She Wore a Yellow Ribbon1949
She Wore a Yellow Ribbon (1949)
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as Capt. Nathan Brittles
as Olivia Dandridge
as Lt. Flint Cohill
as Sgt. Tyree
as Lt. Ross Pennell
as Sgt. Quincannon
as Mrs. Abby Allshard
as Major Mack Allshard
as Dr. O'Lauglin
as Karl Rynders
as Pony That Walks
as Red Shirt
as Trooper Cliff
as Cpl. Mike Quayne
as Sgt. Hochbauer
as Col. Krumrein
as Sergeant Major
as Pvt. John Smith/Gen. Rome Clay
as Rynder's partner
Critic Reviews for She Wore a Yellow Ribbon
A film of both elegiac sentiment and occasionally over-eloquent sentimentality.
Bulwarked with gay and spirited music and keyed to the colors of the plains, "She Wore a Yellow Ribbon" is a dilly of a cavalry picture. Yeehooooo!
The film boasts one of Ford's more uncommon storylines and some of his boldest uses of color cinematography.
This earned an Oscar for Best Cinematography, though had a Best Makeup award existed back then, surely Don Cash would have been a contender for superb work that allowed a then-41-year-old Wayne to convincingly pass for someone a quarter-century older.
Audience Reviews for She Wore a Yellow Ribbon
Beautifully filmed and featuring many great performances. This is one of the most entertaining of Ford's films. Also includes the greatest performance ever put in by Victor McLaglen in his reoccurring role as Sgt. Quincannon.
A great follow up to Fort Apache and probably the grandest in the whole trilogy. The use of color is almost jaw dropping at times and the way the west is captured is utterly flawless. John Wayne delivers one of his best performances out of so many great ones. Captain Brittles is probably one of the most noble and courageous characters, certainly in terms of military movies. John Ford's vision and storytelling is just unlike anything else and this is such a beautiful movie to experience.
The compositions and photography around director John Ford's new stamping ground of Monument valley are great to look at as always. With some makeup to grey his hair and wrinkle him a might, John Wayne turns in one of his finest performances on the screen. The rest of the cast measures up equally well. Victor McLaglen, as irascible as ever, plays Irish Top Sergeant Quincannon, full of blarney and (a bit of) whiskey. His morning scenes with Wayne, denying he'd been drinking, are comic gems. I like the scene of McLaglen battling men in the bar. As the young suitors of Joanne Dru, John Agar and Harry Carey Jr. are also quite good.
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