She Wore a Yellow Ribbon

(USA, 1949, 103 minutes)

A Cavalry captain about to retire, reluctant to leave his command in the hands of junior officers, has to face an Indian rebellion in his last patrol. Superb western melodrama with all the traditional hallmarks of its director, plus an unexpectedly elegiac, lyrical streak that raises it above the genre standard; second in Ford's "Cavalry Trilogy" after Fort Apache (1948) and before Rio Grande (1950).

Argosy Pictures Corporation presents a John Ford/Merian C. Cooper production, distributed by RKO Radio Pictures. Starring John Wayne, Joanne Dru, John Agar, Ben Johnson, Harry Carey Jr; with Victor McLaglen, Mildred Natwick, George O’Brien, Arthur Shields. Directed by John Ford; screenplay by Frank Nugent and Laurence Stallings, based on the story by James Warner Bellah, "War Party"; music by Richard Hageman; director of photography, Winton Hoch; art director, James Basevi; wardrobe, Michael Meyers and Ann Peck; film editor, Jack Murray.


Popular Posts