A small-town sheriff in the American West enlists the help of a cripple, a drunk, and a young gunfighter in his efforts to hold in jail the brother of the local bad guy.
Director: Howard Hawks
Rio Bravo finds director Howard Hawks -- and his stellar ensemble cast -- working at peak performance, and the end result is a towering classic of the Western genre.
Howard Hawks's finest western (1959), and perhaps his finest film.
The movie is simultaneously an apogee of the classic Western style, with its principled violence in defense of just law, and an eccentrically hyperbolic work of modernism, which yokes both bumptious erotic comedy and soul-searing rawness to the mission. | Full Review...
To watch Rio Bravo is to see a master craftsman at work. The film is seamless. There is not a shot that is wrong. It is uncommonly absorbing, and the 141-minute running time flows past like running water. | Full Review...
Tagline: They're together and nothing can tear 'em apart!
Motion Picture Rating: Passed
Genres: action, drama, western
Producer: Howard Hawks
Editor: Folmar Blangsted
Director of photography: Russell Harlan
Original music composer: Dimitri Tiomkin
Costume design: Marjorie Best
Runtime: 141 min
Language: English, Spanish
Sound Mix: Mono
Aspect Ratio: 1.85 : 1
Color: Color (Technicolor)