History Film / RioBravo

24th Jan '17 4:21:24 AM CumbersomeTercel
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* TheCastShowOff: Dean Martin and Ricky Nelson singing the memorable song "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v2ssbgThljU My rifle, my pony and me]]", a rearrangement of Dimitri Tiomkin's own theme from ''Film/RedRiver''
24th Jan '17 4:20:46 AM CumbersomeTercel
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* ArchEnemy: Nathan Burdette and Joe Burdette to Chance and co.



* BigBad: Nathan Burdette:



* GiveMeASword: The bad guys have Chance where they want him in front of a saloon, but then suddenly Feathers throws a plant pot through the window and simultaneously Colorado throws a rifle to him.



* PrisonerExchange: Dude gets captured and the villains will release him in exchange for Joe Burdette. Unusually for this trope, we never get any indication of whether or not the villains intend to play fair, as it's the heroes that play dirty and go in with every intention of leaving with both prisoners.



* QuickDraw: Subverted. When asked why he carries a rifle, Sheriff Chance replies that he found there were lots of men faster with a pistol.



* TheSiege

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* TheSiegeTheSiege: The plot involves the villains laying siege to the jail where Joe is held and Sheriff Chance holding them off until the Marshall arrives.



* YoungGun: Colorado Ryan

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* TrojanPrisoner: Played with. The bad guys capture Chance and threaten to kill a hostage if he doesn't cooperate, then walk into the jail with him posing as federal marshalls. Stumpy isn't fooled however.
* YoungGun: Colorado RyanRyan. A slight subversion in that Chance says about him: "It's nice to see a smart kid for a change." and Stumpy agrees. "Yeah, he's not like the usual kid with a gun."
12th Nov '16 5:10:44 PM nombretomado
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* DeadpanSnarker: Chance is a big-time SnarkKnight. But then, with JohnWayne, it's fairly inevitable.

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* DeadpanSnarker: Chance is a big-time SnarkKnight. But then, with JohnWayne, Creator/JohnWayne, it's fairly inevitable.



** TestosteronePoisoning: '''Explicitly averted.''' Chance notes that he admires Colorado (and by implication the rest of his crew) precisely ''because'' he acts as if he's got nothing to "prove". (Chance himself averts it too, of course--with JohnWayne, it's fairly inevitable.)

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** TestosteronePoisoning: '''Explicitly averted.''' Chance notes that he admires Colorado (and by implication the rest of his crew) precisely ''because'' he acts as if he's got nothing to "prove". (Chance himself averts it too, of course--with JohnWayne, Creator/JohnWayne, it's fairly inevitable.)
11th Oct '16 6:51:24 PM jamespolk
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John T. Chance works as the sheriff of a small Texas town, but he's not as fast as he used to be with a six shooter (he prefers the trademark John Wayne Winchester '92 instead) -- and to add to his problems, the brother of the local rancher who pretty much runs the town sits in his jail. The rancher sends plenty of hired guns to get his brother out of jail, and the only people Chance can count on for help include his old, crippled deputy, Stumpy and a washed-up drunk called [[DeanMartin Dude]] (or Borrachón, Spanish for ''[[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin drunkard]]", by the Mexicans). Along the way, Chance also receives help from a youngster named Colorado Ryan -- but will his help be enough to help the other three men deal with the hired guns until the Marshal arrives to handle the rancher's brother?

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John T. Chance works as the sheriff of a small Texas town, but he's not as fast as he used to be with a six shooter (he prefers the trademark John Wayne Winchester '92 instead) -- and to add to his problems, the brother of the local rancher who pretty much runs the town sits in his jail. The rancher sends plenty of hired guns to get his brother out of jail, and the only people Chance can count on for help include his old, crippled deputy, Stumpy and a washed-up drunk called [[DeanMartin [[Creator/DeanMartin Dude]] (or Borrachón, Spanish for ''[[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin drunkard]]", by the Mexicans). Along the way, Chance also receives help from a youngster named Colorado Ryan -- but will his help be enough to help the other three men deal with the hired guns until the Marshal arrives to handle the rancher's brother?


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* HitlerCam: How John Wayne is introduced, as he kicks over a spitoon from which Dude is about to pluck a coin.
5th Oct '16 2:34:53 AM CumbersomeTercel
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* FakeShemp: Ward Bond's death scene was filmed from a distance because it was actually a double. Bond had already left the set to be back on location for ''Series/WagonTrain''.
17th May '16 6:06:13 PM RushLimborg
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* SpiritedYoungLady: Feathers, being a quintessential "Hawksian Woman", is a master of dominating the scene--and is fiery enough to be willing to join in the fight.
1st May '16 4:30:13 AM BobTanaka
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* HugeGuyTinyGirl: Chance and Feathers, played by the 6'4" John Wayne and 5'5" Angie Dickinson, respectively. The sets were famously all built on a 7/8 scale to make the actors look larger than life. Next to Wayne, Dickinson looks like ''she'' was built on a 7/8 scale.
4th Apr '16 7:22:15 PM NinjaLore
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* NotWhatItLooksLike: Carlos rants to Chance about how, in his desperate attempt to carry out Chance's instructions to make ''sure'' Feathers gets on the stagecoach, he ended up trying to carry her--''just'' when his wife showed up. Carlos explains that he's ''responsible'' for Feathers. The end result was poor Carlos getting a black eye.

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* NotWhatItLooksLike: Carlos rants to Chance about how, in his desperate attempt to carry out Chance's instructions to make ''sure'' Feathers gets on the stagecoach, he ended up trying to carry her--''just'' when his wife showed up. Carlos explains that he's ''responsible'' "responsible" for Feathers. The end result was poor Carlos getting a black eye.
4th Apr '16 7:20:41 PM NinjaLore
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** Throughout the movie, the townsfolk loiter outside whenever they think the big confrontation between Burdette's hitmen and the sheriff is about to happen.



* NotWhatItLooksLike: Carlos rants to Chance about how, in his desperate attempt to carry out Chance's instructions to make ''sure'' Feathers gets on the stagecoach, he ended up trying to carry her--''just'' when his wife showed up. The end result was poor Carlos getting a black eye.

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* NotWhatItLooksLike: Carlos rants to Chance about how, in his desperate attempt to carry out Chance's instructions to make ''sure'' Feathers gets on the stagecoach, he ended up trying to carry her--''just'' when his wife showed up. Carlos explains that he's ''responsible'' for Feathers. The end result was poor Carlos getting a black eye.
7th Mar '16 4:44:32 AM TheRedRedKroovy
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* TakeThat: ''Rio Bravo'' serves as one to ''Film/HighNoon''. Specifically the scene where Chance explains to Wheeler exactly why he ''doesn't'' go out asking any civilians for help: numbers or no, if they aren't ''professionals'', they're more apt to end up as just more targets.
** In a more subtle jab, Chance's key crew consists of a drunkard and an old cripple--basically, two fellows who have nothing to lose and are motivated by their loyalty to him. Guess who Gary Cooper turns away in ''High Noon''....

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* TakeThat: ''Rio Bravo'' serves as one to ''Film/HighNoon''. Specifically SpiritualAntithesis[=/=]TakeThat: To ''Film/HighNoon'', which Creator/HowardHawks and Creator/JohnWayne were both highly critical of. Specifically, the scene where Chance explains to Wheeler exactly why he ''doesn't'' go out asking any civilians for help: numbers or no, if they aren't ''professionals'', they're more apt to end up as just more targets.
** In a more subtle jab, Chance's key crew consists of a drunkard and an old cripple--basically, two fellows who have nothing to lose and are motivated by their loyalty to him. Guess who Gary Cooper turns away in ''High Noon''....Noon''...



* YoungGun: Colorado Ryan

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* YoungGun: Colorado Ryan
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