Classic Westerns from two directors legendary for their work in the genre, Howard Hawks (RED RIVER) and John Ford (THE SEARCHERS)!
20 minute intermission in between films.
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RIO BRAVO (1959)
Director: Howard Hawks
'On one side is an army of gunmen dead-set on springing a murderous sidekick from jail. On the other is Sheriff John T. Chance and his two deputies: one a drunk, the other a cripple. Place your bets!
John Wayne is Chance in RIO BRAVO, a lean Western classic packing solid heroics around a strong emotional core. He's joined by Dean Martin as the deputy coming off a two-year drunk, Walter Brennan as the old coot whose fiery spirit outmatches his hobbled stride, Ricky Nelson as a youngster out to prove himself by joining the lawmen and Angie Dickinson as a woman with a past who hopes to rope Chance.
Director Howard Hawks already lifted the Western to new heights with RED RIVER. With RIO BRAVO, Hawks does it again, capturing the straight-from-the-barrel Old West many grew up with - a legendary West that fits all the tall talents of Wayne and Hawks like a Colt 44 fits a weathered holster.'
TWO RODE TOGETHER (1961)
Director: John Ford
'The first collaboration between James Stewart and director John Ford produced this thrilling and darkly complex Western that easily ranks among Ford’s best work, yet remains one of his most overlooked.
Stewart plays gloriously against type as Marshal Guthrie McCabe, a cynical and amoral U.S. Marshal assigned to trade guns with the fearsome Comanche in exchange for hostages, with the promise of a large reward if he is successful. McCabe and old friend Lieutenant Jim Gary (Richard Widmark, PICKUP ON SOUTH ST, KISS OF DEATH) set out to track down the Comanche and their captives, with tragic consequences for all involved.
With a screenplay by Frank Nugent (THE SEARCHERS) and cinematography by Charles Lawton Jr. (THE LADY FROM SHANGHAI, 3:10 TO YUMA), TWO RODE TOGETHER was one of the first Westerns to recognize the dignity and value of the Native American way of life.'