Rio Grande Movie Review Summary

Actors: John Wayne, Maureen O'Hara, Ben Johnson, Harry Carey Jr., Victor McLaglen

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RIO GRANDE is a movie directed by John Ford in 1950.

Colonel Kirby York is responsible for watching the territories on the northern side of the Rio Grande. The local Indian tribes take advantage of the fact that the army is not allowed to cross the river in order to pursue them into Mexico.
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When York's son arrives as a simple soldier in the outpost with his mother right behind him, the life of the Colonel will be slightly disturbed. The York family has lived apart for fifteen years because of Mrs. York's reluctance to be the wife of a career officer.

Finally, Colonel York is unofficially authorized to enter the Mexican territory. After the Indians have kidnapped a group of children and brought them into the Mexican desert, the U.S. Cavalry crosses at last the Rio Grande.
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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book Actual chase scenes or violence 20%Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 10%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 70% Time/Era of Movie:    -   16th-19th century Western    -   Yes Kind of western:    -   Good white men fighting wicked Indians

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   senior military Age:    -   40's-50's Nudity    -   Chest Ethnicity/Nationality    -   White (American)


United States    -   Yes The US:    -   West The Americas (not US):    -   Yes The Americas:    -   Mexico Desert?    -   Yes Misc setting    -   fort/military installation    -   church/synagogue

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   non-gory references to death/punishment Sex/nudity in movie?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   kissing Kind of violence:    -   hand to hand    -   guns Unusual forms of death    -   perforation--bullets    -   perforation--swords/knives Any profanity?    -   None

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