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In a Texas border town Sheriff Chance (John Wayne) battles to uphold the law aided by his drunken deputy Dude (Dean Martin), his old friend Stumpy (Walter Brennan), a gun toting kid (Ricky Nelson), and Feathers (Angie Dickinson), the woman Chance bashfully falls in love with. Considered one of Wayne's best performances and one of Director Howard Hawks' finest films, Rio Bravo is full of crackling dialogue, humour and action. Perfectly cast, filmed in gloriously epic technicolour and with a magnificent score by Dmitri Tiomkin Rio Bravo is one of Hollywood's greatest Westerns.


The same basic plot as the 1944 film, this time looking at the story from the viewpoint of the ageing hitman Charlie Strom (a terrific Lee Marvin), who's eager to know why their victim (John Cassavetes) didn't attempt to escape, and his psychopathic, hero-worshiping assistant (Clu Gulager). They're an unsympathetic pair, but utterly compelling in their ruthlessness. The movie defines the violent, complex persona that would make Marvin a star, and he's cast alongside the irresistibly alluring Angie Dickinson in the femme fatale role. Directed by Don Siegel, who directed 5 films with Clint Eastwood including the iconic Dirty Harry.