History Film / RioBravo

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
2nd Mar '16 2:18:36 PM Menshevik
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Hawks and his collaborators switched the story of ''High Noon'' to a professional's point of view: if people offered John Wayne their help, he would reply, "If they're really good, I'll take them. If not, they'll only cause me more trouble." Hawks' idea saw Wayne's sheriff take the opposite route of ''High Noon's'' sheriff in every critical decision and position from ''High Noon'' while remaining successful in his task.

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Hawks and his collaborators (the screenplay was written by Jules Furthman and Creator/LeighBrackett) switched the story of ''High Noon'' to a professional's point of view: if people offered John Wayne their help, he would reply, "If they're really good, I'll take them. If not, they'll only cause me more trouble." Hawks' idea saw Wayne's sheriff take the opposite route of ''High Noon's'' sheriff in every critical decision and position from ''High Noon'' while remaining successful in his task.
3rd Feb '16 10:48:29 PM jormis29
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In 1952, Fred Zinneman directed ''HighNoon'', an excellent {{Western}} that snagged a number of Oscars -- but numerous awards didn't keep Western legends JohnWayne and HowardHawks from thinking the idea of a Sheriff running around town and begging people to help him face a couple of outlaws looked [[strike:un-American]] unprofessional. (As Howard Hawks explained to the French magazine ''Cahiers du Cinéma'', he didn't like the idea, especially since ''High Noon's'' sheriff eventually proved a little luck -- and some help from his bride -- made him perfectly capable of doing his job alone.) So in 1959, the duo made '''''Rio Bravo'''''

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In 1952, Fred Zinneman directed ''HighNoon'', an excellent {{Western}} that snagged a number of Oscars -- but numerous awards didn't keep Western legends JohnWayne Creator/JohnWayne and HowardHawks Creator/HowardHawks from thinking the idea of a Sheriff running around town and begging people to help him face a couple of outlaws looked [[strike:un-American]] unprofessional. (As Howard Hawks explained to the French magazine ''Cahiers du Cinéma'', he didn't like the idea, especially since ''High Noon's'' sheriff eventually proved a little luck -- and some help from his bride -- made him perfectly capable of doing his job alone.) So in 1959, the duo made '''''Rio Bravo'''''



* RatedMForManly: One of the things QuentinTarantino likes the most about this movie is how it uses this trope.

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* RatedMForManly: One of the things QuentinTarantino Creator/QuentinTarantino likes the most about this movie is how it uses this trope.
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