She Wore a Yellow Ribbon

She Wore a Yellow Ribbon is a western meller done in the best John Ford manner.

John Wayne Joanne Dru John Agar Ben Johnson Victor McLaglen Mildred Natwick

She Wore a Yellow Ribbon is a western meller done in the best John Ford manner.

Drama [from James Warner Bellah’s story] of the undermanned US Cavalry post far out in the Indian country is centered on a veteran captain about to retire. It develops into a saga of the cavalry, its hard-bitten men, loyal wives and usual intrigues. The tale moves along easily as it shows how the troop surmounts the Indian peril. There’s hardly a breather from the time the audience is tipped that John Wayne is soon retiring as cavalry captain til he finalizes his last dramatic moment.

Wayne wears well in this somewhat older characterization. He makes the officer an understanding, two-fisted guy without overdoing it. Victor McLaglen gives the production tremendous lift as the whisky-nipping non-com.

1949: Best Color Cinematography

She Wore a Yellow Ribbon

Production: RKO/Argosy. Director John Ford; Producer John Ford, Merian C. Cooper; Screenplay Frank Nugent, Laurence Stallings; Camera Winton Hoch; Editor Jack Murtay; Music Richard Hageman; Art Director James Basevi

Crew: (Color) Available on VHS, DVD. Extract of a review from 1949. Running time: 103 MIN.

With: John Wayne Joanne Dru John Agar Ben Johnson Victor McLaglen Mildred Natwick

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