plan of Attack
9. Rescue at Phillips' Ranch
10. Capturing Ketcham
11. Holed Up in the Jail
12. Ketcham for Frenchy

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